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Post-doctoral position in Genova/Italy

23 January 2020

Post-doctoral position in Genova/Italy

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Post Doc in neurophysiology of DS (gene therapy & iPS cells).

A postdoc position is available at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, in Genoa, Italy. The selected candidate will join Dr. Laura Cancedda’s research line ‘Brain Development and Disease” in the framework of a commercial agreement with a foreign company specialized in the development of gene therapies.
The overall goal of the Cancedda Research Line is to understand the molecular determinants of neuronal circuit development in health and disease with a combination of in vivo and in vitro approaches (Naskar et al., Nature Communications, 2019; Szczurkowska et al., Brain 2018; Szczurkowska et al., Nature Protocol., 2016; Deidda et al., Nature Neuroscience, 2015; Deidda et al., Nature Medicine, 2015).
This specific project will focus on the development of a gene therapy for Down syndrome.
The ideal applicant has experience differentiation of iPSc. Experience in performing RNA-seq experiments and bioinformatic analysis is a plus.
IIT hosts interactive groups in neurophysiology, cellular/molecular neurobiology, neurotechnologies and behavioral neuroscience, and it provides state-of-the-art facilities in microscopy, electronics, molecular/cell biology and rodent genetics.
Applications, including detailed Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter and name and contacts of 3 referees, has to be submitted to

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Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Brain Development and Disease

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Laura Cancedda
via Morego 30

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