Job ID: 113792

Post Doc in Bioinformatics of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 26 August 2023

Employment Start Date: 1 January 2024

Contract Length: 24 months

City: Genova

Country: Italy

Institution: Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Department: Brain Development and Disease


Commitment & contract: Post Doc 24 months starting from January 2024

Location: Genova


At IIT we work enthusiastically to develop human-centered Science and Technology to tackle some of the most pressing societal challenges of our times and transfer these technologies to the production system and society. Our Genoa headquarter is strictly inter-connected with our 11 centers around Italy and two outer-stations based in the US for a truly interdisciplinary experience.


You will be working in a multicultural and multi-disciplinary group, where experts in neurophysiology, cellular/molecular neurobiology, neurotechnologies and behavioral neuroscience and rodent genetics collaborate, each with their own expertise, to carry out common research.

The Brain Development and Disease Research Line is coordinated by Laura Cancedda, who has extensive experience in the study of brain development under physiological and pathological conditions in rodents. The lab has also a strong commitment in translational research and technology transfer activities (e.g., a running clinical trial, sponsored research agreements with pharma companies, a running startup).

The overall goal of the lab is indeed to understand the molecular determinants of neuronal circuit development in health and disease with a combination of in vivo and in vitro methods to find new therapeutic approaches (Savardi et al., Trends in Neuroscience, 2021; Parrini et al., Molecular Therapy, 2021; Savardi et al., Chem, 2020; Naskar et al., Nature Communications, 2019; Szczurkowska et al., Brain 2018; Deidda et al., Nature Medicine, 2015).

This specific project will focus on bioinformatic analysis of brain samples from patients with glioblastoma to develop new drug-discovery programs.

Con riferimento al progetto PNRR-POC-2022-12376380 “I Brain Lesions Border Characterization: Intraoperative Electrophisiology and Off-line Neurobiology – BLBC”, CUP J53C22004140001, ammesso a finanziamento dal Ministero della Salute per l’attuazione dell’Investimento 2.1 – Valorizzazione e potenziamento della ricerca biomedica del SSN” – nell’ambito della Missione 6 “Salute”, Componente C2 “del Piano Nazionale di Ripresa e Resilienza”.


  • A PhD in neuroscience or related disciplines, including neurobioinformatics and neurodevelopmental disorders and similar disciplines
  • Documented strong experience
  • A strong publication record
  • The ability to properly report, organize and publish research data
  • Documented experience in coaching junior scientists
  • Good command in spoken and written English


  • Knowledge/first experience on behavioral testing
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong problem solving attitude
  • High motivation to learn
  • Spirit of innovation and creativity
  • Good in time and priority management
  • Ability to work in a challenging and international environment
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a highly interdisciplinary environment


  • Competitive salary package for international standards
  • Wide range of staff discounts

Please submit your application using the online form and including a detailed CV, cover letter (outlining motivation, experience and qualifications) and contact details of 2 referees.

Application’s deadline: August 26, 2023.


If you feel this tickles your appetite for change, do not hesitate and apply!

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