Post-doctoral position - Laboratory of Cancer Biology - [ Postdoc ]

Added on: 04/02/2019 - Expires on 19/02/2019

We are seeking a post-doctoral candidate to join the Cancer Biology team lead by Dr. Stefano Campaner within the Genomic Science Research Line at the Center for Genomic Science of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) in Milan, Italy (, coordinator Dr. Francesco Nicassio. Our group has a long-standing interest in understanding the molecular mechanisms of transformation induced by oncogenic transcription factors such as Myc and the Hippo pathway co-activators YAP and TAZ.

The successful candidate will be involved in the study of the transcriptional co-activators YAP and TAZ, focusing in particular on their role in lineage restriction and in the control of cellular proliferation. This study is based on a combination of in-vivo and in-vitro studies aimed at dissecting the role of YAP/TAZ by using genome wide chromatin studies (ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq) coupled with genome wide mRNA expression (RNA-seq, Quanta-seq and SLAM-seq) and single cell analyses (sc-RNA-seq and sc-ATAC-seq). We are seeking a highly motivated, ambitious and talented scientist to join our lab. The ideal candidate should be highly skilled in computational biology and bioinformatics, with proven experience in coding using both scripting languages as C/C++, Phyton and statistical languages as R.

Ability to program, operate and transfer data in Unix, Linux and Macintosh OS X systems will be a plus. Problem solving abilities and a team working attitude will be essential.

The Center for Genomic Science of IIT@SEMM ( ) is located in Milan, Italy and is one of IIT’s national nodes. The Center benefits from state-of-the-art facilities and advanced technologies. The successful candidate will be integrated in a lively community of experimental and computational scientists.

Required skills and experience

  • A PhD in Computational Biology/Bioinformatics with or without post-doctoral experience.
  • Documented research experience in Computational Biology as well as in cellular and cancer biology.
  • Fluency in written and oral English.

Applications should be e-mailed both to and and include a CV, contacts and name of 2 referees and a short statement about professional skills and interests.

Application deadline: February 19, 2019

Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – IIT ( - was founded with the objective of promoting Italy’s technological development and further education in science and technology. In this sense IIT is committed to achieving its scientific program, which sees a major inspirational principle in the integration between basic scientific research and the development of technical applications. Research at IIT cover scientific areas of high innovative content, representing the most advanced frontiers of modern technology, with wide application possibilities in various fields from medicine to industry, from computer science to robotics, life sciences and nanobiotechnology.

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

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Stefano Campaner