HOURS PER WEEK
OFFER STARTING DATE
1 year with the possible extension for 2 additional years.
A post-doctoral position is available in the Autoimmune neurology team of Fondazione Policlinico Gemelli for a collaborative project funded by the Italian Ministry of Health on single-cell deep phenotyping of B lymphocytes in patients with Myasthenia Gravis.
ABOUT THE INSTITUTION:
The Neurology Unit of Fondazione Policlinico Universitario “A. Gemelli” IRCCS (FPUG) has a long-standing expertise in autoimmune neurological diseases. It provides clinical and diagnostic services for immune-mediated diseases, with about 3000 outpatients visits performed per year. The Unit is a National Referral Centre for neurological antibody-mediated diseases.
The Autoimmune Neurology lab is fully equipped with a full range of instrumentation required for research in cellular and molecular Core facilities of FPUG include: cryobank, animal house, and the center of light and electron microscopy, flow cytometry and sorting facilities.
ABOUT THE AUTOIMMUNE NEUROLOGY LAB:
Our work is principally focussed on the detection of neurological autoantibodies in patients and on developing a better understanding of causes and treatment of antibody mediated neurological conditions. The main diseases studied are autoimmune encephalitis and epilepsy, autoimmune ataxia, NMOSD, MOGAD and myasthenia gravis.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
We invite applications from outstanding and highly motivated candidates with a PhD in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology or related subjects.
The ideal successful candidate should have experience with human lymphocyte culture, flow cytometry and molecular biology techniques. Experience with single-cell RNAseq would be desirable.
The candidate should have strong analytical and writing skills and excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication attitudes.
The salary will be discussed during the interview based on the experience of the candidate.
Please send your CV to:
Raffaele Iorio, MD, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org)