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Vienna BioCenter International Post Doctoral Call

Vienna BioCenter International Post Doctoral Call Now Open!

20 Fellowship Positions now Available

VIP2 is a fully-funded three-year postdoctoral fellowship program that is open to candidates with backgrounds in biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, engineering, computer science, and bioinformatics.

The Vienna BioCenter is an English-speaking campus with outstanding research infrastructure, equal opportunity support including health care, pension contributions and highly subsidized child-care. Vienna is consistently rated number one for quality of living.

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Offerta di lavoro per Biologi

Tecno Aqua s.r.l., una piccola azienda specializzata nel trattamento acque di scarico industriali con tecnologie biologiche (MBBR), è alla ricerca di un/una biologo/a per una eventuale assunzione diretta.

La sede operativa è a Voghera.

Chi fosse interessato potrà proporre la sua candidatura inviando il CV al Dott. Coccia al seguente indirizzo mail:

Postdoc position in Protein signaling and cell division

A postdoctoral position is available at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR– ), University of Copenhagen.

About CPR and the research group
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR) at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, has been established to promote basic and applied discovery research on human proteins of medical relevance. The Center comprises a wide range of expertise and skills, from proteomics, bioinformatics, high-content microscopy, and high-throughput protein production for functional dissection of complex signaling systems.
The Nilsson group focuses on mechanisms of protein phosphatase substrate selection as well as the segregation of chromosomes during cell division. As protein phosphatases are major regulators of cell division these two topics are tightly connected.
The laboratory is equipped with the cutting-edge infrastructure for molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry work. Our group is technically and internationally diverse and embedded in excellent environment for high-quality research and collaboration. The group consistently publishes in top-ranked journals and has outstanding track-record in training the next generation of researchers. We are now looking for a highly motivated and qualified postdoc candidate to join our research group.

Please find more information about the group here:

Project description
The project will follow up on our recent discoveries (Hertz et al, Molecular Cell (2016) and Hein et al, Nature Cell Biology (2017) ) on the role of PP2A complexes in coordination of mitotic events and their role in chromosome segregation and spindle assembly checkpoint signaling. The aim is to dissect the underlying molecular mechanisms ensuring tight coordination of cellular signaling during cell division by integrating biochemical, cell based and imaging approaches.

Tentative start date: 1 June 2018.

The candidate should have demonstrated excellent scientific productivity, evidenced by high-quality research publications, be able to conduct independent and creative research, and show good inter-personal and communication skills.
The candidates are required to have a PhD degree or equivalent in natural or medical science.
Excellent scientific track-record.
Expert knowledge in one or more of the following areas would be considered an advantage:
Analysis of cell signaling with biochemistry and molecular biology approaches.
Genetics and cell biology.
Live cell microscopy and analysis of cell division.
Good communication skills, both oral and written.
An analytical aptitude for devising innovative scientific or technical solutions.
Demonstrate enthusiasm, motivation, flexibility and confidence.
Place of employment and work
The employment is at CPR ( ), University of Copenhagen, located in central Copenhagen. The research environment at CPR is ambitious and international, with approx. 30 different nationalities currently represented. The Center comprises modern laboratories, supercomputer resources and state-of-the-art facilities within protein science, including microscopy, cryo-EM, and the next generation sequencing. Seminars with high-profile international speakers and regular internal research seminars are organized at the Center. For more information on working and living in Denmark visit (International staff mobility) and

Terms of salary and employment
Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central organization. Currently, the monthly salary is around 33,200-34,900 DKK plus 17.1 % in pension contribution.
The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) have agreed on a protocol that makes it possible for all international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, where the pension will be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes

Duration: The duration of the positions is 1 year with a possible extension for up-to 3 years (depending on the performance, and previous employment at the University of Copenhagen).

Application procedure
Your application should be submitted electronically by clicking on “apply now” below.

Your application should include the following documents:
Cover letter
Curriculum vitae, incl. educational qualifications, experience and a list of publications.
A scanned copy of the final degree (PhD or equivalent) certificate. If the degree is not awarded, it is sufficient to mention when the applicant expects to submit thesis, or receive the qualifying degree
Names and contact details for 2-3 referees
The applicants can submit these materials in the given fields in the online submission system, or the application documents can be combined and submitted as a single PDF file. We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the above-mentioned requirements and that do not have a least one publication as first author.

Deadline for application: 6 th of April , 2018

After the expiry of the application deadline, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at

For further information about the position or the process or if you experience any technical difficulty with the online submission system, please contact SUND HR:

CPR and the University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Posizione di Post-Doc presso l’Istituto dei Tumori Milano

Project Title: Detrimental effect of anti-PD-1 antibody treatment on tumor growth: role of innate immune and stromal cells?

We are seeking to recruit a post-doctoral fellow to conduct a project on Tumor Immunology/Immunotherapy at the Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health/Fondazione IRCCS – Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori  Molecular Targets Unit in Milan. We are looking for a highly motivated researcher to join our group.

Topic of the research: Programmed Death-1 (PD-1), a member of the CD28 receptor family, is reported to be expressed by activated T lymphocytes. This receptor is known to inhibit T cell activity upon its interaction with its ligands, PD-L1 and -L2. The PD-1/PD-Ls pathway is a crucial self-tolerance pathway that tumor cells hijack to escape immune elimination. Drugs designed to block PD-1 “release the brakes” on anti-tumor immunity, enabling endogenous effector mechanisms. Clinical studies with antibodies targeting PD-1 demonstrated that blocking the PD-1/PD-Ls interaction produced objective responses in a wide spectrum of solid and hematologic malignancies. However, it is now emerging that a fraction of patients become “hyperprogressors” after PD-1 blocking therapy with a greatly accelerated rate of tumor growth and clinical deterioration. The cellular and molecular mechanisms of this phenomenon have not been elucidated yet. The research goal is dedicated to the investigation of the molecular and cellular bases of this phenomenon.

Duration of fellowship: 3 years (renewal each year)

Candidate requirements include Ph.D, a high degree of motivation in academic research and a good ability to work independently. Skills in cellular and molecular biology/immunology are required. Experience with mouse preclinical models is desirable.

Please send a CV to Dr. Michele Sommariva at the following email address:

Postdoctoral positions in genome stability at the Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford

Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Research Associates to join Dr Dragana Ahel’s group at the Dunn School of Pathology. The main research area of Dragana Ahel’s laboratory is studying cellular pathways that maintain genome stability and play roles in human disease. The laboratory uses a multidisciplinary approach to study relevant protein factors at a biochemical, cellular, and physiological level. More information about the Ahel laboratory is available on the group’s website

The posts will be held at the Dunn School of Pathology, a world-class biomedical research Department at the University of Oxford. The Dunn School is based on the vibrant South Parks Road Science Campus in the heart of Oxford. Its research benefits from exceptionally strong scientific community and outstanding facilities.

Two positions are currently available: one suitable for candidates with the background in cell biology and genetics, and another for candidates with expertise in biochemistry and structural biology. Applicants should have a PhD in cell biology, biochemistry, or a related field, and a track record of publishing at an internationally-competitive level. Required skills include high level of competence in general molecular biology techniques, cell biology, protein biochemistry, genetics or protein crystallography. Experience in DNA repair, DNA replication, and broader area of genome stability would be an advantage, but is not necessary.

If you have an excellent background in biomedical sciences and a strong publication record, we want to hear from you!

For further details please visit:

The closing date for applications is Friday 16 February 2018. Interviews will be held as soon as possible
thereafter. For informal enquires please contact Dragana Ahel via email

PhD student positions at the IMPRS for Molecular Life Sciences in Munich, Germany

The International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences: From Biological Structures to Neural Circuits (IMPRS-LS) is a PhD program that brings together two renowned Munich based Max Planck Institutes as well as two leading partner-universities, the LMU and TUM, to deliver first class training for the world‘s most promising young scientists.

Our students and their supervisors strive to uncover molecular mechanisms regulating biological processes, analyze the resulting complex biological systems and decipher the intricate network of neural circuits leading to corresponding behavioral responses.

More than 60 distinguished group leaders actively participate in the PhD program and offer challenging and cutting-edge PhD projects in the following areas:
· Biophysics & Bioimaging
· Computational & Systems Biology
· Gene Regulation & DNA Biology
· Circuit Neuroscience & Neurodegeneration
· Protein Structure & Protein Folding
· Signaling & Immunology

Qualified candidates are invited NOW to apply for the selection 2017/2018. Deadline for application is November 15th, 2017.

All students accepted to the program will receive a generous PhD fellowship covering tuition and living expenses.
Further information and application details are available at:

Scientific Project Manager at The Centre for Genomic Regulation

We are seeking an enthusiastic Scientific Project Manager to join the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) International and Scientific Affairs (ISA) team. The position is within the framework of two projects funded by the European Commission H2020 Programme. The first project, “Engineering of Mycoplasma pneumoniae as a broad-spectrum animal vaccine” (MycoSynVac)*, is coordinated by Prof Luis Serrano, CRG Director. The project aims to develop a novel veterinary vaccine chassis based on the bacterium Mycoplasma pneumoniae by combining systems and synthetic biology approaches (
The second project, that has just started on May 2017, “Open Responsible research and Innovation to further Outstanding kNowledge” (ORION)*, is coordinated by Dr Michela Bertero, ISA head, and focuses on embedding Open Science in research institutions and funding organizations.

Link to job opening:

Postdoctoral position in Human Molecular Immunobiology at INGM

Description: 1 junior postdoctoral position in Human Molecular Immunobiology is available starting from July 2017 in the unit of Genome Biology of Dr. Beatrice Bodega at INGM, Milan, Italy. In our lab we are interested in understanding the function of DNA repetitive elements in the epigenetic regulation of the transcriptional response of the cell. DNA repeats cover almost 70% of the human genome, and their function was largely ignored for decades. In particular, Transposable elements (TEs) account for the 45% of the genome, and there are emerging evidences in their involvement in the somatic plasticity of the genome and tissue-specific transcriptional complexity (i.e. ESC, brain).
Among TEs, we are investigating the LINE1 (L1) dynamics in CD4+ T cells different subsets (Naïve, Th1Th2, Th17 and Treg) finding a peculiar transcriptional regulation of TEs in human lymphocytes.
Our research includes molecular approaches as well as human primary cell purification and differentiation systems. Used methods cover the whole field of modern cell and molecular biology/biochemistry such as single cells transcriptional studies, immunofluorescence, biophysical techniques, in vitro chromatin assays, ChIP? and 4C coupled with NGS, etc. The hired candidate will benefit from the possibility to work in close collaboration with all the researchers of the Institute taking part in scientific discussions on a day to-day basis. We expect our new team members to be creative and interested in basic science and novel technologies.

Qualifications: Potential candidates should hold (or about to obtain) a PhD, or three years after degree experience, in molecular and cellular biology. We expect our new team members to be creative and interested in science and in developing novel technologies Previous experience in epigenetics field and immunobiology will be an added value.
Given the collaborative and multidisciplinary nature of the project, good communication and understanding of genome biology are also strongly recommended.

Please apply by sending a letter of motivation describing your interest in this research and past research experiences, a curriculum vitae and names of at least two referees to:

Dr. Beatrice Bodega
Istituto Nazionale di Genetica Molecolare (INGM)

For additional info, please visit INGM website:

Fulbright – Presentazione delle opportunità di studio, ricerca e insegnamento negli USA

Giovedì 25 Maggio 2017 ore 12.30 e ore 15.00
Aula Grande
Dip. Scienze Politiche e Sociali
Palazzo Centrale
Giovedì 25 Maggio, presso l’Aula Grande del Dipart. di Scienze Politiche e Sociali si terranno due incontri di presentazione delle opportunità di studio, ricerca e insegnamento negli USA offerte dalla Commissione Fulbright, ente binazionale congiuntamente istituito dal governo italiano e del governo statunitense

Ore 12.30 – Le borse Fulbright per STUDENTI:  si parlerà del funzionamento del sistema accademico americano, con particolare attenzione al livello graduate (corsi di Master e PhD), illustrando le risorse per la scelta dei corsi, le modalità, le tempistiche e i requisiti per l’invio delle application, i visti di ingresso, le possibilità di supporto finanziario.

Ore 15.00 – Le borse Fulbright per DOCENTI E RICERCATORI:  l’incontro sarà dedicato nello specifico alle borse di studio Fulbright  ricerca e insegnamento negli Stati Uniti, illustrando le varie tipologie di concorso e i requisiti di partecipazione ai bandi.
Al termine di ciascuna presentazione verrà dato spazio a domande e consultazioni individuali


Marie-Curie PhD-Fellowships

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action TRANSMIT – Translating Mitochondria in Tumorigenesis has received funding from the EU Horizon 2020 research & innovation programme for implementing training-through-research tasks dedicated to unravel the metabolic features of cancer, as well as to provide a full portfolio of complementary skills through the creation of a network of laboratories, devoted to a multidisciplinary/multisectorial education of young scientists.

We invite interested students to apply for open PhD positions until 2017-Apr-30:
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TRANSMIT funds 11 PhD positions. OROBOROS INSTRUMENTS participates in ‘TRANSMIT’ with one PhD position, supervised by Ao.-Univ. Prof. Dr. Erich Gnaiger, Medical University of Innsbruck / OROBOROS INSTRUMENTS.

The Vienna Biocenter PhD programme

The Vienna Biocenter PhD programme summer call in now open and we are offering approx. 20 fully financed postions.

We invite applications from motivated and knoweledgeable applicants from all over the world. Applicants should hold a Master\’s degree or equivalent from a university in the field of Natural Sciences. It is also possible to apply when the master\’s degree is received within six months of the application deadline.

The Vienna Biocenter is a highly multidisciplinary environment, with research areas ranging from molecules to populations: RNA biology, gene regulation and epigenetics; Biochemistry, structural and cell biology; Stem cells and developmental biology; Molecular medicine; Neuroscience; Plant biology; Bioengineering and computational biology; and Evolutionary and population biology. Most importantly the scientific atmosphere is extremely dynamic and collaborative, students have numerous opportunities to meet, talk, listen and collaborate with fellow scientists.

Vienna is consistently rated as one of the top cities in Europe for quality of life. It is a modern, international metropolis in the heart of Central Europe, a city with a quality lifestyle and an embraceable joy for living.

30 aprile 2017

20 borse di studio biennali da Éupolis Lombardia per laureati e dottori di ricerca

Éupolis Lombardia ha indetto un Bando per la selezione pubblica per l’assegnazione di n. 20 borse di studio di durata biennale, finalizzate allo svolgimento di attività di studio e ricerca da realizzare presso le strutture di Éupolis Lombardia.
Sono previste due tipologie di borse: una a favore di laureati, l’altra a favore di dottori di ricerca.

Le 17 borse di studio destinate a laureati sono relative ai seguenti temi:

L1 – Project management e programmazione strategica
L2 – Management pubblico
L3 – Finanza pubblica
L4 – Politiche sociosanitarie – formazione
L5 – Formazione per il sistema socio sanitario – cure primarie e medicina territoriale
L6 – Formazione per il sistema sociosanitario – certificazioni e accreditamenti
L7 – Formazione per il servizio socio sanitario – integrazione sociosanitaria
L8 – Politiche agricole e sviluppo sostenibile
L9 – Sviluppo economico
L10 – Sistemi informativi gestionali
L11 – Programmazione territoriale e qualità del paesaggio
L12 – Analisi, metodi e strumenti a supporto dell’attuazione di politiche ambientali
L13 – Formazione per la Polizia Locale
L14 – Formazione per il personale della Pubblica amministrazione – utilizzo degli strumenti informatici
L15 – Formazione per il personale di Regione Lombardia e degli enti locali
L16 – Ente regionale e comunicazione pubblica
L17 – Cluster di innovazione e sviluppo locale

Le 3 borse di studio destinate a dottori di ricerca sono relative ai seguenti temi:

R2 – Innovazione e competitività a livello europeo;
R3 – Programmazione della mobilità e dei trasporti.

Le informazioni di dettaglio sono disponibili sul sito