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Early-stage technician with biotechnology experience

Open from: 07.11.2023
Expiry date: 23.11.2023
Status: CLOSED

The MOLECULAR and GENETIC EPIDEMIOLOGY Unit, headed by Dr Alessio G. Naccarati, is seeking a highly motivated early-stage technician with a good background in molecular biology to support for a short period the activities of the Unit. The host institution, the Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine (IIGM, www.iigm.it), is located at the FPO IRCCS Candiolo Cancer Institute, (Turin), Italy. The main goal of IIGM is to foster and develop excellence in translational medicine, immunology, genomic research, and education, with a strong focus on cancer. The institute provides high-level scientific education and access to state-of-the-art research facilities. The activity of the MOLECULAR and GENETIC EPIDEMIOLOGY Unit is comprehensive and focused on high throughput analysis of non-coding RNAs, mainly by total and small RNA-seq, and the microbiome in relation to clinical and environmental (dietary/lifestyle) factors. The main aim of the Unit is the identification of potential susceptibility, diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive biomarkers in tumor tissues or patient body fluids and the development of related therapeutical/diagnostic markers. For these reasons, the Unit is involved in several collaborative studies with different hospitals/research institutes in the city of Turin and all over Europe.


We encourage applications from young talented newly graduated, who are interested in gaining post-degree experience in a growing multidisciplinary and dynamic research environment that integrates molecular biology, epidemiology, and computational biology in the context of large-scale omics data.


In the ongoing studies, the candidate will be involved in collecting, processing, and storing biological samples (mainly stool and biological fluids), organizing the collection of clinical and anamnestic/demographic data from collaborating hospitals and from dietary/lifestyle questionnaires. The candidate will also be trained in routine laboratory activities.

Qualifications and requirements

  • Master degree in Biotechnology;
  • Basic knowledge of molecular biology techniques (i.e., basic background of wet lab, especially for biobanking, nucleic acids extraction, library preparation) and bioinformatics/statistics (knowledge of R language, use of publicly available online repositories, functional enrichment analyses) for omic data analyses;
  • Good communication skills and self-motivation;
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.


To apply for this position, please submit via e-mail to alessio.naccarati@iigm.it the following documents:
1. A motivation letter (in English) describing past and present research experiences and interests.
2. An updated Curriculum Vitae.

Offered positions: no. 01 – available immediately, the call will remain open until November 23 2023.
Offered contract: 4 months fellowship.

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