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ERC-Funded Postdoctoral Fellowship, 4D Cell Microscopy, CNR-NANOTEC, Lecce, Italy

Postdoctoral position

One postdoc position in the field of 4D Cell Microscopy is available in the group of Dr. Loretta del Mercato at Nanotechnology Institute of CNR in Lecce (Italy) within the ERC-Starting project “Sensing cell-cell interaction heterogeneity in 3D tumour models: towards precision medicine – INTERCELLMED”. The job vacancy involves using time-lapse confocal, multiphoton microscopy and fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) for visualizing spatiotemporal dynamics in complex multicell cultures of pancreatic tumoroids. Candidates will apply their expertise in microscopy and biology in an interdisciplinary laboratory.

Required qualifications

  • We seek a young and ambitious postdoctoral fellow with a Physics or Material Science or Engineering or Biology PhD degree.

  • Consolidate experience in fluorescence labelling, time-lapse confocal, multiphoton, STED and FLIM microscopy of mammalian 2D and 3D cell culture models (e.g., organoids, spheroids, ecc).

  • The ability to work in a multidisciplinary research team as well as effective communication and writing skills and a good mastery of the English language are essential for a successful selection.

This position is available for 24 months, with the possibility of extension for a further year. Ideal starting date: September 2019.

Interested applicants should submit his/her CV and 2 contacts for recommendation by email to loretta.delmercato@nanotec.cnr.it with the subject line “ERC-Postdoc in 4D cell microscopy”. Applications are open until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin upon receipt.

Why CNR-NANOTEC? 

CNR-NANOTEC provides the largest research infrastructure for high-quality nanotechnology research in the South of Italy with approximately >12000 sqm of laboratories and clean rooms and >200 employees with interdisciplinary background, including physicists, engineers, chemists, biologists and doctors. Notably, the CNR-NANOTEC recently launched, on close interactions with clinical partners, a new, long-term research programme, to promote the application of advances in Nanotechnology to Precision Medicine.

Site Description 

CNR-NANOTEC is located in Lecce, a vibrant, sunny and friendly city of 100,000 inhabitants in southern Italy. It lies in the region of Puglia, down at the heel of Italy’s boot, surrounded by attractive countryside, seashore and small lovely towns. The city provides a highly pleasant environment because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, and unique Adriatic culture and environment.

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