Website Pre- and post-doctoral positions to study the impact of the RNA sensing pathway in cancer
Posted on: 25-04-22
Profile: Pre- and post-doctoral positions to study the impact of the RNA sensing pathway in cancer
Organization: Department Cibio, University of Trento
We have discovered that cancers increase the production/accumulation of abnormal ncRNAs, which activate the RNA sensing pathway in cells of the tumor microenvironment through extracellular vesicles (tEVs), (Biagini et al., submitted). The project, funded by AIRC (www.airc.it/english), aims at characterizing the effects of the RNA sensing pathway in tumors and associated immune cells using cell type specific approaches. We will identify the endogenous RNA species involved in signaling to the RNA sensing pathway, and the biogenesis of these ncRNA cargos in tEVs. We have fully funded post-doc and pre-doc/PhD positions to investigate the roles of the RNA sensing pathway in tumor progression and metastasis formation and identify drugs modulating this process.
The pre-doctoral position should prepare for a fully funded PhD candidacy at the doctoral school of Biomolecular Sciences (https://www.unitn.it/drbs/17/phd-program) and will be available to candidates who have obtained a Master degree in Biomedical Studies less than one year ago (from March 2021 onwards). The post-doctoral position is available immediately to candidates holding a PhD or expected to get one in the next few months, initially for 1 year, renewable for an additional 2 years. The ideal candidate has experience in molecular biology, in vivo live imaging and/or analysis of NGS data. Experience in zebrafish and chemical screens are a plus, while enthusiasm for cancer biology is a must. A salary based on the Academic Italian guideline system and the experience/expertise of the successful candidate will be provided.
Interested applicants should send a motivation letter, a detailed CV and the letter(s) of support of one (pre-doc) or two (post-doc) referees to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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