At the pediatric oncohematology laboratory led by prof. Alessandra Biffi (Dipartimento di Salute della Donna e del Bambino and Fondazione Istituto di Ricerca Pediatrica) the following positions are available:

  • post-doctoral fellows/senior post-doctoral fellows for gene therapy projects using hematopoietic stem
    cells, viral vectors, gene editing, with experience in cell and molecular biology, transplantation, immunology,
    neurodegenerative diseases;
  • lab technicians/lab managers with experience in cell and molecular biology and experimental animal

The candidates will be involved in translational and discovery projects, supported by academic (ERC) and industrial grants, and in the context of international collaborations, such as with Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Availability for periods of training or experimentation abroad will be considered positively. The remuneration will be related to the experience of the candidate, with the possibility of awards on goal.

Please send CV and 1-3 reference letters to:


An open post-doctoral position is available starting from October 2019 at the Laboratory of Clinical Genetics, Department of Women’s and Children’s Health University of Padova and Istituto di Ricerca Pediatrica Fondazione Città della Speranza (IRP).

The principal investigator is Eva Trevisson, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medical Genetics (visit the website

Our group is interested in modeling genetic conditions predisposing to tumor development (particularly Schwannomatosis and Rhabdoid tumors predisposing syndromes).

The position requires high motivation towards research, strong background in molecular biology, cancer genetics and fluency in English.

A PhD in Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology or related field and experience on Zebrafish model will be considered a plus.

Please send CV and a reference letter to


Elisa Cimetta BIAMET – NBTECH laboratories

Master Thesis student position available

A Master thesis student position is available in the laboratory of Prof. Elisa Cimetta to define how hypoxia influences physicochemical properties of exosomes produced by paediatric cancer Neuroblastoma (NB).
The research is funded by a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC StG 2017).

Current research in the lab is focused on the development of microfluidic platforms to test the effects of NB-derived exosomes on target cells cultures and to elucidate the molecular mechanisms/signaling through which the microenvironment shapes Neuroblastoma aggressiveness and progression.

The laboratories are located at the Department of Industrial Engineering (DII), University of Padua and at the Fondazione Istituto di Ricerca Pediatrica Citta’ della Speranza (IRP). The proposed activities will be developed at the IRP.

Students will be trained in advanced molecular, biochemical and cell biology techniques, and will work in a diverse team with engineers, biologists and biotechnologists.

Informal enquiries to

Elisa Cimetta – Phone: 0498275817