Lab. TECHNICIAN position available – 06/10/2020


Prof. A. Biffi, MD
HSC Gene Therapy Laboratory
Fondazione Istituto di Ricerca Pediatrica
Department of Women’s and Children’s Health
University of Padova (Padua, Italy)

A research technician position is immediately available in the team of Prof. Alessandra Biffi, MD. We  are looking for a highly motivated and qualified lab technician. Experience in molecular and cellular  biology, including PCR, cell culture, viral vector production and general biomedical laboratory  procedures is required. Experience with mouse models is a plus.

The successful candidate will work in a stimulating research environment, and will be part of an  enthusiastic team of researchers strongly committed to translational medicine. The laboratory main  objective is the development of innovative gene therapy strategies for neurodegenerative diseases.

Responsibilities for this position: 

  • production of third generation lentiviral vectors (biosafety level 2)
  • cell culture and transduction
  • routine molecular biology assays (PCR, ddPCR, ELISA).

Your qualifications: 

  • Bachelor, master, PhD or equivalent with strong lab wet experience;
  • High motivation to work in an International environment;
  • High accuracy, reliability, precision under time pressure;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks;
  • Collaborative;
  • Good oral and written English skills;
  • Experience with FACS analysis and hematopoietic stem cells transplantation are considered a plus

We offer: 

  • A dynamic lab environment and a chance to make important contribution to biomedical research
  • A competitive salary, depending on qualifications and experience

Applications, including a brief motivation letter describing the reason of your interest in this position, a  CV and the names and contact details of two referees should be sent by email to:  anna.eccellente@unipd.it

Postdoctoral Fellow Position in gene therapy for neurometabolic diseases – 09/10/2020


Prof. A. Biffi, MD

HSC Gene Therapy Laboratory

Fondazione Istituto di Ricerca Pediatrica

Department of Women’s and Children’s Health

University of Padova (Padua, Italy)

Postdoctoral Fellow positions are available in the team of Prof. Biffi in the HSC Gene Therapy  Laboratory, Istituto di Ricerca Pediatrica – University of Padova (Padua, Italy). The successful  candidate will have the opportunity to work in Italy and abroad to develop innovative strategies of gene  therapy for neurometabolic diseases, and investigate the therapeutic role of the microglia in this  context. The team is part of a larger and enthusiastic group of scientists strongly committed to  translational medicine for many genetic diseases.

The applicant should have a recent or expected Ph.D. degree in biological or biomedical sciences.  Strong skills in molecular and cellular biology are required. Familiarity with human HSC manipulation  and transduction is highly desirable. Experience with murine models is desirable.

The applicant should be committed to developing an independent research career and should be an  excellent team worker, fluent in spoken and written English. We offer a dynamic research  environment, a chance to improve skills and knowledge and make important contribution to the  biomedical research. A competitive salary will be offered, depending on qualifications and experience.

Apply with your CV and the name/contact of two referees by email to: anna.eccellente@unipd.it