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Position: Post-doctoral position in tumor immunology
Institution: Università della Svizzera italiana
Location: Bellinzona, Ticino, Switzerland
Duties: The candidate will take a leadership role in projects focused on mechanisms regulating immune cell infiltration and function in gastrointestinal cancers, mainly colorectal cancer.S/he will design, assist, and perform ex vivo and in vitro studies using human samples and aimed at exploring underlying mechanisms
Requirements: PhD in immunology is required. A strong background in mucosal immunology and/or tumor immunology is preferred. Significant experience in cell culture techniques and in cell-based assays (experience with bacterial cultures is a plus); Significant experience in multi-parameter flow cytometry; Experience in basic molecular biology techniques and gene expression analysis (ability to analyze large data sets is desirable); Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
   
Text: Post-doctoral position in tumor immunologyA postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Giandomenica Iezzi, within the Department of Surgery, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale (EOC) and Università Svizzera italiana (USI), Lugano, Switzerland, led by Prof. Pietro Majno-Hurst.Our group is interested in understanding dynamics of tumor-immune system interaction in human gastrointestinal cancers and their modulation by gut microbiota (Cremonesi et al, Gut 2018; 67:1984; Governa et al, Clin Cancer Res 2017, 23:3847, Amicarella et al, Gut 2017, 66:692). Your taskThe candidate will take a leadership role in projects focused on mechanisms regulating immune cell infiltration and function in gastrointestinal cancers, mainly colorectal cancer.S/he will design, assist, and perform ex vivo and in vitro studies using human samples and aimed at exploring underlying mechanisms.Your profilePhD in immunology is required. A strong background in mucosal immunology and/or tumor immunology is preferred. Required skills:-Significant experience in cell culture techniques and in cell-based assays (experience with bacterial cultures is a plus);-Significant experience in multi-parameter flow cytometry, -Experience in basic molecular biology techniques and gene expression analysis (ability to analyze large data sets is desirable) -Outstanding analytical and organizational abilities-Excellent verbal and written communication skills in EnglishThe candidate is expected to work independently and to collaborate with other lab members in a team-oriented work environment.We offerA three-year minimum position, with a competitive salary, within a stimulating, translational, and interdisciplinary research environment, in close interaction with basic immunologists, clinicians and pathologists.The lab will be located within the Institute of Research in Biomedicine (IRB) in Bellinzona, with access to state-of-the-art technologies and core facilities. Applications should be submitted per email to: giandomenica.iezzi@eoc.chPlease include a cover letter and a CV with details of 2 referees.
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