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17/11/2020 Research Technician position on BrightFocus Foundation project

A research technician position is available at the Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM), under the supervision of Dr. Sabrina Carrella and Dr. Alessia Indrieri

Specific duties of the research technician will be to manage mouse colonies (breeding and genotyping) and perform in vitro and in vivo experiments. The individual for this job has to be highly organized, methodical and reliable. The salary will be negotiated based on applicant experience.

Required qualifications:

-      5 years experience

-      Experience managing mouse breeding colony;

-      Experience with mouse handling 

-      Experience with cell culture;

-      Knowledge of the principal molecular biology techniques;

 

The candidate will work on an exciting project focused on the development of a new, RNA-based, gene-independent therapy for the treatment of Aged Macular Degeneration (AMD).

AMD is a common cause of blindness worldwide and the loss of vision is due to progressive loss of specific cell types of the eye important in the visual process. Genetic and environmental factors are involved in the onset and progression of this disease for which limited therapeutic strategies are available to date. This project aims to devise a therapeutic strategy that can be applied to a vast number of patients independently of the causative factor. 

The Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM) located in Pozzuoli (Naples) is devoted to the study of mechanisms underlying rare genetic diseases and to the development of innovative therapies. The Institute is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and facilities for biological research. 

 

Interested candidates are requested to send a CV to

 

Sabrina Carrella, PhD

Telethon Institute of Genetics & Medicine (TIGEM)

and

Department of Precision Medicine, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” 

 

Email: carrella@tigem.it 

 and

 

Alessia Indrieri, PhD

 

Telethon Institute of Genetics & Medicine (TIGEM)

and

Institute for Genetic and Biomedical Research (IRGB), CNR

 

Email: indrieri@tigem.it

06/10/2020 Research Technician Position in Molecular Therapy Lab

A research technician position is available at the Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM), in the Molecular Therapy program, under the supervision of Dr. Ivana Trapani.

 

The candidate will be part of a project focused on development of CRISPR/Cas9-based genome editing approaches for treatment of a common inherited retinal disease, and their testing in three-dimensional retinal organoids.

 

Experience with cell culture and molecular biology techniques is required. Previous experience with mouse handling is a plus.

 

Starting date: January 2021

 

Interested candidates are requested to send a CV and name/emails of 2 refereesto:

 

Ivana Trapani, Ph.D.

Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM)

and

Dept. of Translational Medicine, "Federico II" University, Napoli

 

Email: trapani@tigem.it

 

22/07/2020 Post Doctoral position available in Tigem Translational Unit

We are seeking a highly motivated young scientist to join the Translational Unit, under the supervision of Dr. Nunzia Pastore ,starting October 2020.

The candidate will be part of an exciting research project focused on the study of the liver pathology associated with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency with particular focus on cell differentiation and neoplastic transformation. 

Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in molecular biology, biochemistry or a related discipline or be currently enrolled in an accredited doctoral degree program and schedule to complete all requirement prior to the start of the program.    
  • Highly motivated, detail-oriented with hands-on experience in various molecular biology, protein chemistry, cell biology, and immunohistochemistry techniques.
  • Experience in handling and maintenance of mouse model colonies is mandatory.  
  • Prior experience on liver studies would be a plus.
  • Ability in the design, performance and interpretation of research results. 
  • Excellent skills in English communication and writing.
  • The candidate is expected to play an active and collaborative role in the lab and in the institute.

 

Application and contact

Applicant should send a CV, a motivation letter and reference letters to Dr. Nunzia Pastore, PhD, email: pastore@tigem.it

 

Reference literature:

Pastore et al, Nat Commun. 2020 doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-16300-x.

Pastore N et al, EMBO J 2019 doi: 10.15252/embj.2018101347.

Pastore N et al, EMBO Mol Med doi: 10.15252/emmm.201607204.

Pastore N et al, Hepatology 2017 doi: 10.1002/hep.29035. Epub 2017 Apr 10.

15/07/2020 Two Positions Available in prof. Franco's Lab

Two positions for a postdoctoral fellow and a PhD student are available at the Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM) in Pozzuoli, Naples in Prof. Brunella Franco’s laboratory. The two positions will be employed in the following projects: a) study of mitochondrial mediated neurodegeneration in rare mithocondrial disorders and more common conditions and b) dissecting the multiple diverse function of the OFD1 gene: one transcript for many disorders. 

The positions are offered to highly motivated young scientists with expertise in cell and molecular biology. Previous laboratory experience with animal models and mouse phenotyping is desirable, but not strictly required. The salary will be based on the experience and skills of the candidate.

 

Starting dates Novembre 2020. Deadline for application open until filled

 

Interested candidates are requested to send a motivation letter, a CV and emails of 2 references to:

                        Dr. Brunella Franco

                        Prof Medical Genetics, Federico II University of Naples

                        Principal Investigator, Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM)

Pozzuoli, Naples, Italy

 

Tel:    +39 (081)  19230607

Fax:   +39 (081)  19230651

E-Mail:   franco@tigem.it

Web site http://www.tigem.it/research/faculty/franco

 

Representative Lab publications are listed below:

Iaconis D, Crina C, Brillante S, Indrieri A, Morleo M,Franco B(2020).The HOPS complex subunit VPS39 controls ciliogenesis through autophagy. Hum Mol Genet.29(6):1018-1029. 

 

Indrieri A, Carrella S, Romano A, ………, Henao-Mejia J, Williams A, Flavell RA, De Leonibus E, Zeviani M, Surace EM, Banfi S,Franco B(2019).miR-181a/b downregulation exerts a protective action on mitochondrial disease models.EMBO Mol Med.11(5):e8734. 

 

Liu YP, Tsai IC, Morleo, M, Oh E, Leitch C, Massa F, Lee B, Parker D, Finley D, Zaghloul NA, Franco B+, Katsanis N+(2014). Ciliopathy proteins regulate paracrine signaling by modulating proteasomal degradation of mediatorsJ Clin Invest.124(5):2059-7. +Corresponding authors

Indrieri A, Conte I, Chesi G, Romano A, Quartararo J, Tatè R, Ghezzi D, Zeviani M, Goffrini P, Ferrero I, Bovolenta P, Franco B (2013). The impairment of HCCS leads to MLS syndrome by activating a non-canonical cell death pathway in the brain and eyes.EMBO Mol Med.5(2): 280-93. 

Indrieri A, van Rahden VA, Tiranti V, Morleo M, Iaconis D, Tammaro R, D'Amato I, Conte I, Maystadt I, Demuth S, Zvulunov A, Kutsche K, Zeviani M, Franco B (2012). Mutations in COX7B cause microphthalmia with linear skin lesions, an unconventional mitochondrial disease. Am J Hum Genet.91(5): 942-9.

Ferrante MI, Zullo A, Barra A, Bimonte S, Messaddeq N, Studer M, Dolle P, Franco B (2006). Oral-facial-digital type I protein is required for primary cilia formation and left-right axis specification.Nat Genet.38:112-117. 

14/05/2020 | Translational Unit (TTU) Open Position available

TIGEM Translational Unit (TTU) is mainly dedicated to in vivo pre-clinical studies supporting the development of novel treatments for genetic and metabolic disorders.  

A research technician position is now available under the supervision of Dr Nunzia Pastore

Specific duties of the research technician will be to manage mouse colonies (breeding and genotyping) and perform in vitro and in vivo experiments. The individual for this job has to be highly organized, methodical and reliable. The salary will be negotiated based on applicant experience.

Required qualifications:

-      BSc or MSc degree in the area of biology;

-      Experience managing mouse breeding colony;

-      Experience with cell culture;

-      Knowledge of the principal molecular biology techniques;

Interested candidates are requested to send a CV to Dr. Nunzia Pastore at pastore@tigem.it.

19/02/2020 Post-doctoral position in Sorrentino's Group

Postdoctoral Position in inherited neurodegenerative disorders at TIGEM -Telethon institute of Genetics and Medicine of Pozzuoli 

 

 

A Postdoctoral position in the research group of Dr. Nicolina Cristina Sorrentino at TIGEM is available -Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine of Pozzuoli. The candidate will work on an exciting project focused on the development of new gene and drug therapy protocols for the treatment of systemic and neurodegenerative pathology in a mouse model of a very severe Lysosomal Storage Disorder, Mucopolysaccharidoses type IIIA (MPS-IIIA). 

 

We are seeking highly motivated Postdocs with demonstrated potential for creativity, with the ability to conduct their independent, self-directed, cutting-edge research in collaborative environment. In addition to leading his/her own project, the applicant will have the opportunity to contribute to other projects in the lab and to develop and participate in external collaborations. 

 

 

Basic Qualifications

 

Biological/Biotechnology degree 

PhD in a related-relevant field

 

Good Track record in Molecular Biology and Gene Therapy fields and experience in handling and working with mouse models.

 

Good English oral and written skills are a must.

 

Good communication skills and the capability to work in team.

 

Additional Qualifications

The candidate should have hands-on experiencein molecular, biochemical and immunohistochemical techniques.

 

The candidate should have good knowledge and experience in immunofluorescence microscopy and also cells cultures. 

 

 

Applications & Contact

Short motivation letter and CV should be addressed to Dr. Nicolina Cristina Sorrentino (mail:

 

Reference literature

Sorrentino NC et al., Mol Ther Methods Clin Dev. 2019doi: 10.1016/j.omtm.2019.10.009.

Sorrentino NC et al., Pediatr Endocrinol Rev. 2016. Suppl 1:630-8. Review.

Sorrentino NC et al., EMBO Mol Med. 2013.  doi: 10.1002/emmm.201202083.