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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