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13/05/2020 Position available in a BrightFocus Foundation Project

Position available on the BrightFocus Foundation project entitled “miR-181a/b modulation as potential therapeutic approach for AMD treatment”. 

Starting date: September 2020


We are looking for highly motivated candidates with expertise in mice biology and handling. Previous experience in retinal biology is highly desirable but not mandatory. Applications from candidates with pre- and post-doctoral experience, as well as more technical expertise are welcome. The salary will be negotiated based on applicant experience. We can provide a fellowship for a 2-year plan, yearly subjected to evaluation.


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 type 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 and emails of 2 referees to:



Sabrina Carrella, PhD

Research Associate, Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM) 


University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”





Alessia Indrieri, PhD

Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine 


Institute for Genetic and Biomedical Research (IRGB), CNR

Milan, Italy