Pre and postdoctoral positions available in Trapani’s Lab

Jan 15, 2024

Where: The workplace is the Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine, located in Pozzuoli, Naples, Italy. More info at

 When: The position is available starting ASAP.

What: The fellows will be involved in an exciting project focused on development of innovative gene therapy and genome editing approaches based on the use of adeno-associated viral vectors (AAV) for treatment of common inherited retinal diseases. The project will take advantage of cutting-edge models, such as retinal organoids derived from induced pluripotent stem cells.

 More information about the lab, the topics studied, and latest publications are available at

Salary: The salary will be discussed privately with the applicants, based on their previous experience (gross annual amount range postdoctoral position: 25.000€-33.000€). Candidates coming to Italy for the first time, or returning after residing abroad, may take advantage of very attractive income tax benefits.


Pre-doctoral candidates should have a Master’s degree in Biology or a related discipline and previous experience in a molecular biology research laboratory.

 Post-doctoral candidates should have a PhD in Biology or a related discipline and, preferentially, a background in the field of gene therapy and genome editing. Excellent skills with molecular biology are required. Previous experience in the retinal field is highly desirable, but not mandatory.

 Ideal candidates should be highly motivated and able to work in a highly collaborative environment both independently and as part of the team.

 TIGEM does not discriminate based on sex, race, gender orientation, sexuality, or disability. The selection committee for this role encourages applicants from all backgrounds and will consider all applications equally irrespective of the aforementioned characteristics.

How to apply: In order to submit your application, please send an email with your CV, a motivational letter and the name and contact info of two referees to:

Thanks for applying!

Ivana Trapani