Postdoctoral position in Piccolo’s Lab

Nov 09, 2023

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

When: The position is available starting from January 2024.

What: The candidate will be involved in an exciting project focused on the development of liver-directed gene-based therapies for inborn errors of metabolism characterized by liver fibrosis. This project is part of the Horizon Europe Programme EIC PATHFINDER, specifically the "Next-generation AAV vectors for liver-directed gene therapy" (AAVolution, link). For more information about the lab, the research topics, and the latest publications, please visit this page.

Salary: The salary will be discussed privately with the applicant, based on previous experience. Candidates coming to Italy for the first time, or returning after residing abroad, may take advantage of very attractive income tax benefits. Gross salary range is 22,000 – 30,000 €/year.

Essentials: To qualify, the applicant must hold a PhD in Biology or a related discipline. The applicant should have hands-on experience in molecular biology techniques. Additionally, the applicant should be highly motivated, capable of working and thinking independently as well as part of a research team, and possess good communication skills. Proficiency in English, both oral and written, is essential.

Desirable: Previous experience with mouse models is highly valued. A track record in the field of gene therapy, genome engineering, or liver diseases will be strongly considered.

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

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.

Thanks for applying!

Pasquale Piccolo
Assistant Investigator - Molecular Therapy Program
Phone: +39 081 1923 0670
Fax: +39 081 1923 0651