We are seeking a highly motivated postdoc for the discovery and validation of new targets in the immune tumor microenvironment of mouse glioblastoma (GBM) models that will be modulated by innovative nanomedicines to improve the efficacy of radiotherapy and immune checkpoint inhibitors. This postdoc position will involve conducting experiments, analyzing data, writing manuscripts, applying for junior grant calls, actively participating in national and international collaborations as well as helping running the lab. Collaboration and working on multiple projects are highly encouraged.

Specific requirements:
– Required: recent PhD in immunology, oncology or related biomedical disciplines; lab experience in cell culture, molecular biology and multicolour flow cytometry; strong teamwork, communication and presentation skills; fluent spoken and written English.
– Desirable: experience with in vivo mouse models, especially GBM ones; multiplex immunohistochemistry; immunofluorescence /confocal imaging; bioinformatics competencies.

Research will be conducted at the Istituto Oncologico Veneto IOV-IRCCS in Padova, a reference cancer center in Italy closely connected with the Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology Sciences of the University of Padova, placed in a highly collaborative research environment hosting both preclinical and clinical research. The laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art instruments and host scientists with complementary expertise in all areas of cancer biology. Dr. Marigo’s laboratory is interested in understanding the role of the tumor microenvironment, with a focus on myeloid cells and macrophages, in the resistance to immunotherapy with the aim of finding new targets that can help boost the efficacy of immunological
treatments in resistant patients or hard-to-treat tumors.

For more information and to apply, send a motivation letter, CV with publications and contacts for references to ilaria.marigo@unipd.it.