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The European Technology Platform on Nanomedicine (ETPN) is excited to share a remarkable opportunity for postdoctoral researchers in the field of nanobiotechnology and RNA therapeutics at the the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. Renowned for its significant contributions to scientific knowledge supporting EU policies, it has announced a postdoctoral position within its Nanobiotechnology laboratory. This position is centered on a groundbreaking project titled “Targeted Delivery of Innovative RNA Therapeutics.”

Project Overview

The project aims to pioneer the development and characterization of lipid nanoparticle-RNA (LNP-RNA) systems designed for active targeting, delivering innovative RNA cargos to specific cells. This research initiative is at the forefront of RNA therapeutics, a field that has demonstrated its revolutionary potential in medicine, from combating the COVID-19 pandemic to treating rare diseases and cancers.

Role and Responsibilities

The selected candidate will undertake a dynamic role, encompassing the design, synthesis, and characterization of TARGET-LNP-RNA systems, along with LNP-RNA systems carrying innovative RNA cargos or gene editing tools. The role involves the development of advanced techniques and methods for the structural and functional characterization of these systems, collaborating with an international network, and disseminating and publishing research findings.

Candidate profile

A highly motivated individual with:

  • A PhD in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Technology, Chemistry, or related fields.
  • Strong experimental experience in the synthesis and characterization of drug delivery systems, nanomedicines, recombinant proteins, and eukaryotic cell culture systems.
  • A solid publication record and excellent communication skills in English.

Offer Details

  • Contract Duration: 36 months, with the possibility of renewal up to a maximum of 6 years.
  • Location: Ispra, Italy.
  • Salary Range: €3,943.39 – €5,711.77, as of January 1, 2023.

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a CV and a cover letter outlining their motivation and suitability for the role, highlighting their five most relevant publications.

  • Applications must be submitted through the JRC recruitment portal, with further details available here.
  • The deadline for applications is February 26.

Why Apply?

This postdoctoral position offers a unique chance to contribute to a field with profound implications for future medical treatments. The JRC provides an exceptional environment equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and a supportive, collaborative atmosphere, ideal for ambitious researchers eager to make a difference in the world of RNA therapeutics.

The ETPN is proud to facilitate the dissemination of such significant opportunities within our network, supporting our mission to advance nanomedicine and healthcare technologies across Europe. We encourage our members and the wider scientific community to consider applying or sharing this opportunity with eligible candidates.

For a brighter future in healthcare innovation, consider joining this exciting venture. Let’s contribute to shaping the next generation of medical treatments together.