The laboratory of Giovanni Tosi at the Department of Life Sciences of the University of Modena is offering a postdoctoral position (assegnista di ricerca) in the field of targeted drug delivery by nanomedicines.
Scope of the position
Studies are focused on the development of formulation, characterization and pharmacological test of tailored nanomedicines for Retinal Degeneration in in vitro cell models and in vivo mouse models.
The postdoc will collaborate in a project funded by Fondazione Telethon titled “Pigment Epitheliumderived Factor (PEDF) peptides as therapeutic agents for inherited retinal degeneration”.
General aim of the project is a preclinical research for the translation of PEDF-derived peptides as neuroprotective agents to cure retinal degeneration through the identification of new delivery systems and routes for sustained treatments.
The candidate should work on nanoformulation of polymeric or lipid nanovectors able to deliver peptides and proteins up to a sustained released of therapeutic agents. Beside full chemico-physical and technological characterization, in vitro and in vivo peptides-loaded delivery systems will be developed.
Required expertise is mainly based on nanoformulation, nanomedicine, nanotechnology, protein biochemistry and biotechnology.
The position is offered to a young motivated PhD scientist with experience in nanoformulation, nanomedicine, nanotechnology, protein biochemistry, molecular biology and biotechnology or alike.
Candidates with experience in nanobiotechnology are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to apply?
Applications should include i) description of research accomplishments, ii) technical expertise, iii) CV with a separate list of publications and names of two referees.
The position is offered for 18 months, with the possibility of renewal, starting in January/April 2020.
Applications, including detailed curriculum vitae, should be sent to:
Prof. Giovanni Tosi
Department of Life Sciences
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Via G. Campi 103 41125 Modena
tel: +39 059 2058563
ADDITIONAL POSTDOC POSITION IN THE SAME RESEARCH PROJECT!
The position is offered to a young motivated PhD scientist with experience in molecular biology, cell biology, pharmacology or alike.
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