A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Dr. Marie-Louise Bang at the National Research Council located at Humanitas Research Hospital in Rozzano (Milan), Italy. The group is part of the Cardiovascular Department headed by Prof. Gianluigi Condorelli.
The candidate will be involved in a new project, financed by ERAPerMed, focused on identifying the molecular and epigenetic changes associated with reverse cardiac remodeling (RCR) in left ventricular assist device (LVAD)-assisted heart failure patients and a mouse model of cardiac unloading in order to identify novel prognostic markers and therapeutic targets for therapies aimed at promoting RCR. The project will particularly focus on studying the potential therapeutic effect of modulating long non-coding RNAs that are altered in heart failure and normalized after cardiac unloading based on studies on cardiomyocyte cultures and mice. The successful candidate will benefit from the dynamic and collaborative research environment at Humanitas Research Hospital and have access to state of-the-art research facilities.
Candidates must hold a PhD and have published a minimum of two papers, including at least one first author paper. Candidates with strong technical skills in molecular and cellular biology, and a background in the field of cardiac research and/or long non-coding RNAs are encouraged to apply. Additionally, experience with mouse handling is highly desirable. The successful candidate is expected to be ambitious, hard working, team-oriented, flexible, and self-motivated, driven by scientific curiosity. Furthermore, the candidate should be well-organized and time efficient, displaying initiative and the ability to work independently. Excellent verbal and written English communication skills are a must and an experience abroad is particularly valued.