Our group studies the impact of DNA damage response (DDR) activation in biologically-relevant events such as aging and cancer. Recently, our characterization of the biogenesis of non coding RNA at sites of DNA damage (Francia Nature 2012, Michelini Nature Cell Biology 2017, Pessina Nature Cell Biology 2019) has focused our interests on DNA damage and transcription.
Supported by a recently-awarded ERC Advanced Grant and a dedicated ERC PoC grant, we have an opening for a motivated researcher at the postdoctoral level to study a novel pathway controlling macrophages activation. The position is for one year, renewable.
The successful applicant will hold a PhD, a proven track record of productivity in the context of transcription, macrophage biology, inflammation and of the use of animal models.
A mindset for translating basic findings into treatments suitable for human conditions will be important. Experience in the industry will be a plus.
She/he will benefit from an already well-established experimental setup, with a clearly defined research path, and will be supported by the interactive research environment of our campus and an existing network of collaborators.