APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: November 13th 2021
We are seeking talented, preferably early career, researchers to establish their independent laboratory at the HT Centre for Functional Genomics. Exceptionally, we will also consider mid-career leading scientist that are considering to move to HT. The Research Group Leaders will be responsible for developing an independent scientific programme within the Centre, as well as contributing to the collegial development of the HT research programme. They will be active researchers carrying out high-quality, internationally competitive research and contributors to the international scientific community.
The mission of the Center for Functional Genomics will be to elucidate key biological questions including “how the genome is regulated in each cell, tissue and organ in health and disease”, “what are the molecules and networks that drive biological activity in cells, tissues, organs”, and “how to modify genome regulation and genome output in health and diseases”. We will identify and characterize functional and regulatory non-coding genomic element networks in different cells and tissues of the human body, with the goal to identify the grammar of the genome, which will ultimately provide deeper understanding of genome function and enable biology and genomics medicine.
To address these challenges, the Centre develops original technologies to identify and functionally characterize regulatory elements, long non-coding RNA, genome conformation, interactomes of biological molecules in living cells and computational approaches to study genome regulation. These approaches will be broadly used to map the function and regulation of human genome in health and diseases across human diversity and ultimately derive actionable targets.
The Group Leader will:
The selected candidates will have an outstanding record in various areas of Genomics, preferably with a strong track in technology development; computational biology and related areas; and interest in the analysis of human systems and diseases. The Centre for Genomics will be implementing strategic internal collaboration schemes and will work closely with other HT Research Centres to achieve synergies and reach joint goals. The selected candidates will possess scientific vision, leadership skills and be competitive in acquiring extramural grants and collaborative attitude. Basic requirements for the position include a PhD in a relevant science subject, and a proven record of scientific research output in the field of genomics and related area. Excellent organisational skills and a fluent command of English are essential.
Please apply online sending a CV, a motivation letter, a project description and providing contacts for 3 to 4 potential referees.
The project description should be a maximum of 8 pages long and include both a short description of current and future research in the group in the context of HT.
Questions concerning the role and any queries regarding the terms and conditions should be sent to the Head of the HT Centre of Genomics, at email@example.com.
HT offers a highly collaborative, international and diverse work environment. The working language is English. HT will foster top quality, interdisciplinary research by promoting a vibrant environment consisting of independent research groups attracting outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with access to cutting-edge Core Facilities.
HT is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to a leading, internationally competitive research organization. Researchers coming to Italy for the first time, or returning after residing abroad, benefit from very attractive income tax benefits. HT seeks to promote a collegial and family-friendly atmosphere. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation.