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Human Stem Cell Biology - Italy  

IRBM (company)


Posted on : 14 May 2017

Project Description

  • We are seeking an experienced cell biologist to join our Biology Department.
  • As a key member of our company’s Biology team this role will involve directing and delivering on the Company’s internal and external drug discovery objectives.
  • The successful candidate is expected to have experience in the implementation, maintenance, differentiation and characterization of human stem cells and their differentiation into neuronal cell types. 
  • Exposure to genome editing and characterization of mutant human stem cell lines is a definite plus. 
  • The ideal candidate will have a PhD or equivalent experience and a minimum of 2 years of hands-on experience in the culture, manipulation and differentiation of human stem cells into neurons and the implementation of these neuronal models for functional studies. 
  • The successful candidate will join a dynamic, multidisciplinary team dedicated to the development of novel therapeutic strategies for Huntington’s disease leveraging post-translational modifications of Huntingtin protein.
  • Strong communication skills will be required to enable successful management of both associate and PhD scientists as well as the coordination of external collaborations and CRO’s. 
  • This position will suit a highly motivated, innovative and strong team player with experience and a proven track record of advancing drug discovery projects.

Minimum requirements:
  • PhD in Cell Biology or a related field, with significant post-doctoral experience. Industrial experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech sector is a bonus; 
  • Extensive experience in the maintenance and manipulation of human embryonic stem cell lines and in their use in the development of models to study neuronal differentiation and neurodegeneration 
  • Management and leadership skills, ability to provide supervision and mentorship; 
  • Strong team ethic and focus on delivering to agreed project timelines; 
  • Motivated and passionate about conducting high quality scientific research. 

Equal opportunity:

Our company is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.