I am writing this email to bring to your attention several openings as Research Group Leader at Human Technopole Structural Biology Research Centre in Milan.
Human Technopole (HT) is a research organisation based in Milan (Italy) with a focus on human biology in health and disease. HT is an independent foundation created and supported by the Italian government that consists of several Research Centres. The Centres will work together to enable collaborative, interdisciplinary research and to create an open, collaborative environment that will help promote life science research both nationally and internationally.
We are seeking talented early career researchers to establish their independent laboratory at the HT Research Centre for Structural Biology. 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 HT Research Centre for Structural Biology will offer an outstanding infrastructure for carrying out modern cryo-EM workflows, including SPA, cryo-FIB-SEM, CLEM and cryo- and room temperature-tomography. The Facility
will be equipped, by December 2020/January 2021, with two 300kV TEMs (TFS Titan Krios G4 + Falcon 4 + Gatan K3 + Gatan BioQuantum EF + VPP, and a 300 kV TFS Spectra dedicated to room temperature electron tomography), 200kV TEM (TFS Glacios + Falcon 4 + VPP),
120kV TEM (TFS Talos L120C), a DualBeam cryo-FIB system (TFS Aquilos), and at least one fluorescence microscope with a cryo-stage for CLEM applications.
Additionally, state-of-the art equipment for biochemical and biophysical characterization of macromolecular complexes will be available, as well as a large-scale cell culture facility, including large fermenters for microorganisms and bioreactors for mammalian cells. In the spirit of the HT, the Group Leaders will have access to additional facilities, such as the Light Microscopy Facility, that are formally associated to the other HT Centres. Newly appointed Group Leaders will be offered a generous start-up package and core funding. A strategic priority is represented by individuals with experience and an active research program employing cryo-FIB-SEM approaches.
Key tasks and responsibilities
The Research Group Leader will:
The selected candidates will have an outstanding record in Structural Biology, in particular in cryo-electron microscopy workflows, and an interest, that can be non-exclusive, in the analysis of human systems and diseases. The Centre for Structural Biology 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. 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 structural biology. Excellent organisational skills and a fluent command of English are essential.
Please apply online at Careers@HumanTechnopole , sending a CV, a motivation letter, a project description and providing contacts for four 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 Structural Biology Research Centre, Alessandro Vannini at alessandro.vannini [at] fht.org.
The Research Group Leader swill be based in Milan, recently named the city with the best quality of life in Italy.
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.
This is a link to the project of the building that will host the labs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYuYKMCkhzM&t=3s
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