A grant for a 1-year position is available for a Research Fellow in the team of dr. Dario Longo (www.cim.unito.it/website/PI/Longo/home.html) at the Molecular Imaging Center (www.cim.unito.it) - University of Torino (Torino, Italy) starting on April/May 2018.
About the lab:
The Longo lab is interested in understanding the role of tumor acidosis and of its heterogeneity in tumor progression, invasion and drug resistance. A major focus of the lab is the in vivo characterization of tumor microenvironment, including acidosis, vascularization and hypoxia and in assessing therapeutic response to inhibitors of cancer metabolism in preclinical tumor murine models throughout non-invasive MR imaging approaches.
The position will work in a stimulating interdisciplinary environment at the Molecular Imaging Center, an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to develop imaging-based approaches for understanding the fundamental biology underlying diseases and for improving diagnosis and monitoring treatment effects in several diseases (cancer, inflammation, diabetes, neurodegeneration and cardiovascular diseases). Our center offer an extraordinary range of services and instrumentations, covering biology, biotchnolgy, medicine and imaging.
The Molecular Imaging Center is hosted at the Molecular Biotechnology Center, an institute the encompasses more than 150 members (PI, senior researchers, post-doctoral scientists) with expertise in medical genmomics, cancer, neuroscience, immunity and cardiovascular sciences.
Dr. Dario Longo is recruiting a highly motivated research fellow interested in developing new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) acquisition protocols and post-processing tools for preclinical research.
Key responsibilities will include the development of new methodological approaches, algorithms, and software analysis pipelines and tools for MRI and MRI-CEST imaging. Potential research activities include development of novel pulse sequences and contrast mechanisms for assessing tumor acidosis. The successful candidate will join an internationally renowned lab with a highly multi-disciplinary working environment with access to two 7T and one 3T Bruker preclinical MRI scanners. The fellow will work within a multidisciplinary team of biophysicists, chemists, biologists and biotechnologists. The candidate is expected to publish results in high quality, peer-reviewed journals as part of the successful completion of the fellowship.
While the above mentioned experience will be an asset for obtaining the position, candidates that lack specific experience but make up for it with exceptional experimental abilities and motivation towards the work are also encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should send a single PDF file that includes a current curriculum vitae with publications, a short description of previous training and work experiences and contact information for two references to Dr. Dario Longo via email to: email@example.comContinue reading