Post-Doctoral Programme

Post-Doctoral Programme



A Post-Doctoral Programme in Translational Medicine

The Department of Molecular Medicine is launching a new post-doctoral programme designed to strengthen existing research projects and initiatives:

Open to EU and international applicants.  A total of 4 post-doctoral fellowships are available. The value is € 30,943 annual gross (€ 21,864 after tax).  Initial tenure is for one-year renewable, subject to progress and funds, for a second and potentially for a third year.

The Department
The post-doctoral fellowships are available at the Department of Molecular Medicine of the University of Pavia.  The Department is expanding and was recently awarded € 7,982,186 in core funds by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) under a national ‘Departments of Excellence’ initiative. Research in the Department spans four major areas: (i) rare diseases of heart, central nervous system and bone, (ii) diseases caused by protein misfolding, (iii) cancer biology and therapeutics and, (iv) tissue and organ regeneration.

The Programme
The new post-doctoral programme in Translational Medicine of the Department of Molecular Medicine of the University of Pavia offers a total of 4 fully funded, Fellowships commencing on 1 Novembrer 2019. The programme is open to scientists who are in the process of completing or have recently completed their PhD or a first post-doctoral position. The candidates will work on one of the of research projects on offer and should specify, at the time of application, the project(s) for which they wish to be considered up to a maximum of three listed in order of preference.  The projects span genomics, proteomics, biomarkers, protein structure/ engineering and new biologics and will focus on the understanding or cure of genetic diseases, infectious diseases, diseases of blood, brain, muscle/skeletal, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular as well as cancer.  Two of 4 post-doctoral fellowships available will be awarded to candidates working on collaborative projects involving two or more departmental units (divisions). Researchers enrolling in the programme have access to first class equipment including super resolution microscopy, cryo electron microscopy, NMR, X-ray crystallography and preclinical imaging (MRI and micro-CT). Post-doctoral fellows working in the Department of Molecular Medicine typically typically are engaged in projects that may involve collaborative work with other laboratories in Europe and the USA and may also carry out some research in these laboratories as well. For further information about individual projects candidates should contact the scientists named in the project list. The admission procedure involves a short list based on motivation letter, cv and previous work as well as an oral examination conducted in person in Pavia or via Skype for applicants living far from Pavia.  Details of the application process will be posted on this site shortly. Candidates requiring clarification about the application procedure should contact:

Scott Burgess
Development Officer
Department of Molecular Medicine
University of Pavia

The University and the City
The University of Pavia, home to 23,000 students, is one of the most ancient Universities in the country and its Medical School has been ranked first in Italy in 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 by a government agency.  Post-doctoral fellows at Pavia are involved in cutting-edge research in a supportive academic community and many of them live in one of the 14 Colleges of the University of Pavia that offer inexpensive accommodation and the opportunity of being involved in undergraduate teaching (supervisions). The University city of Pavia offers a wide range of cultural activities as well as first class sport facilities that make Pavia an ideal place to live and study only 35 km away from the cosmopolitan city of Milan.

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