Research Technician - Population and Medical Genomics Programme

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 28 May 2022

HT is a new interdisciplinary research institute, created and supported by the Italian government, whose aim is to develop innovative strategies to promote human health and aging through a multidisciplinary and integrated approach, combining genomics, computational and structural biology and neuroscience, as well as data and decisions sciences.

The Human Technopole Foundation is looking for an experienced Research Technician for the Cellular Technologies Unit of the Genomics Research Centre. We are looking for a highly-motivated person who will provide a laboratory support for projects involving human tissue processing and cell culture.

The successful candidate will report directly to Nicole Soranzo, the Head of the Genomics Research Centre – Population and Medical Genomics Programme.

She/he will have the following responsibilities:

  • Conducting experiments in functional genomics and cell biology, with a strong emphasis on development, optimization and application of protocols for genomics analyses applied to human cells.
  • Applying, generating, and optimizing protocols for cell isolation and culture conditions.
  • Optimizing and scaling up pipelines to perform cell culture experiments across hundreds of donors.
  • Generating reliable data for publication in the projects to which they are assigned and record all data and results in specified forms (paper and electronic).
  • Providing technical support and supervision to other laboratory members, including introduction and teaching of new laboratory techniques and support on the use of lab equipment to lab members, as well as members from other laboratories.
  • Liaising with the Centre’s Lab Manager and other staff to write risk assessments and ensure that they are regularly updated.
  • Ensuring that all tissue culture users work according to health and safety guidelines and regulations.
  • Participating in key aspects of general lab management and organization (e.g., managing inventories and stocks of samples, reagents, equipment, and materials).

  • Proven experience as Laboratory Technician or at post-graduate level.
  • Documented hands-on experience with the application of cutting-edge methods in molecular biology, cell biology and genomics technologies, including human cell culture, handling human blood material and ideally immune cell culture, tissue processing and histology, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and cell sorting.
  • Experience in sample preparation and tracking
  • Experience with additional genomic techniques such as functional genomics library preparation (e.g. sc-RNA-seq), transfection and knockdown experiments (e.g. CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, siRNA, shRNA, antisense and similar technologies).
  • Experience with handling large-scale projects and complex laboratory operations.
  • Fluency in English – HT is an international research institute.
  • Broad technical understanding of the area of genetics, genomics, cell culture, knock-down methodologies and other areas of main responsibilities.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment and to work independently.
  • Strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to lead and gain the assistance and cooperation of others in a team endeavor.
  • Ability to build trust through operating with transparency and creating an open and positive environment.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Special consideration will be given to candidates who are part of the protected categories list, according to L. 68/99.

Application Instructions

Please apply online by sending

I) a CV in English

II) a motivation letter in English

III) names and contacts of 2 referees

Only for general enquires concerning the role, please contact Nicole Soranzo at nicole@humantechnopole1.recruitee.com (this email address should not be used to send applications)

Additional Information

HT offers a highly collaborative, international culture to foster top quality, interdisciplinary research by promoting a vibrant environment consisting of independent research groups with access to outstanding graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and core facilities.
HT is an inclusive employer that fosters diversity and engages systematically to ensure that equal employment opportunities are provided without regard to age, race, creed, religion, sex, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognised status entitled to protection under applicable laws.

HT is offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to a leading, internationally competitive, research organisation that promotes a collegial and open atmosphere. The compensation package granted will be internationally competitive and comprise pension scheme, medical and other social benefits and support for relocation and installation.
Candidates coming to Italy for the first time, or returning after residing abroad, benefit from very attractive income tax benefits.

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