Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

Publication date: 7 November 2019


Digestive Molecular and Clinical Oncology Unit
University of Verona
Piazzale L.A. Scuro,10
37134 - Verona - Italy


Job Title

Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

Job Description

Postdoctoral positions are available immediately in the laboratory of Digestive Molecular and Clinical Oncology leaded by Prof. Davide Melisi at the Department of Medicine, University of Verona in Verona, Italy.
The Melisi laboratory focuses on identifying alterations with functional significance to the development, progression and treatment resistance of gastrointestinal cancers and translating results from basic, omic and preclinical studies into novel clinical trials for cancer patients.
Current ongoing research areas of interest include:

  1. Dissecting Smad-dependent and Smad-independent TGFβ signaling pathways for the treatment of pancreatic cancer
  2. Identification of the molecular and cellular mechanisms responsible for the evasive resistance of gastric cancer to anti-angiogenic therapy.
  3. Molecular Profiling of Cell-Free DNA in Pancreatic and Gastric Cancer
  4. Novel strategies with immunotherapeutic and DNA damage inhibitors in biliary and pancreatic cancer.

An outstanding salary is included, with the level commensurate with experience.


Seeking for applicants who are highly motivated, self-starters with strong bench skills, and can work independently. Candidates must have PhD or MD/PhD degree in biological sciences with a strong research background in molecular biology and immunology, cancer genomics, cell biology, biochemistry, genetics or related fields, including designing and performing experiments involving animal models, siRNA gene silencing, flow cytometry, IP-western, kinase assay, mammalian cell transfection techniques, PCR and next generation sequencing.
The successful candidate will work in a collaborative environment focused on clinical and translational research. Specific responsibilities include planning, designing, completing and troubleshooting experiments. The candidate will be expected to prepare technical summaries for use in proposals, protocols, presentations at internal and national meetings, and publication of research papers. The candidate will be expected to make and record detailed observations, and maintain a complete and thorough laboratory notebook.
Candidates having up to two years of postdoctoral experience with first-authored publication(s) in respected journal are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a high level of written and oral communication skills in English.

How to apply

For full consideration, please send a cover letter containing information about your research interests and plans, a CV, and names and contact information of three references to:

Contact Person: Davide Melisi
Phone: 00390458128148
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

Application deadline

Deadline for application is 31 January 2020

ESMO Disclaimer

It is the Advertisers' responsibility to ensure that any material submitted for inclusion on this section of the ESMO website complies with all relevant laws and regulations (including the Data Protection Act 1998).

Individuals applying for the position above should make direct contact with the institution making the offer and are responsible to verify the validity of the offer. The European Society for Medical Oncology will not accept responsibility for any error, omission or inaccuracy in any job advertising materials on this section of the website.

Submissions from individuals seeking jobs/positions will not be accepted.

Job openings at the European Society for Medical Oncology’s headquarters are available on LinkedIn.

This site uses cookies. Some of these cookies are essential, while others help us improve your experience by providing insights into how the site is being used.

For more detailed information on the cookies we use, please check our Privacy Policy.

Customise settings