Postdoc position in Trentino, Italy ~

10 de mayo de 2011

Postdoc position in Trentino, Italy

The Department of Biodiversity and Molecular Ecology of the Research and Innovation Centre (CRI), Fondazione Edmund Mach, Trentino, Italy, is currently seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and highly motivated

Post-doctoral Researcher

to join the new Biodiversity and Environment Group. This Group focuses or will focus on epidemiological and evolutionary aspects of interactions between pathogen and parasite communities and their animal vectors and hosts, including their microbiomes; however, the researcher’s own interests will also be considered. Experience and interest in one or more relevant fields (molecular ecology, genetic epidemiology, virology, metagenomics and/or functional biodiversity) with relevant knowledge of laboratory and bioinformatics training is required.

Because this is a fairly senior position, applicants should have an internationally recognized track record. We are interested in having an experienced post-doc join this group who is particularly capable of drafting scientific papers and grant proposals (hence, fluent written English is essential); however, the candidate will also be expected to perform laboratory genetic, genomic and data analyses, learn new techniques and optimize them in our laboratory, take oral presentation of results to national and international conferences/workshops, supervise of young researchers (MSc and PhD students, technician), and spend some time in the field on sample collection. The Group is currently involved in projects on arthropod vectors, rodent-borne disease, speciation and conservation genetics.

Currently, CRI comprises over 250 staff, coordinates international PhD programmes and operates research programs fully integrated with state-of-the-art genetics, genomics, metabolomics and GIS platform technologies. Almost 20% of researchers are now non-Italian.

The Fondazione is a non-profit organization, with private legal status. Employment conditions are in line with prevailing European standards, including benefits and a highly competitive salary scheme. The opening is effective immediately (although starting date is flexible) and will be for three years initially, with a possibility of extension and/or transformation into permanent positions for exceptional candidates.

Set among the Dolomites, Trento is a particularly attractive province of Italy, offering a wide range of cultural and outdoor activities for all ages (see

All candidates are invited to follow the application instructions at the link: See also Nature Jobs 28 April 2011.

Contact Heidi Hauffe ( for more information.

Closing date for applications: 31 May 2011.

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