Head of the Genomics Unit (Ref 2024-07-DPT/60)

The Department of Experimental Oncology at the European Institute of Oncology (IEO) is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic technologist to coordinate our Genomics Unit. For more information, please visit our Technological Units page.


The Genomics Unit. The Genomics Unit is an integral part of our Department, providing access to a range of genomic technologies and platforms, including Illumina sequencing, single-cell platforms, and long-read sequencing. Additionally, the unit collaborates on research and technology development activities within the department.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating closely with research groups to plan experiments, communicate results, and provide analytical support.
  • Introducing, training, and supervising users in sample preparation and experimental design.
  • Setting up new technologies and optimizing existing ones.
  • Operating and maintaining Unit equipment.


Applicants must hold an M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, or a related field, and have documented expertise in genomics techniques, including routine operation and troubleshooting of NGS instruments. The Head of the Genomics Unit is expected to (co)supervise PhD students and post-docs and to develop independent technological research activities.


The European Institute of Oncology

The European Institute of Oncology (IEO) is one of Italy’s leading research institutes, operating as a Comprehensive Cancer Center that links fundamental and applied research to clinical activities, patient care, and clinical trials. The Department of Experimental Oncology (DEO) hosts around 250 scientists working in more than 20 independent research groups and units. The DEO is located within a scientific campus alongside two partner institutions: the FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology (IFOM) and the Center for Genomics Sciences of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT). The IEO is a member of the EU-LIFE alliance, which promotes excellence in life sciences in Europe.


Contract and salary conditions will be based on the candidate’s profile.


Any informal inquiries should be addressed to [email protected] indicating “Head of the Genomics Unit” in the subject.


IEO is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.


Deadline for applications: July 31st, 2024


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