Available Position_Research In Mitochondrial Biology

Universities and Institutes of Italy


September 30, 2022


  • Organisation/Company: University of Padova
  • Research Field: Biological sciences › Biology
  • Researcher Profile: Recognised Researcher (R2) First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 30/09/2022 20:00 - Europe/Athens
  • Location: Italy › Padova
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Offer Starting Date: 30/12/2022
  • Post-doctoral position

    Lab. Maria Eugenia Soriano

    https: // orcid.org/0000-0002-7971-2961

    Department of Biology, University of Padova (Italy)

    Mitochondria Pathophysiology Lab.

    www. labsoriano.com

    Project: “Exploring the ATAD3B expression regulation and its metabolic implications”

    The project aims to identify key players in mitochondrial function regulation and metabolism. In particular, the project focus on understanding whether and how the mitochondrial protein ATAD3B modulates stemness by affecting mitochondria-driven metabolism. The project will be done in collaboration with Prof. Graziano Martello, Dept of Biology, University of Padua.

    The candidate will participate in the design of the experimental approaches to address the specific aims. She/He will interact with other experts in stem cell biology, through the collaboration with prof. Graziano Martello (University of Padova, Italy). The formation of Master students within the particular research project is part of the job.


    Padova is a beautiful University town of old traditions. The Department of Biology, is located in Vallisneri building (University of Padova) and close to the Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine.

    The lab is part of the Research Unit of Bioenergetic Organelles. The research will be performed in a very stimulating environment since we share space, lab meetings and scientific discussions with Luca Scorrano, Elena Ziviani, Paola Costantini, and Marta Giacomello Labs. Moreover, collaborations and scientific discussions are extended to other departments and Institutions such as Citta della Speranza, VIMM, and the Department of Biomedical Sciences.

    The fellowship is for 24 months, starting on 31.12.2022. Applications must be sent ASAP

    The salary is 1.429 euro/month (net).

    Requisites: PhD or master's degree in biology or similar, with 3 years of research experience.

    If interested, please send your CV and motivation letter to mariaeugenia.soriano@unipd.it

    Required Research Experiences
  • Biological sciences

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    Offer Requirements
  • Biological sciences: PhD or equivalent


    Valued expertise: The candidate will work in vitro with stem and undifferentiated cells to study how the expression of the ATAD3B protein impacts cell differentiation and reprogramming vs. pluripotency. The approaches include the generation of cell lines stably expressing ATAD3B, and cells in which the gene expression is activated or repressed through molecular-genetic strategies. Mitochondrial functionality approaches, metabolism studies, and biochemical and microscopic characterization.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: University of Padova
  • Department: Department of Biology - Bioenergetic Organelles Research Unit
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https: // www. labsoriano.com/
  • E-Mail: mariaeugenia.soriano@unipd.it
  • Country: Italy
  • City: Padova
  • State/Province: Padova
  • Postal Code: 35100
  • Street: Via Ugo Bassi 58/B