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A 15-months position is open at Centro Cardiologico Monzino – IRCCS, Milan.

The selected candidate will be involved in the project McHEART,
“Mechanotransduction in the HEART”, aimed at developing innovative solutions for cardiac regeneration and cancer therapy
based on mechanical stimulation. As a key member of our team, you
will be instrumental in creating tools for ex vivo mechanical stimulation, unraveling mechano-transduction pathways, and assessing their impact on cardiac and cancer cell proliferation. The project is funded by European Union – Next Generation EU (PRIN 2022) and entails the collaboration between the University of Milano, University of Siena and University of Trieste.

The successful candidate will take on a dynamic role, including:

Generating 3D Engineered Heart Tissues (3D-EHTs) composed of human iPSC- derived cardiomyocytes and endothelial cells;
Incorporating cancer cells into 3D-EHT s;
Screening siRNA library to advance our understanding of molecular mechanisms.

Person Specification

We are looking for an ideal candidate who:
Holds a Master’s Degree in Biology; Medical, Veterinary, and Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies; Industrial Biotechnologies; Pharmacy, or Industrial Pharmacy;
Has experience in cell culture (preferably hiPSCs);
Demonstrates proficiency in molecular biology techniques, disease modeling,

mechanotransduction, use of AAV vectors, and library screening.
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Serena Zacchigna

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