IRCCS SAN CAMILLO, Hospital and Research Center in Venice, Italy


Reference Code: SCH – Post-doc GR-2016-02363461

Employer: San Camillo IRCCS S.r.l.

Location: Venice (IT)

Salary: Gross annual salary: 21000 to 30000 euros, depending on experience. Benefit package: free access to private beach, full public health coverage, administrative assistance for newcomers, possibility of free/low-priced  on site housing, free/ low-priced  on site hosting of visitors/collaborators/friends, welcome package with Venice transportation pass / Visitor card / City tour, free one-to-one or group Italian class, generous annual research allowance, travel/conference/training/IT, public transportation pass, staff canteen (1.5E/meal).

Posted: July 27, 2020


About us                                                                                                                                                                                                   

The San Camillo Hospital in Venice is a clinical and research center (IRCCS) accredited by the Italian Ministry of Health, devoted to the rehabilitation of neurological patients. Inpatients are primarily stroke patients, but also patients suffering from head trauma, multiple sclerosis, neurodegenerative disease, neuromuscular disease. Other patients with epilepsy, brain tumor, or mild cognitive impairment are treated as outpatients. Over the years, the San Camillo Hospital has been able to create a unique environment where clinicians and researchers work side by side with the common goal of improving the quality of life of patients with neurological problems. The team includes research-oriented experts in neurology, neurophysiology, radiology, physical therapy, biology and neuropsychology, who strive to optimise patient’s treatment using advanced technologies and instrumentation available at the San Camillo Hospital.


The main clinical and research services that are offered are the following:

– Biomolecular profiling: analysis of biological specimens, like tissues, blood or urine, is used extract multiple molecule (gene, protein, miRNA) expression patterns for diagnostic and prognostic purposes;

– Brain imaging and electrophysiology: high-field magnetic resonance imaging, electroencephalography and magnetoencephalography are techniques that permit to study the structure and function of the brain, supporting the identification of disease-specific biomarkers;

– Treatments for sensory and motor recovery: advanced approaches for sensory-motor functional enhancement are based on robot-aided and virtual reality training, electromyographic biofeedback, nerve stimulation, non-invasive brain stimulation, and stem cell therapy;

– Cognitive testing and training: computerised testing tools are used for detecting attention, executive function and communication deficits, as well as for promoting their rehabilitation by favoring the creation of new associative patterns in the brain.


San Camillo IRCCS is looking for a Post-doctoral researcher for the project titled “Novel therapeutic targets in Parkinson’s disease” – cod. GR-2016-02363461

PI: Laura Civiero

A position as senior researcher is immediately available to work on a project developed in collaboration with the University of Padua. The contract will last 12 months with possibility of extension. The project will focus on the identification of novel biomarkers in fluids of Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients, with a specific interest at studying the molecular pathway of p21-activated kinase 6 (PAK6) and its possible role as novel and effective therapeutic target in PD. We are looking for a brilliant, motivated candidate who can handle a highly-dynamic project. Candidate should have a PhD in the fields of Neuroscience, Biological Sciences or related fields, demonstrated records of achievements and publications, excellent communication skills, ability to work in a team/collaborative environment, ability to perform independent research and encouraged to develop his/her own research ideas. Good knowledge of English and previous experience abroad is required. Skills at using image processing and vector graphic softwares are advantageous. Research activities will be conducted in Venice and in collaboration with other nationally and internationally renowned partners. The candidate will have access to the following in-home equipment: cell culture room, microscopes, ELISA and qPCR machines, full equipment to perform biochemical assays, access to biobank.

Application Details

To apply, please send a CV, brief research interest statement (10 lines is enough), as well as names and email addresses of 1-2 references to Dante Mantini (Scientific Director, and PI of the project – Laura Civiero ( Knowledge of Italian is an advantage but is not required. The call will remain open until all positions are filled.

San Camillo IRCCS is committed to equal opportunity employment and seeks qualified candidates for all posted employment opportunities without regard to race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability or other status.

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