Post-doc position in the fields of Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Data Analysis and Integration
Post-doc position in the fields of Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Data Analysis and Integration

We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher within the frame of a multidisciplinary project involving five different Institutions in Italy and UK. This ambitious project, entitled “Single-cell cancer evolution in the clinic”, aims at studying the evolutionary trajectories of cell clones in cancer tissues and in patient-derived organoids, in order to define effective and data-driven personalized therapeutic strategies, and it is funded by a joint Cancer Research UK (CRUK), Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (FA-AECC) and Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro (AIRC) Accelerator Award.

The candidate will work within the BIMIB (BIoInformatics MIlano-Bicocca) laboratory of the Dept. of Informatics, System and Communication of the Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy (, in tight collaboration with computer scientists, bioinformatics and computational biologists.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • PhD in computer science, data science, machine learning, biostatistics, bioinformatics, computational biology, or related field.
  • Strong expertise in programming, computational biology and (big) data analysis.
  • Expertise in advanced (bio)statistics and machine learning.
  • Interest in translational research and biomedical sciences.
  • Knowledge of mathematical and statistical software such as R (BioConductor), Python, or Matlab™ (or similar)
  • Ability in independent research and proven aptitude in interaction with inter-disciplinary scientific teams
  • Excellent fluency in English and efficiency in technical/scientific writing.

Most desirable are already acquired experiences with NGS data handling pipelines; familiarity with the application of statistical methods to single cell sequencing analysis is a plus.  Candidates with such background will be given precedence.

The position is funded by the Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca under the Accelerator Award.  The position is for 12 months, possibly renewable until the end of the project.

The current call is informal; information about the full selection procedure will follow ASAP pending University regulations.  To be given preliminary consideration please send:

  1. a curriculum vitae (with a list of publications)
  2. a statement of research
  3. a list of two or more references

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