Tenure-Track Junior PI in Cancer Immunity and Immunotherapy

2024/01 | Milan

Are you a dynamic and ambitious scientist ready to make a mark in Cancer Immunity and Immunotherapy research?

The AIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology (IFOM) in the vibrant city of Milan, Italy, invites applications for the position of Junior Group Leader. IFOM, was established in 1998 as the first Italian research center dedicated to exploring the molecular mechanisms underlying tumor formation and progression. In 2022, IFOM secured funding to expand its mission, which now includes rapid and effective translation of basic cancer research findings into clinical applications for patients.

Unleash Your Potential

As a Junior Group Leader at IFOM, you will spearhead groundbreaking research, unraveling the intricacies of cancer immunity and identifying novel approaches to boost anti-cancer immunity. Dive into diverse areas such as B-, T- and Natural Killer cell anti-tumor immunity, mechanisms of tumor immune evasion, immunity and aneuploidy, genome instability and immune sensing, immunoediting, computational immunology, immune cell and antibody engineering, CAR-T cell therapy, cancer vaccines, novel targets of immunotherapy, immunometabolism, immune aging and cancer, and related areas.

World-Class Resources

IFOM provides unparalleled access to cutting-edge core facilities and advanced technologies. Harness the power of bulk and single cell genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, imaging, spectral flow cytometry, spatial transcriptomics, (digital) molecular pathology, and mouse and patient-derived tumor models, ensuring your research is at the forefront of conceptual innovation. Take advantage of a unique data set and sample cohorts from IFOM initiated clinical trials in colorectal and breast cancer.

Collaborative Excellence

Join a dynamic, international scientific community that thrives on interdisciplinary collaboration. Work alongside experts in cancer genetics, genome stability, cell signaling, protein stability, genomics, mechanobiology, and immunology, fostering an environment where groundbreaking ideas flourish.

Real-world Impact

Collaborate closely with basic and data scientists, experimental pathologists and clinical oncologists, contributing to and shaping innovative mechanism-inspired clinical trials. Make a tangible impact on cancer treatment and patient outcomes through your discoveries.

Comprehensive Support

IFOM offers a competitive start-up package and compensation, along with administrative and grants management support. As a member of the AIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology, you'll benefit from networking opportunities, training sessions, mentoring and funding possibilities to fuel your research endeavors.



  • MD, MD/PhD, or PhD and postdoctoral research experience
  • Strong publication record
  • Potential to establish an independent, externally-funded research program


Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience working in a matrix environment within academic medicine
  • Proven success in collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams


How to Apply

Send your cover letter detailing your research interests, research plan, CV, and contact information for three references to recruitment[@]ifom.eu.
Act fast—review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Diversity Matters

IFOM is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented minorities to contribute to scientific excellence. Seize this opportunity to shape the future of cancer metastasis research at IFOM.
Join us in Milan, where passion meets purpose. Your journey to scientific excellence starts here.

last update: 12/02/24
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