Tenure-Track Junior PI in Next Gen Diagnostics

2024/01 | Milan

Are you a dynamic and ambitious scientist ready to make a mark in Next Generation Diagnostic 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 focusing on the study of the molecular mechanisms at the basis of tumors formation and development. In 2022, IFOM secured funding to expand its mission to also bring innovations in basic cancer research to patients, efficiently and fast.

Unleash Your Potential

As a Junior Group Leaderat IFOM, you will spearhead groundbreaking research, unraveling the intricacies of cancer next generation diagnostics. Dive into diverse areas such as precision medicine, genomic sequencing, liquid biopsies, molecular diagnostics and digital pathology and other related areas. Be at the forefront in utilizing big data analysis and integrating them with clinical trial results, leveraging innovative computing tools such as artificial intelligence, to identify the most effective strategies for combating cancer.

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, spatial transcriptomics, digital pathology, and animal facilities, ensuring your research is at the forefront of innovation. Take advantage of 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 precision medicine, artificial intelligence, cancer genetics, genome stability, cell signaling, protein stability, genomic analysis, 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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