Head of the Spatial Tissue-Omics facility

2024/01 | Milan

Lead the Way in Spatial Tissue-Omics! Join IFOM in Milan as the Head of the Spatial Tissue-Omics facility

About Us

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.

Your Role

As the Head, you will orchestrate scientific innovation, overseeing all aspects of our state-of-the-art facility. From managing personnel and budgeting to establishing standard operating procedures and staying ahead of technological trends, you'll be the driving force behind IFOM's Spatial Tissue-Omics initiatives.

Technical Expertise

Utilize your expertise in tissue spatial omics technologies (e.g., transcriptomics or proteomics and metabolomics), multiplexed imaging, multi-omics integration, single-cell sequencing and digitally assisted morphological analysis of different tumor samples.

Collaborative Synergy

Forge strong collaborations with IFOM researchers, seamlessly integrating your knowledge with theirs. Integrate spatial tissue-omics with existing facilities working on cell genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, imaging and digital pathology. Be the main actor in designing and executing projects that push the boundaries of spatial tissue-omics, propelling IFOM to the forefront of scientific excellence.

Recommended qualifications


  • PhD in biology/physics/genetics or related areas
  • Strong publication record in omics and imaging based technologies
  • Proficiency in omics related and imaging based technologies
  • End-to-end management of Spatial Tissue-Omics platforms
  • Outstanding communication and personnel management skills


What We Offer

Join IFOM and be a pivotal player in our journey to advance cancer biology. We offer a competitive salary and benefits, placing you in the heart of one of Europe's most prestigious cancer biology institutes. Your contributions will be the catalyst for high-impact discoveries that shape the future of Spatial Tissue-Omics research.

How to Apply

Seize this opportunity! Send your cover letter detailing your research interests, plan for unit setup,  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 and Equality Matter

IFOM values diversity and is committed to equality. Be a part of an inclusive environment where your unique perspective fuels our collective success. Join us in Milan,
Join us in Milan, where innovation knows no bounds. Your journey to redefine Spatial Tissue-Omics starts here.

last update: 12/02/24
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