Head of Functional Genomic Screening Facility

2024/01 | Milan

Lead the Way in Functional Genomic Screening! Join IFOM in Milan as the Head of Functional Genomic Screening Facility

About Us

IFOM (AIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology) is on the lookout for a visionary scientific leader to chair our cutting-edge Functional Genetic Screening Facility in Milan. As the Head of this facility, you'll be at the forefront of groundbreaking discoveries in cancer biology.

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 functional genomics initiatives.

Technical Expertise

Utilize your expertise in genetic screening technologies, including RNAi, CRISPRi/a, CRISPR base editors, screening libraries and platforms, to modulate gene function. Lead the charge in designing, executing and analyzing genome-wide loss and gain of-function based on RNAi, CRISPR activation/inhibition, base editing, and combinatorial screens to identify synthetic interactions lethal and unravel the mysteries of genes involved in cancer.

Collaborative Synergy

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

Recommended qualifications


  • PhD in biology/genetics or related areas
  • Strong publication record in genetic screening technologies
  • Proficiency in RNAi, CRISPR technologies
  • End-to-end management of screening platforms
  • Outstanding communication and personnel management skills


Preferred Qualifications


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


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 functional genomics 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 functional genomics starts here.

last update: 12/02/24
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