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Research Laboratory Technician - MicrobiomeLab


Rozzano, IT, 20089


A position for Research Technician is immediately available in the MicrobiomeLab, hosted in the campus of Humanitas University.

The MicrobiomeLab is a new translational unit established as an academic-industrial joint initiative between the Corporate R&D of Alfasigma and the Mucosal Immunology and Microbiota Unit of Humanitas University, leaded by Professor Maria Rescigno. The selected candidate will work in close contact with the Humanitas Research Hospital with full access to its facilities (flow cytometry, genomics, microscopy, BSL-3, SPF mouse house).

The aim of the MicrobiomeLab is to study the mechanism of action and the potential therapeutic effects of drug candidates by investigating the modulation of microbiota functions and the interactions with the host, including the intestinal barriers, immune system, gut-liver and gut-brain axes.


This position works under the direction of the Principal Investigator and senior scientists and requires attention to detail and good organizational skills.

The candidate should be able to work independently and as part of a team to accomplish the following tasks:


  • Perform experiments at the bench level to support investigative work
  • Prepare and maintain laboratory reagents, stocks, cultures or cell lines
  • Perform and modify documented protocols and assays
  • Maintain laboratory records and compile data on experiments and assays
  • Interpret and report on experimental results
  • Operate and carry out basic maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Order and maintain appropriate levels of supplies
  • Perform other duties as required


We are looking for a highly motivated and skilled candidate with a degree in biology, biotechnology or related disciplines and at least 2-3 years training in the laboratory. Experience with human cell and tissue cultures and manipulation of animal models is preferred. Basic molecular biology, microbiology and flow cytometry techniques will be an advantage.


Good English (written and spoken) and good communication skills are required, as well as evidence of being a good team player and with a sense of urgency in delivering high-quality, relevant scientific results with the proper methodologies.


Salary will be commensurate with experience.