The laboratory on Prof. Massimo Santoro ( is seeking a postdoctoral fellow and a PhD student to study the role of mevalonate metabolism and ferroptosis in cancer growth and spreading (Santoro, Cell Metabolism, 2020: Arslanbaeva and Santoro, Redox Biology, 2020).

The post-doc candidate must be a highly motivated researcher with a PhD in a relevant discipline as well as having experience in genetic, molecular, and/or cellular biology methods. The applicant must have a good publication record in peer-reviewed international journals (including at least one paper as a first author in top-journal) and must be capable of working in a team as well as independently. Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English are required.
Applicants for PhD position should hold a Master degree in biomedical sciences, bioengineering, medicine or any related discipline. Motivated students of all nationalities with a strong commitment to basic and/or clinical research are invited to apply. Any experience in molecular biology, cellular and developmental biology, biochemistry, cell culture, metabolism, is an advantage. The candidate should have well-developed social skills, been able to work in a team, have good communication skills in spoken and written English.

PhD + Postdoc lipid metabolism cancer 2021 VIMM_UNIPD

Please send your CV, letter of motivation, and the contact information of at least three references to
Prof. Santoro at