POST-DOCTORAL POSITION at Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, IRCCS

A 12-month (renewable) post-doctoral position is available immediately in the group of Dr. Margherita Doria to study the molecular mechanisms evolved by HIV-1 to evade immune responses of the infected host. In particular, a novel NK cell-based approach is being developed to allow recognition and clearance of latently infected T cell reservoirs that represent one major obstacle in the fight against HIV-1. Our studies focus on the role of viral proteins (Nef, Vpu, Vpr) in the expression of stress molecules that function as ligands for activating receptors of cytotoxic lymphocytes and elicit antiviral immune responses. Studies on HIV-infected patients are performed to evaluate the impact of alterations in activating receptor/ligand systems on disease progression and response to therapy. We use state-of-the-art molecular and cellular biology techniques. See recent papers: Immunol Lett 2017, 190:185; Virology 2017, 510:9; Front Immunol 2018, 9:1514; Virology 2018, 523:121.  

The applicant must have prior working experience in virology and immunology, extensive practice in molecular and cellular biology, ability to work independently and write scientific papers.                                                                                                      

 To apply, send by mail a cover letter, current CV, and name/contact information of at least one reference to:

 Dr.     Margherita Doria   Lab. of Immunoinfectivology (c/o University of Tor Vergata)   Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, IRCCS  

 Rome, Italy         E-mail:




Data pubblicazione: 
Tuesday, 6 November, 2018