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Accelerator Single Cells Cancer Evolution in the Clinic

The BIMIB group ( has become involved in a multidisciplinary project involving five different Institutions in Italy and UK. This ambitious project, entitled “Single-cell cancer evolution in the clinic”, aims at studying the evolutionary trajectories of cell clones in cancer tissues and in patient-derived organoids, in order to define effective and data-driven personalized therapeutic strategies, and it is funded by a joint Cancer Research UK (CRUK), Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (FA-AECC) and Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro (AIRC) Accelerator Award.

We are hiring

Post Doc

The candidate will work within the BIMIB (BIoinformatics MIlano-Bicocca) laboratory of the Dept. of Informatics, System and Communication of the Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy (, in tight collaboration with computer scientists, bioinformatics and computational biologists. Her/his tasks will be to develop several algorithmic tools for the analysis and integration of data collected from single-cells experiments.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • PhD in computer science, data science, machine learning, biostatistics, bioinformatics, computational biology, biotechnolgy or related field.
  • Strong expertise in programming, computational biology and (big) data analysis.
  • Expertise in advanced (bio)statistics and machine learning.
  • Interest in translational research and biomedical sciences.
  • Knowledge of mathematical and statistical software such as R (BioConductor), Python, or Matlab™ (or similar)
  • Ability in independent research and proven aptitude in interaction with inter-disciplinary scientific teams
  • Excellent fluency in English and efficiency in technical/scientific writing.

Most desirable are already acquired experiences with NGS data handling pipelines; familiarity with the application of statistical methods to single cell sequencing analysis is a plus. Candidates with such background will be given precedence.

The position is funded by the Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca under the Accelerator Award. The position is for 12 months, possibly renewable until the end of the project in 2023, with a salary up to 30,000 EUR (gross; health insurance included).

The current call is informal; information about the full selection procedure will follow ASAP pending University regulations. To be given preliminary consideration please send:

  • a curriculum vitae (with a list of publications)
  • a statement of research
  • a list of two or more references

to <accelerator-jobs [a]>. Use the same address for all inquiries.


A Ph.D. scholarship sponsored by the Accellerator Award program is also availabel starting in Fall 2019. The actual call will be published in late May 2019 and the selection will happen in July 2019. Exact dates will be publishes as they will become available.