Principal Investigator position at the San Camillo Hospital in Venice

Who we are

The San Camillo Hospital in Venice is a clinical and research center (IRCCS) accredited by the Italian Ministry of Health, devoted to the rehabilitation of neurological patients. Inpatients are primarily stroke patients, but also patients suffering from head trauma, multiple sclerosis, neurodegenerative disease, neuromuscular disease. Other patients with epilepsy, brain tumor, or mild cognitive impairment are treated as outpatients. Over the years, the San Camillo Hospital has been able to create a unique environment where clinicians and researchers work side by side with the common goal of improving the quality of life of patients with neurological problems. The team includes research-oriented experts in neurology, neurophysiology, radiology, physical therapy, biology and neuropsychology, who strive to optimise patient’s treatment using advanced technologies and instrumentations available at the San Camillo Hospital. The main clinical and research services that are offered are the following:

Biomolecular profiling: analysis of biological specimens, like tissues, blood or urine, is used extract multiple molecule (gene, protein, miRNA) expression patterns for diagnostic and prognostic purposes;

Brain imaging and electrophysiology: high-field magnetic resonance imaging, electroencephalography and magnetoencephalography are techniques that permit to study the structure and function of the brain, supporting the identification of disease-specific biomarkers;

Treatments for sensory and motor recovery: advanced approaches for sensory-motor functional enhancement are based on robot-aided and virtual reality training, electromyographic biofeedback, nerve stimulation, noninvasive brain stimulation, and stem cell therapy;

Cognitive testing and training: computerised testing tools are used for detecting attention, executive function and communication deficits, as well as for promoting their rehabilitation by favouring the creation of new associative patterns in the brain.

Whom we are looking for

We have a position for innovative, creative, ambitious medical doctors who work on important research problems in the fields of neurology, rehabilitation, or regenerative medicine, and are interested in becoming Principal Investigators and joining our highly committed research team. Scientific quality and originality, a successful track record of scientific achievements, profound expertise in their research field, as well as excellent spoken and written English are required. Leadership skills, creativity, curiosity as well as a collaborative and interdisciplinary mindset will also be considered. Good knowledge of Italian language is also an advantage, as this facilitates communication and interaction with patients.

What we offer

  • an initial 5-years employment contract with mid-term review by our Scientific Advisory Board; option for extension of 5 years, or conversion to an open-ended contract
  • full commitment to help you train, develop, win grants and ultimately be successful in securing attractive permanent positions
  • the unique opportunity to become part of our research team, and benefit from lively scientific exchange, extend your network, collaborate and explore new possibilities
  • access to a wide network of existing collaborations with universities and other research hospitals 
  • a competitive salary and benefits package as medical doctor, including health and pension insurance
  • partner employment and career support
  • a starting package including dedicated lab space, plus a budget of € 40.000/year for the salary of team members, and a budget of € 20.000/year for consumables, facility services and travel expenses
  • support in the securement of additional funds to recruit other team members
  • access to all research facilities and services available in the hospital
  • access to top administrative and scientific support (HR, grant service, purchasing, cafeteria etc.)
  • a family-friendly working environment with an open and inclusive culture

Application Details

Applications should be written in English or Italian, and contain

  • Curriculum Vitae with full publication list (and ORCID number)
  • list of up to five most important papers with a short comment on the importance and the individual contribution to each of them (each max. 80 words)
  • funding track record or funding plans
  • names and addresses of three references
  • summary of research interests and objectives including how you could profit from and interact with the San Camillo Hospital environment (max. 2 pages)

Please send your application files to : dante.mantini@hsancamillo.it,
indicating the Reference-Code: SCH Starting PI

For full consideration, apply by December 31, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.