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ERC-funded Postdoctoral Scientist fellowship


Laboratory of Angiogenesis and Redox Metabolism

Dept. of Biology, University of Padua, Italy

The laboratory of Prof. Massimo Santoro, Department of Biology at the University of Padua,

Italy, is offering an ERC-funded post-doctoral position to study blood flow signaling during

angiogenesis. Blood flow and mechanical stress have not been fully decoded within

aspects of cellular signaling during blood vessel development. As such, our goal is to

understand how blood flow regulates vascular development and homeostasis using genetic

approaches along with advanced molecular and proteomic techniques. This project focuses

on using genetically encoded metabolic sensor, DNA editing knock-out/in techniques, and

in vivo angiogenesis models. The Santoro lab currently holds extensive experience in

biochemistry as well as the genetic, molecular, and cellular biology of endothelial and mural

cells in different vertebrate animal models and in human primary cells (1). The laboratory

contains zebrafish and mouse animal facility, advanced stereo/confocal/light sheet

microscopy equipment, advanced gene-editing techniques, and metabolic core facilities.

The candidate must be highly motivated, enthusiastic, and an efficient researcher with a

PhD in a relevant discipline. The applicant must be capable of working in a team as well as

independently. Excellent communication skills both spoken and written English are required.

We offer a dynamic work environment in a stimulating scientific surrounding with a young,

enthusiastic, motivated team along the opportunity to contribute to high-impact projects. We

offer a strong competitive salary as well as contributions to health and retirement funds.


Please send your CV, letter of motivation, and the contact information of at least two referees

to Prof. Santoro at or visit

(1) Chen et al., 2017, Cell Rep; Ramasamy et al., 2016, Nat. Commun.; Santoro, 2017, Semin

Cell Dev Biol.; Sinha and Santoro, 2018 Cardiovascular Research; Norris and Santoro,

ATVB, 2018.

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