Staff Scientist Position in single-molecule available at CNR in Naples

A 3-year Staff Scientist position (Ricercatore CNR a tempo determinato) is available at the Istituto di Biochimica e Biologia Cellulare of Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (IBBC – CNR) in Naples to manage a recently installed single-molecule biophysics laboratory. The project aims to study the functional interplay between DNA replication and sister chromatid cohesion using in vitro reconstituted human multi-protein complexes that will be analyzed with a C-trap instrument equipped with quadrupolar optical tweezers (Lumicks).

We are looking for a highly motivated person with a proven track record in single-molecule studies and with specific experience with the C-trap system. Ability to work independently and expertise in protein biochemistry and biophysics are essential.

The successful candidate will be a key member involved in several projects and responsible for experimental designing, data acquisition and analysis of single-molecules in collaboration with other members of the team.

Job requirements

• +2 years of experience in single molecule biophisycs (especially of proteins and protein complexes interacting with nucleic acids and/or DNA enzymes)

• PhD or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject, e.g. molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics or a related field of science;

• Experience in single-molecule data acquisition and analysis ;

• Excellent laboratory skills and trouble-shooting;

• Ability to interact effectively with other team members and other research groups;

• Proven team building and problem-solving skills;

• Fluency in English.

Application Instructions

Please apply sending the following documents to Francesca Pisani (

· a full CV

· a motivation letter describing the background relevant to the offered position

· names and contacts of 2 referees

For additional information about the position, contact Francesca Pisani (

Additional information

Candidates coming to Italy for the first time, or returning after residing abroad, benefit from very attractive income tax benefits.

Application deadline: 31 March 2023