The Genomic Unit of Cogentech is looking for a motivated and talented young molecular biologist or research technician to join its staff. The candidate will be part of a small but passionate team using Next Generation Sequencing technologies to support both IFOM Research projects and external Customers.
Facility's activities include extraction and QC of nucleic acid, the preparation of fragment libraries for many applications, including single cell characterizations, in a continuous optimization and development process, management of NGS sequencers, QC and delivery of sequencing results and their analysis. Upon a focused training, the candidate will be pivotal to support a project, beginning January 2024, while being exposed to many others.

Main activities

  • Isolate nucleic acids from FFPE samples;
  • Assess the integrity and abundance of extracted NA (Quality Control);
  • Generate indexed fragment libraries, perform Targeted Enrichment reactions;
  • Setup, prime and supervise runs on Illumina sequencers;
  • Validate plugin-based data analysis initiation, and generation of a proper final Report;
  • Collaborate to guarantee correct functioning of laboratory equipment related to NGS, library preparation, and nucleic acid extraction;
  • Maintain accurate and detailed documentation of experimental processes and outcomes;


  • The candidate should have a strong background in biology, molecular biology techniques;
  • Hands-on experience in nucleic acids extraction, NGS library preparation and sequencing, is a plus;
  • Work at exceptionally high levels of accuracy and attention to detail;


The candidate should hold a degree in BS, TSLB or MS in molecular biology, genetics/genomics, or closely related fields.

Language skills

Fluent in English

What we offer

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a friendly, collaborative and innovative team. International work environment, flexible schedule;
Agreements with discounts for Gym, Pharmacy, and various shops around our Institute. Bar and canteen inside the campus & lunch benefit

Type of Contract

Two years position, with possibility of extension. The candidate will be offered a competitive salary, commensurate with skills and working experience.


Milan - Scalo di Porta Romana area


Applicants should send their CV to simone.minardi[@]
It’s important to include:

  • Contact information with at least two references;
  • Cover letter where you explain your scientific experience and interests.

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