Bioinformatics Sannio

Open Positions

The Bioinformatics-Sannio research group located at University of Sannio in Benevento and Biogem Research Institute in Ariano Irpino (AV) is seeking highly motivated bioinformaticians with expertise in next generation sequencing data analysis, functional genomics and system biology preferably in the context of cancer. Positions are funded by highly regarded research grants (AIRC and PRIN).

We are a multidisciplinary research group where people with different backgrounds (biologists, bioinformaticians, statisticians, and computer scientists) cooperate on cutting edge problems especially related to cancer research. Historically we contributed to the discovery of a driver gene fusion (FGFR3-TACC3) in human glioblastoma (Singh et al. Science, 2012) that we recently characterised as a mitochondrial activator (Frattini et al. Nature, 2018). Our research focuses mainly on the development of novel computational methods and their application on real biological research projects. So we are continuously in touch with interested molecular biology research groups to validate computational discovered hypotheses. As for example, we developed unsupervised computational methods for the characterisation the molecular landscape of glioma in patients with Neurofibromatosis 1 (D’Angelo et al. Nature Medicine, 2019) and IDH mutant glioma (Ceccarelli et al. Cell, 2016).

We offer the opportunity to work with highly motivated people and to publish on top research journals. A period in our lab could strongly contribute to professional grow and research career. Success stories of people that spent a period in our lab can be seen on our web site (

We are currently seeking for junior and senior profiles. Our approach to research let people work in a freedom environment where tasks and activities are determined by short and long term objectives and merits are judged by obtained results. Typically junior candidates will work under the supervision of senior researchers, while senior researchers will be responsible of the activities of one or more junior researchers and will be involved in the mentoring of candidate PhD students. Senior candidates must have at least 3 years experience in a respected bioinformatics research lab.

REQUIREMENTS: Use of the Linux operating system and at least one programming language (Perl, Python, R). Knowledge of bioinformatics algorithms, biological and genomic databases, genome browsers and programmatic access to these resources. Experience in design and development of bioinformatics pipelines. Experience in next generation sequencing data analysis.

EDUCATION: PhD in Computer Science, Biology/Bioinformatics, or related field. Master degree in computer science or Biology/Bioinformatics for junior profile.

The candidate must be fluent in English and is expected to contribute
substantially to manuscript preparation, software development, and project related reports and deliverables.

PREFERENCES: Expertise in cancer bioinformatics.

TERMS: The initial appointment will be for one year, with the
possibility of extension to two, three or four years.

LOCALE: Biogem, Ariano Irpino (AV) Italy, University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy.

Interested candidates can send a motivated resume at Ceccarelli (at) and lcerulo (at)