Junior Electrophysiologist Position at Autifony, Italy

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Location: Padova, Italy

Closing date: Open until filled


Capitalising on basic science identified at GlaxoSmithKline, Autifony was spun out as a separate company in 2011. The company, which focuses on voltage-gated ion channel drugs for the treatment of serious disorders of the nervous system, has so far delivered two candidate molecules into Clinical development for hearing disorders and schizophrenia. Autifony operates a semi-virtual approach with a total staff number less than 20 and is based at the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst in the UK and at Istituto di Ricerca Pediatrica Citta’ della Speranza in Padova Italy (www.autifony.com). 


Autifony (Italy) is seeking a highly motivated self-starter with strong bench skills and who can work independently, to become part of a dynamic preclinical R&D group focused on developing new and effective therapeutics for Neurodegenerative diseases within the Neuroscience Therapeutic Area. 

This in vitro Junior Electrophysiologist position will be based at the Autifony laboratory at Istituto di Ricerca Pediatrica Citta’ della Speranza in Padova Italy 


  • Planning, designing, completing and troubleshooting experiments
  • Data analysis and protocol design
  • The candidate will be expected to prepare experimental summaries, presentations at internal and national meetings, and research papers for publication

Essential Skills

  • Applicants must have  good written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Highly motivated to learn new techniques


  • PhD or MD degree in biological sciences

Autifony offers competitive salary packages, including performance related bonus and share option scheme. 

How to Apply

For full consideration, please send a cover letter containing information regarding your research interests and plans and a CV, to: [email protected] and [email protected] 

Please mention that you found this job on the Scientifica website when applying.

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