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Directors of Clinical Research programs

Fondazione del Piemonte per l'Oncologia
Candiolo, Turin, ITALY
3 years full time contract renewable for 2 years. Up to €100,000 plus annual bonus of 20%.
Closing date
Mar 20, 2023

Directors of Clinical Research programs: Lung Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Melanoma, Head and Neck cancer, Gynecological cancer, Breast Cancer, Sarcomas and rare tumors.

FPO-IRCCS is seeking outstanding candidates to fill positions in clinical and translational research. In addition to being active clinically (for clinicians only), these positions have responsibility for leading the research priorities of the clinical oncology disease program. Of particular importance is experience in  participating as an investigator, leading the clinical/translational research team and building strong cooperation across disciplines.

The candidate will work with a multidisciplinary group of investigators at FPO-IRCCS and develop dynamic research collaborations aimed at having a local, national and international impact on cancer diagnosis and treatment.

We are recruiting Physicians (MD or MD/PhD)/Biologists or Biotechnologists with preference for those who have a minimum of three years’ experience in one of the disciplines below reported:

  • Lung Cancer,
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer,
  • Genitourinary Cancer,
  • Melanoma,
  • Head and Neck cancer,
  • Gynecological cancer,
  • Breast Cancer,
  • Sarcomas and rare tumors

Job description: Each leader will be MD or MD/PhD or PhD Biologist or Biotechnologist with strong expertise in the translational or clinical translational research of one of the specialties listed above.

Each of them will lead an active program of independent and collaborative research related to the specific malignancy and pertinent to the Institute‘s mission.

MD or MD/Phd in addition to developing the research program, will also develop and lead the organ related clinical cancer program alongside other FPO-IRCCS program- specific members, including leaders in Surgery and Radiation Oncology. In this case experience  in the design of clinical studies is required. Each leader will be responsible for an independent experimental lab devoted to translational research in the specific field. Speaking Italian is desirable, but not limiting.  An Italian language assistant will be available for those who are not native speakers.

Contract conditions

3 years full time contract renewable for 2 years

Annual salary up to €100,000 plus annual bonus of 20% .


3 years research budget tot €1.500.000.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All application materials, including CV, a letter of interest and three letters of reference should be submitted electronically to:


The Candiolo Cancer Institute (FPO-IRCCS) is a modern 56.000-square-meters institute and combines a strong commitment to personalized patient care with the research and clinical strengths of a highly regarded medical center. FPO-IRCCS is increasingly recognized for its multidisciplinary disease-specific teams and expertise and the extent of its treatment, diagnostic and support services.

The Candiolo Cancer Institute is a private non- profit institution operated by the Fondazione del Piemonte per l’Oncologia (FPO) and endorsed by the Italian Ministry of Health as an IRCCS (Institute for Scientific Research and Care) for its scientific activity. The Institute is situated in a spacious green-field site just outside Torino in north-western Italy at the foot of the Alps. Torino is the main city of the Piedmont region and is a center for culture and technological innovation. In addition, Torino has the greatest number of green areas and park-land in Italy. Torino is pleasant to live in and is suitable for families with small children. The Alpine ski slopes and the seaside are both less than two hours away.


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