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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.

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.

FPO-IRCCS is seeking outstanding candidates to fill positions in medical clinical research. In addition to being active clinically, these positions have responsibility for leading the research and clinical 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 the following physicians with a preference for those who have a minimum of three years’ experience in the respective disciplines below



  • Director of Clinical Research program: Lung Cancer

  • Director of Clinical Research program: Gastrointestinal Cancer

  • Director of Clinical Research program: Genitourinary Cancer

Job description

These three distinct leaders will be MD or MD/PhD with strong expertise in the care of (i) pulmonary, (ii) GI or (iii) genitourinary malignancies. 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.  In addition to developing the research program, these positions will also develop and lead the lung, the GI or the genitourinary clinical cancer program alongside other FPO-IRCCS program-specific members, including leaders in Surgery and Radiation Oncology. 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
Minimum wage of 70,000€/year plus 20,000€ bonus/year and 500,000€/year for 3 years for research activities.
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:



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    Opened in 1997, the Candiolo Institute is an international reference centre for the treatment and research of cancer diseases.