I worked at University of Genoa (More than 3 years)
The people are nice. A good place to work, a good teamwork spirit.
I can not think of any cons.
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at University of Genoa (Genoa (Italy)).
There are 4 public competitions a year in which the different laboratories ask for prepared individuals that want to work in research. The positions are normally 2+2 years.
After applying directly to the central university passing the first filter the laboratory will contact and make a face to face interview. At least 1 full time professor and 1 full time researcher will conduct this in which you will have the chance to convince you are fit for the project.
There is no negotiation, in the public announcement for the position the salary is stated and that is it.
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