I am a UK citizen and obtained my PhD at a UK university in August. I was shortlisted for a postdoctoral position at an Italian institution in mid December before the UK-EU trade deal was made. The interview went amazingly well and I was given a very positive feedback for my performance. Of course, the procedure was halted due to the Christmas holidays. In the new year the new EU-UK trade deal was agreed upon and I am no longer sure what my position is. I was confident of an offer, but now I am concerned I would need sponsorship, as a result of said trade deal, and fear that potential offers would be retracted.
I would be grateful for someone with more experience on this matter to shed some light on my concerns. I have read the documents in which they state the conditions for non-EU citizens, but the document was not very helpful or informative and seemed rather vague.