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Bioconjugation and peptide synthesis

B.C. 70809

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT – with its headquarters in Genoa (Italy) is a non-profit institution with the primary goal of creating and disseminating scientific knowledge and strengthening Italy's technological competitiveness. Our research areas cover scientific topics of high innovative content representing the most advanced frontiers of modern technology, with wide application opportunities in various fields ranging from medicine to industry, from computer science to robotics, life sciences and nanobiotechnology.

IIT has created its own research networks within Italian research institutions based in Lecce, Milan, Naples, Pisa, Turin, Parma, Trento and Rome.

The Center for Advanced Biomaterials for Healthcare at CRIB (CABHC@CRIB; Naples, Italy) uses cutting-edge technologies to engineer biologically inspired material platforms for applications in the biomedical sector.

Applications are open for a Post-doctoral position to support nanoparticle-based carrier research for integrated molecular imaging approaches and therapeutic intervention.

The research activity is part of "BERSAGLI – Bersagli, sonde e segnali in terapia diagnostica - POR Campania FESR 2007/2013 O.O. 2.1 - CUP B25C13000310007- ID SMILE 022" project granted by Regione Campania and included in TENS platform at CABHC@CRIB in Naples.

Specifically, the project will revolve around the molecular engineering of nanostructures to improve the delivery of either magnetic resonance contrast agents or payloads. The work will include bioconjugation, peptide synthesis, protein expression and purification, receptor-ligand kinetics and nanoparticle characterization by TEM, ICP, gel electrophoresis, UV/Vis, etc. Nanoparticle probes will be evaluated in tissue culture and preclinical animal models.

He/she will present and discuss scientific findings in scientific meetings. He/she will have the opportunity to collaborate within our research program and laboratory, which is interdisciplinary as it bridges materials science and biomedical research including drug delivery, imaging, and diagnostics.

We seek a highly motivated, creative scientist, who enjoys an interdisciplinary, open and collaborative environment. Candidates should have a strong background in any of the following areas: bioconjugation chemistry, chemical synthesis, preclinical studies including MR imaging. The post-doctoral candidate should be independent in conducting sample preparation, experimental design and data analysis.

The candidate should have a PhD in Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related fields.
Please submit your CV electronically outlining experience and qualifications, list of publications, a statement of research interests and plans and names of at least two referees to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    quoting “Bioconjugation and peptide synthesis” in the e mail subject.

Please apply before June 30, 2015.

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