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Post doc - nanoparticles for MRI

C.B. 71414

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 an IIT-Network of centers within Italian research institutions based in Lecce, Milan, Naples, Pisa, Turin, Parma, Trento and Rome.

Applications are currently being accepted for a post-doctoral position on biomedical devices for diagnostic imaging in the Laboratory of the Center for Advanced Biomaterials for Health Care (IIT@CRIB) in Naples - Italy.

IIT@CRIB uses cutting-edge technologies to engineer biologically inspired material platforms for applications in the biomedical sector.

The research activity is part of “eHealthNet – Ecosistema software per la sanità elettronica PON03_PE_00128_1”, project supported by MIUR and TENS platform at IIT@CRIB in Naples.

IIT@CRIB is looking for a highly motivated candidate capable of conducting an independent research to be involved in a project for the production of biopolymeric devices to be used in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). He/she will be required to develop innovative approaches to produce nanotechnologies for the MRI.

Successful candidates have a PhD in Chemical or Material Engineer or a closely related subjects. In addition, they must have a qualified experience in the preparation of nanovesicles for application in biomedical imaging to improve image quality, increase signal to noise ratio and reduce the nephrotoxic effects.

As the post-doctoral position will be focused on interdisciplinary research activities in the field of nanotechnology and diagnostic imaging, successful candidates must also have prior experience and technical skills on both imaging techniques and innovative nanotechnology-based approaches.

Expertise in preparing emulsions by high pressure homogenization and microfluidic systems and conducting in vitro and in vivo relaxometry in terms of relaxation time analysis on biopolymeric nanosystems is required.

In addition, strong experience in characterization techniques applied on nanosystems and MRI, such as Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopy, Confocal Microscopy – Stimulated Emission Depletion, Wide and Small Angle X- Ray, bench top relaxometer, diffusion measurements and Math Lab data analysis is also required. Previous experience in research project management, ability to conduct independent research and to lead a research team will also be positively evaluated.

Please submit your CV, a research statement and 2 reference letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by November 10, 2015.

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Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

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