Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT – www.iit.it) 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 network of centers 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 materials for applications in the diagnostic and biomedical fields.
A post-doctoral research position is available to support the research activities carried out on the development of novel scaffolds.
The successful candidate will work at IIT@CRIB’s laboratory on the development of novel scaffolds structures for cell and tissue guidance capable of controlling, directing and regulating in vivo and in vitro tissue growth.
The successful candidate will be involved in developing technology to realize cell scaffolding materials with molecular and structural features patterned at nanometric level. Foaming technology along with 3D printing approach will be optimized towards the realization of novel programmable materials capable of guiding the complex in vivo and in vitro
process of tissuegenesis.
The successful candidate has high-quality expertise in 3D scaffold preparation and characterization by means of the above mentioned techniques along with demonstrated knowledge in the field of microfluidic for polymer processing and scaffold building. Expertise in the development and implementation of clean and reliable techniques enabling precise control at both macro and nano-scales of chemical, morphological and structural features of scaffolds made of biocompatible and biodegradable polymers and composites will be a plus.
The ideal candidate should also have demonstrated knowledge in all aspects related to cell-materials interaction control and design, mechanical and morphological materials characterization, development and characterization of drug delivery foams and scaffolds for cell and tissue guidance, cell and tissue histological staining.
We seek a highly motivated and creative scientist, who enjoys an interdisciplinary, open and collaborative environment.
Candidates have a strong background in any of the following areas: supercritical CO2 processing and foaming, composites design and fabrication, supramolecular chemistry, clean manufacturing, drug delivery, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, characterization and quantification of cell-materials interactions, gene expression and DNA analysis,and can perform sample preparation, experimental design and data analysis autonomously.
The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. degree in Materials or Biomedical Engineering or a related field. Candidates with different scientific backgrounds are encouraged to apply anyway.
Please apply before December 16, 2015.
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