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Senior Post Doc: polymer synthesis for biomedical applications

The Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia with headquarters in Genova (Italy), is a non-profit institution with the primary goal of creating and disseminating scientific knowledge and strengthening Italy's technological competitiveness. Current IIT scientific program has a strong multidisciplinary character, merging expertise from different platforms from neuroscience to drug discovery, from nanotechnologies to computation.

IIT has recently created an IIT-Network of centers at Italian research institutions in Lecce, Milan, Naples, Pisa, Turin, Parma and Trento. The Center for Advanced Biomaterials for Healthcare at CRIB uses cutting edge technologies to engineer bio-logically inspired material platforms for applications in the biomedical sector.

Applications are invited for the following position:

1 post doc senior ( at least 2 year experience )

Researcher in the area of polymer synthesis for biomedical applications

A researcher position is available for a highly motivated candidate in the field of chemistry applied to biomedicine with particular attention to the synthesis of polymers and macromolecules.

The research activity is part of MICROMAP project granted by MIUR included in D4 platform at the Center for Advanced Biomaterials for Health Care of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT@CRIB) in Naples ( and focuses on the synthesis of stimuli responsive polymers ranging from micro/nano particles, microgels to polymer brushes.

Position and salary will be commensurate to the CV of the candidate.

In detail, the candidate will be involved in advanced polymerization techniques for the synthesis of smart polymers to be used as micro-nano particles, microgels, surface coatings and brushes, and in bio-conjugation of relevant biomolecules. The activity will be supported by a fully-equipped synthesis lab and by a whole tool of state-of-the-art techniques including NMR, XPS, micro-Raman, ATR, PM-IRRAS, mass spectrometry, dynamic light scattering, fluorescence microscopy and STED, FE-SEM and cryo-TEM, ellipsometer, scanning probe microscopy,

Ideal candidate should hold a PhD in chemistry or related discipline and a past experience in synthesis and characterization of polymeric platforms and demonstrate familiarity with biological chemistry. Previous consolidated working experience in polymer synthesis for biomedical applications as well as bio-conjugation techniques would be considered preferential. A strong academic record and high motivation for creative research is required.

Interested applicants should submit their CV, a statement of research interests, and the names of at least two referees in electronic form to Filippo Causa (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Application deadline is April 30 2012

In order to comply with the Italian law (art. 23 of Privacy Law of the Italian Legislative Decree n. 196/03), we have to kindly ask the candidate to give his/her consent to allow IIT to process his/her personal data. We inform you that the information you provide will be used solely for the purpose of assessing your professional profile to meet the requirements of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia.

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Please also note that, pursuant to art.7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003, you may exercise your rights at any time as a party concerned by contacting the Data Manager. Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

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