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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 four post doctoral positions:

Research in the area of smart materials

The post doctoral positions are available for highly motivated candidates in a project concerning the implementation of nanotechnologies in the leather industry. The project aims at exploiting proprietary processes to conjugate nanometric objects with animal dermis in order to produce leather goods with improved macroscopic properties, i.e. mechanical, surface and transport properties. In particular, the research activities concern the production of synthetic/inorganic nanoparticles and the development of chemical routes to functionalize them. The research activities are part of the "Implementation of bio and nanotechnologies for the production of novel leather goods" project, granted by MIUR, within the Smart Materials platform at the Center for Advanced Biomaterials for Health Care of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT@CRIB) in Naples. The candidate will undertake research activities in laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art technologies including optical microscopy, multiphoton and STED microscopy, dynamic light scattering, ellipsometry, SEM, TEM, scanning force microscopy.

Position 1: The ideal candidate should have a consolidated experience in the fabrication and characterization of micro- nano-composites, along with a solid background in material science and material physical/chemical testing. Candidates who hold a PhD in Chemical Engineering, Material Science or related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Position 2: The ideal candidate should have a consolidated experience in the Leather Science and Technology. Candidates who hold a PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Position 3: The candidate should have a consolidated experience in the organic chemistry, surface functionalization and characterization. Candidates who hold a PhD in Chemistry are encouraged to apply.

Position 4: The ideal candidate should have a consolidated experience in the organic chemistry, microfabrication and particle sorting/purification. Candidates who hold a PhD in Chemistry, Biophysics, Biology/Biotechnology or related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

The project will be carried out in collaboration with three major industries operating in the field of leather making process, therefore team-working is strongly desired.

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

Interested applicants should submit their CV, a statement of research interests, position number and the names of at least two referees in electronic form to Paolo Netti (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). Application deadline is May 15 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.

Your data will be processed by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with headquarters in Genoa, Via Morego 30, acting as the Data Holder, using computer and paper based means, observing the rules on protection of personal data, including those relating to the security of data.

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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