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Post Doc in Smart Materials

Budget 67523

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, Rome and Trento. The Center for Advanced Biomaterials for Healthcare at CRIB, Naples, uses cutting edge technologies to engineer biologically inspired material platforms for applications in the biomedical sector.

Applications are invited for the following post doctoral position:

Research in the area of smart materials – Vascularization of 3D bioactive scaffolds

Post doctoral position available for highly motivated candidates in a project concerning the vascularazation of 3D bioactive scaffolds for Tissue Engineering applications. The project aims at defining the optimal biochemical and biophysical signals to promote and sustain angiogenesis within engineered materials. In particular, the research activities are focused on the bioactive scaffold design and fabrication with proprietary technologies, along with thorough in vitro and in vivo characterization. The activities are part of the Cell Instructive Materials research, 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 ideal candidate should have a consolidated experience in the in vitro/in vivo characterization of synthetic matrices, i.e. cell cultures, immunofluorescence, histology, in vivo scaffold implantation / retrieval. Candidates who hold a PhD in Biology, Biotechnology or related disciplines are encouraged to apply. The candidate will undertake research activities in laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art technologies including, multiphoton and STED microscopy, SEM, TEM and scanning force microscopy.

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

Applications containing a motivation letter, the main achievements during the PhD period, a short CV and 2 reference letters should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Deadline 31/10/2012

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 provided 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

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

For more information on the IIT@CRIB lab research interests, please refer to the webpage: http://abcnapoli.iit.it/

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