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Post doc position

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The Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) 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 created an IIT-Network of centers at Italian research institutions in Lecce, Milan, Naples, Pisa, Turin, Parma, Trento, and Rome. The Center for Advanced Biomaterials for Healthcare (CABHC@CRIB), in 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 - Leather Science and Technology

1 Post doctoral position is 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 novel properties and functions, i.e. mechanical, surface and transport properties. In particular, the research activities concern the development of new processes to tan nanoparticle-dermis composites along with their chemical/physical characterization.

The research activities are part of the Implementazione di Bio-nanotecnologie per la realizzazione di manufatti innovativi in pellame ("Implementation of bio and nanotechnologies for the production of novel leather goods") project - PON01_02469, 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 ideal candidate should have a consolidated experience in Leather Science and Technology. Candidates who hold a PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will undertake research activities in laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art technologies including, multiphoton and STED microscopy, dynamic light scattering, ellipsometry, SEM, TEM, scanning force microscopy, microCT and dynamic-mechanical analyzers.

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 CV and experience.

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

Application Deadline April 18, 2013.

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

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