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Post doc in the area of smart materials - single particle measurements in microfluidics devices


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 recently created an IIT-Network of centers at Italian research institutions in Lecce, Milan, Naples, Pisa, Turin, Parma, Rome and Trento.

The IIT Center for Advanced Biomaterials for Healthcare at CRIB (CABHC@CRIB), Naples, uses cutting edge technologies to engineer biologically inspired material platforms for applications in the biomedical sector.

1 Post doctoral position is available at CABHC@CRIB for highly motivated candidates in an optofluidics project aiming at integrating optical measurements (light scattering and imaging) of micro- and nanoparticles in microfluidics flow. In particular the project will address the fabrication of novel optofluidics stations for quantitative measurements, at single particle level, of geometrical and optical properties of nano- and micro- objects while flowing in microconfined geometries at low Reynolds number.

Great emphasis will be given to the control of flow conditions within the micro-channel by using complex fluids with visco-elestic features and to the tracking of the microparticles properties along the channel. The research activities will focus on design and fabrication of ad-hoc designed instrument for integration of optical measurements in properly designed microfluidics channel.

The ideal candidate should have a consolidated experience in optical techniques (DLS, SLS, SALS), rheology of complex fluids, materials design and processing.

Candidates who hold a PhD in Material Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering, Physics, or related disciplines are encouraged to apply. The candidate will undertake research activities in laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art technologies including, among others, Optical rheometers, 3D light scattering, multiphoton and STED microscopes, SEM, TEM and AFM, ellipsometer and Raman spectrometer.

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

Applications containing a motivation letter, the main achievements during the PhD 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.

Deadline Feb. 15, 2014.

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