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Fellow – EHS area – Nano-bio interface

B.C. 69139

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 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 (CABHC@CRIB), Naples, uses cutting edge technologies to engineer biologically inspired material platforms for applications in the biomedical sector.

The CABHC@CRIB is looking for a fellow to be involved in a research project entitled "New methods for the study of nano-bio interface".

The project aims at developing and optimizing new protocols for the study of the interaction between nanoparticles and brain endothelial cells. In particular, the research activities will focus on all the steps involved in the biological characterization of the nanoparticles’ fate, from the cell membrane crossing, cellular uptake kinetics and intracellular trafficking.

The research activities are part of the "Theranostic engineered nanoparticles" (TENs) project - within the EHS platform at the CABHC@CRIB in Naples.

Candidates who hold a degree in Biology, Biotechnology or related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate should have experience in cell-nanomaterial interaction and nanotoxicology (with particular attention to cell cultures, nanoparticles’ cellular uptake analyses, cytotoxicity assays, spectrofluorimetry, brightfield and fluorescence microscopy, as well as in nanoparticles’ physico-chemical characterization), is fluent in English and possesses good interpersonal skills.

Expertise on biological sample preparation for transmission electron microscopy and/or molecular biology will also be taken in great consideration.

The fellow will undertake research activities in laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art technologies including, cell culture facilities, multiphoton and STED microscopy, dynamic light scattering, SEM, TEM, atomic force microscopy, real time PCR.

Salary will be commensurate to the CV and the experience of the candidate.

Applications containing a motivation letter, a short CV and names of 2 referees should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating "Fellow Nano Bio Interface" in the email subject.

Please apply before March 25, 2014.

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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.
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