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Post doc position in the area of smart materials

CB: 69457-69458

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) uses cutting edge technologies toengineer bio-logically 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 – Microfluidics
A 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 fabricating microfluidic based devices for the sorting/purification of particles and macromolecules. 

In particular, the research activities will focus on all the steps involved in the realization of the microfluidic device, from the design, numerical simulation, to assembly and testing.

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 CABHC@CRIB in Naples.

The ideal candidate should have consolidated experience in the design and simulation of microfluidic devices. In particular he/she should possess a strong background on the theoretical aspects governing fluid flows and shear stresses, along with possible interactions with external fields, generating in complex microfluidic networks. Expertise on microfabrication and chemical functionalization will also be taken in great consideration. Candidates holding a PhD in Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Physics or related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

The candidate will undertake research activities in laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art technologies including, micromachining, 2D polymer laser writer, multiphoton and STED microscopy, dynamic light scattering, ellipsometry, SEM, TEM, scanning force microscopy, microCT and nano-indenter.

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 of the candidate.

Applications containing a motivation letter, the main achievements during the postdoc period, a short CV and 1-2 reference letters should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating " MV_RV1_14TIC " 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.

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