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Fellow position for "In silico approaches for hybrid materials development"

BC: : 69476

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT –www.iit.it) with its headquarters in Genoa (Italy) is a non-profit institution with the primary goal of creating and disseminating scientific knowledge and strengthening Italy's technological competitiveness. Our research areas cover scientific topics of high innovative content representing the most advanced frontiers of modern technology,with wide application opportunities in various fields ranging from medicine to industry, from computer science to robotics, life sciences and nanobiotechnology.

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

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

The research activity is part of MICROMAP PON project granted by MIUR and included in D4 platform at CABHC@CRIB in Naples. This activity focuses on design of hydrid materials though computational approaches for biomaterials and biosensing.

Applications are openfor one Fellow position: the ideal candidate will carry out theoretical investigations of biotic-abiotic interfaces for biomaterials and biosensing.

Applicants shall posses deep knowledge of force-field parameters and softwares for biomolecules and materials characterization for a rational design of hybrids materials.

The activity will deal with the investigation of non-covalent interactions between biomolecules and inorganic surfaces, combining advanced analytical and statistical methods as well as different molecular simulations approaches. Particular attention will be paid to the thermodynamic aspects related to the specific interactions.

Experience in computer scripting with different languages is preferred. Fluency in written scientific English is necessary.

The ideal candidate is a fellow with a background in:
  • materials science
  • biomaterials 
  • polymers
Applications (full CV, names of 2 referees, statement of research interest) should be sent by email to Dr. Filippo Causa (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Please apply before April 14, 2014.

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 provide 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.

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


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