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Electron Microscopy Technician

CB 69175

Fondazione 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. The research areas cover scientific topics of high innovative content, which represent the most advanced frontiers of modern technology, with wide application possibilities in various fields ranging from medicine to industry, from computer science to robotics, life sciences, and nanobiotechnology.

A junior technician position is available in Napoli at the Center of Advanced Biomaterial for Health Care (IIT@CRIB), part of the IIT-Network of centers in Italy.

IIT@CRIB is an interdisciplinary R&D center dedicated to develop cutting edge technologies to engineer bio-logically inspired material platforms for applications in the biomedical sector as so as to the investigation and exploitation of phenomena at the nanoscale. IIT@CRIB activities also include drug delivery, molecular medicine and advanced diagnostics .

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The successful candidate should have a solid experience in transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Scanning Electron Microscopy combined with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) with a deep knowledge in Electron Diffraction Tomography and CRYO- Electron Tomography operated both on biological samples and polymeric materials. Furthermore, consolidated experiences in sample preparation by cryo-ultramicrotome techniques on biological sample and vitrification of tissue samples by high pressure freezing techniques are required. Candidates with PhD in Biology, Physics or Material Science will receive preferential consideration. Due to the interdisciplinary character of the scientific program of the IIT Center, the ideal candidate must be proficient in the application of TEM techniques to different contexts, including inorganic chemistry, nanotechnology, and cell biology. Doctoral training and research experience in consolidated scientific groups is regarded as preferential titles.

Job description

  • Responsibility of the technical issues associated to the transmission electron microscopy (TEM&SEM) facility and instrument related to sample preparation for electron microscopy
  • Microscope laboratory management, instruments maintenance and scheduling, training of new TEM and SEM users and coordination of commercial activities related to the TEM lab.
  • Development of new TEM and SEM protocols for the observations of new unknown nanomaterials.

    Applications deadline 6th November , 2014.

    Applications should be submitted in PDF format to the email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting “TEM junior technician Napoli” in the subject.

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