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Technologist for Material Interface Characterization

CB 67524

Job title: Technologist

IIT ( invites qualified senior applicants to submit their CV for a Technologist position within the Centre for Advanced HealthCare IIT@CRIB, Italy.

The winning candidate will facilitate the use and development of equipment for materials surface characterization including XPS, NMR, two AFMs, Gi-SAXS, micro-FT-IR/PM-IRRAS, RAMAN, HPCL/MS, SPR, ellipsometer, and other equipment related to both biochemical synthesis and  material functionalization, including two systems for liquids handling and deposition, an automated peptide synthesizer according to the scientific needs of IIT.

We seek outstanding creative candidates to develop research programs that impact the area of sensing and diagnostic materials, with particular attention to polymeric materials for bio-detection.

Your profile: ideal candidates have a wide experience, with at least 5 years of post-doctoral activity demonstrated by an established track record of publications in chemical bioconjugation, polymer surface modifications and physical- and chemical- characterizations of materials interface (AFM, IR, RAMAN, XPS, QCM, SPR). 

Moreover, they must have gained experience in biomolecule conjugation and presentation at material interfaces, polymers modifications and hydrogels for applications in sensing and diagnostics.

Tasks and responsibilities of the technologist will include:

  • Coordination and supervision of the instrumentation, infrastructure and technical staff of the labs;
  • Organization of the lab activity, managing of project schedule;
  • Selection, purchase, installation and commissioning of new equipment;
  • Tutoring of undergraduate and postgraduate students;
  • Fostering and coordinating collaborations with industrial partner and technology transfer.

A PhD in Materials Science or Biomedical Engineering or related field is requested.

Fluency in English is essential.

Our offer: salary and benefits are in line with international standards.

Your application (deadline March 20, 2016): please submit your application, including a detailed curriculum vitae, 5 representative publications and a 3-pageof research statement in PDF format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting “Technologist for Material Interface Characterization” in the subject line.

Candidates are also invited to request 3 evaluation letters from international experts, who should send them directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 20.

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, 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. IIT was established in 2003 and successfully created a large-scale infrastructure in Genova, a network of 10 state-of-the-art laboratories countrywide and recruited an international staff of about 1200 people from more than 50 countries. IIT's research endeavour focuses on high-tech and innovation, representing the forefront of technology with possible application from medicine to industry, computer science, robotics, life sciences and nanobiotechnologies.

The research activities will take place at the Centre for Advanced HealthCare IIT@CRIB, Naples, Italy.

In order to comply with Italian law (art. 23 of Privacy Law of the Italian Legislative Decree n. 196/03), the candidate is kindly asked to give his/her consent to allow IIT to process his/her personal data. We inform you that the information you provide will be solely used 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 its headquarters in Genoa, Via Morego 30, acting as the Data Holder, using computer and paper-based means, observing the rules on the 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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