Postdoctoral position in Mechatronics and Control for Haptic Feedback Systems and Teleoperation

15/01/2018 - CB: 74168
The Advanced Robotics Research Line at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, an English-language research institute, is seeking a highly motivated, full-time post-doc, who will have a leading research role in the development and control of a dexterous master teleoperation system. The selected candidate will join an interdisciplinary team and have the opportunity to pursue research within the project ...

Post-Doctoral position in applied machine learning for bioinformatics

05/01/2018 - CB: 74479
The D3 Compunet Research Line at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) in Genoa is opening a postdoctoral position with focus on applied machine learning for bioinformatics. The selected candidate will be part of a heterogeneous group and interact with colleagues working on DNA sequencing instrumentation and in the fields of bioinformatics and drug discovery. Requirements will be: -A PhD Degr ...

Two Postdoc positions in PAVIS on automatic visual inspection

15/01/2018 - BC 74439 - 74472
The Pattern Analysis and Computer Vision department (PAVIS) at IIT is looking for two highly qualified researcher with a strong background in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, with particular emphasis on automatic visual inspection applications and other related areas (e.g., recognition, video analysis, etc.). The main mission of PAVIS is to design and develop innovative image- and video ...

Post doctoral position on processing of graphene, two dimensional crystals and hybrid systems for structural materials with applications to robotics

09/01/2018 - BC 72908
Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – IIT ( is opening a Post-Doctoral position regarding the processing of graphene, 2D crystals and hybrid systems for the development of new structural materials with applications to robotics. The post-doctoral position is currently available to work on the production and processing of graphene, 2D crystals and hybrid structures with the go ...

Robot Design/Mechatronic Engineer

31/12/2017 - CB 67519
The Humanoids & Human Centred Mechatronics Research Line at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) an English-language research Institute placed in Genoa, Italy, is seeking to appoint a full time Mechatronic/Robot design/assembly Engineer who will have a key role on the area of mechanical design, assembly and debugging of prototype robotic systems. We are looking for highly motivated Mechanica ...

Postdoctoral positions in next generation sequencing technologies

31/01/2018 - BC: 74087
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a strong background in next generation sequencing technologies. In particular the candidate must have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, biophysics, bioengineering, molecular biology or related field; strong experience in development of next generation sequencing such as optical or electrical sequencing technologies and ability to analyze large dataset ...

Postdoctoral position in single molecule spectroscopy / Optic

31/01/2018 - BC: 74835
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a strong background in single molecule biophysics. The candidate must have experience in fluorescence spectroscopy, in particular FCS, FRET, FLIM, FRAP based techniques, TIRF, colocalization and SERS. A strong background in nano-optics is required whereas expertise in Plasmonics will be considered a plus. Expertise in assay methodology and d ...

Postdoctoral position-Molecular Biologist

31/12/2017 - CB 74700
A postdoctoral position for a molecular biologist is available in the Computational Epigenomics group at the Center for Genomic Science of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) in Milan, Italy ( This group adopts an interdisciplinary approach based on cutting edge computational and experimental methods to investigate fundamental mechanisms in the epigenetic ...

Post-Doctoral position in Printed Electronics for Biomedical Applications

27/01/2018 - CB 74776
Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – IIT ( is opening a post-doctoral position on printed electronics for biomedical applications, with the aim of developing biocompatible polymer and hybrid printed electronic devices, such as electrolyte gated transistors working in an aqueous environment, implantable sensors and biodegradable/edible circuits, for future advanced healthcare ...

Post-Doctoral position on Nano Key project

17/12/2017 - CB: 74444
Applications are invited for 1 Post-doctoral position (18 months duration) to be involved in the “development of nanocomposites that can act as indicators or sensors of harmful agents for human health present in scientific laboratories. These nanocomposites will be incorporated in novel personal protective equipments” The position is funded by INAIL through the NanoKey project. The project ai ...


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I numeri di IIT

L’Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) è una fondazione di diritto privato - cfr. determinazione Corte dei Conti 23/2015 “IIT è una fondazione da inquadrare fra gli organismi di diritto pubblico con la scelta di un modello di organizzazione di diritto privato per rispondere all’esigenza di assicurare procedure più snelle nella selezione non solo nell’ambito nazionale dei collaboratori, scienziati e ricercatori ”.

IIT è sotto la vigilanza del Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca e del Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze ed è stato istituito con la Legge 326/2003. La Fondazione ha l'obiettivo di promuovere l'eccellenza nella ricerca di base e in quella applicata e di favorire lo sviluppo del sistema economico nazionale. La costruzione dei laboratori iniziata nel 2006 si è conclusa nel 2009.

Lo staff complessivo di IIT conta circa 1440 persone. L’area scientifica è rappresentata da circa l’85% del personale. Il 45% dei ricercatori proviene dall’estero: di questi, il 29% è costituito da stranieri provenienti da oltre 50 Paesi e il 16% da italiani rientrati. Oggi il personale scientifico è composto da circa 60 principal investigators, circa 110 ricercatori e tecnologi di staff, circa 350 post doc, circa 500 studenti di dottorato e borsisti, circa 130 tecnici. Oltre 330 posti su 1400 creati su fondi esterni. Età media 34 anni. 41% donne / 59 % uomini.

Nel 2015 IIT ha ricevuto finanziamenti pubblici per circa 96 milioni di euro (80% del budget), conseguendo fondi esterni per 22 milioni di euro (20% budget) provenienti da 18 progetti europei17 finanziamenti da istituzioni nazionali e internazionali, circa 60 progetti industriali

La produzione di IIT ad oggi vanta circa 6990 pubblicazioni, oltre 130 finanziamenti Europei e 11 ERC, più di 350 domande di brevetto attive, oltre 12 start up costituite e altrettante in fase di lancio. Dal 2009 l’attività scientifica è stata ulteriormente rafforzata con la creazione di dieci centri di ricerca nel territorio nazionale (a Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) e internazionale (MIT ed Harvard negli USA) che, unitamente al Laboratorio Centrale di Genova, sviluppano i programmi di ricerca del piano scientifico 2015-2017.

IIT: the numbers

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is a public research institute that adopts the organizational model of a private law foundation. IIT is overseen by Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca and Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze (the Italian Ministries of Education, Economy and Finance).  The Institute was set up according to Italian law 326/2003 with the objective of promoting excellence in basic and applied research andfostering Italy’s economic development. Construction of the Laboratories started in 2006 and finished in 2009.

IIT has an overall staff of about 1,440 people. The scientific staff covers about 85% of the total. Out of 45% of researchers coming from abroad 29% are foreigners coming from more than 50 countries and 16% are returned Italians. The scientific staff currently consists of approximately 60 Principal Investigators110 researchers and technologists350 post-docs and 500 PhD students and grant holders and 130 technicians. External funding has allowed the creation of more than 330 positions . The average age is 34 and the gender balance proportion  is 41% female against 59% male.

In 2015 IIT received 96 million euros in public funding (accounting for 80% of its budget) and obtained 22 million euros in external funding (accounting for 20% of its budget). External funding comes from 18 European Projects, other 17 national and international competitive projects and approximately 60 industrial projects.

So far IIT accounts for: about 6990 publications, more than 130 European grants and 11 ERC grants, more than 350 patents or patent applications12 up start-ups and as many  which are about to be launched. The Institute’s scientific activity has been further strengthened since 2009 with the establishment of 11 research nodes throughout Italy (Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) and abroad (MIT and Harvard University, USA), which, along with the Genoa-based Central Lab, implement the research programs included in the 2015-2017 Strategic Plan.