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A postdoctoral position in “Development of novel strategies for imaging and spectroscopy at the nanoscale in the infrared” will be available in 2016 at the Center for Life Nanoscience of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (CLNS@SAPIENZA, Rome, Italy).
The project will focus on the development of advanced nano-spectroscopy techniques in the mid-infrared, starting from the existing photo-thermal induced setup recently installed at the CLNS. The aim is the implementation of novel resonant nano-structures to enhance the imaging and spectral capabilities of the pre-existing setup and improve the imaging of protein complexes in cell membranes and biological tissues.
Ideal candidates should have a PhD in Physics, Chemistry or Materials Science and good knowledge of both Italian and English.
Applicants should possess excellent specific skills in the following fields:
- Infrared spectroscopy and Imaging
- Nanofabrication techniques, clean-room technology
- AFM imaging techniques
- TeraHertz and Infrared laser sources
and be also familiar with the basic theory of infrared spectroscopy and plasmonics.
Extensive experience and competence with software for acquisition and analysis is requested: Labview, Igor Pro, Gwyddeon or similar programs.
The position is contingent on budget approval
Interested applicants should submit their CV, list of publications, a statement of research interests, and the names of at least two referees both to Prof. Giancarlo Ruocco (
and Andrea D’Aiello (
Please, quote “Development of novel strategies for imaging and spectroscopy at the nanoscale in the infrared” - BC 70450” as application reference.
Please apply before: December 16, 2015.
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