Type of the Offer: Researcher
IIT invites qualified senior level applicants to submit their CV for a researcher position within the Smart Materials Group of the Nanophysics department in Genoa, Italy for the development of mycelium-based fibrous polymeric substrates and materials with tunable physicochemical properties.
Your profile: Eligible candidates should hold a PhD in Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Molecular biology, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science, with a minimum five-year experience in the research of fungi and mycelia and a well-established publication record in the field.
Additional experience in polymeric composites development and chemical or structural characterization with techniques like UV-Vis, FT-IR, Raman, AFM, XRD, and XPS will be highly appreciated.
We are looking for a motivated scientist with novel and creative ideas, focused and determined.
Our Offer: 3-year contract. Salary and benefits will be in line with international standards.
Your application (deadline October 21, 2015): Applications, including detailed curriculum vitae, 5 representative publications and 3 pages of research statement should be submitted in PDF format to
quoting “Researcher Biotechnologist Mycelia” in the subject line.
Candidates should also request 3 evaluation letters from international experts, who should send them directly in PDF format by October 21 to
Fondazione IIT was founded with the objective of promoting the country's technological development and further education in science and technology. In this sense, IIT’s scientific program is based in the combination of the basic scientific research with the development of technical applications, a major inspirational principle. 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.
Smart materials group possesses world class facilities and expertise in the areas of materials processing and development with emphasis to magnetic, conducting, natural nanocomposites, structural materials, wound healing and drug delivery materials, surface science, thermo/mechanical properties, laser spectroscopy. Close collaborations exist with industry, University departments, and other research centers in Italy and abroad.
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