Postdoctoral position in Circuit Neurophysiology

15/03/2019 - CB 74875
We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a strong background in cellular neurophysiology for a postdoctoral position within the “Neuromodulation of Cortical and Subcortical Circuits” Research Line. Expertise in neurophysiological and optogenetics ex-vivo, combined with viral-based approaches to deconstruct and manipulate neuronal circuits, together with confocal microscopy, is a manda ...

Electronic Engineers

08/03/2019 - CB 75653 - 75658 - 75659
The Rehab Technologies Lab at IIT ( ) is seeking to appoint a skilled and enthusiastic Electronic Engineers with an excellent, well established record in design and development of electronic boards for complex mechatronic systems with highly customised sensing and actuation units. Experience in the design of electronic boards for advanced robots will be an asset ...

Software Engineer

08/03/2019 - CB 74887
The Rehab Technologies Lab at IIT is looking for an enthusiastic and outstanding full-time Software Engineer (fixed term contract) with proven experience in embedded programming (C and C++) to join our multidisciplinary international research group. The responsibilities of the candidate will include: analysis, design, development and testing of software libraries for the control of real-time robot ...

Mechanical Engineer

08/03/2019 - CB 75655
The Rehab Technologies Lab at IIT ( ) is seeking to appoint a highly motivated, outstanding Mechanical Engineer with a solid background in mechanics and/or robotics with proven experience in hardware and mechanism design and analysis. The successful candidate should have a degree in mechanical engineering or related areas and proven experience in CAD design and ...

Software Engineer and Developer

17/02/2019 - CB 76340
---Italian Version Below--- The Dynamic Legged Systems lab (DLS lab) of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), (, is looking for a full time software engineer with proven experience in programming (mostly C and C++).   The DLS lab is known for cutting-edge research in the area of high-performance legged robots. The lab’s main research platform is the hydraulic robot HyQ (http:/ ...

One Junior Laboratory Technician position with experience in Next Generation Sequencing data production

15/03/2019 - CB 75700
One Junior Laboratory Technician position with experience in Next Generation Sequencing data production will be available from April 2019 within the Non-coding RNAs and RNA-based Therapeutics Research Line. Roles and responsibilities The successful candidate is expected to carry out DNA/RNA libraries for high throughput sequencing. Moreover, the candidate has to manage some sequencers based on t ...

3 Post-Doc positions for “Photonic Neural Interfaces”

14/03/2019 - CB: 76407 – 76410 - 76411
The Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies (CBN), an IIT Network Center based in Arnesano, Lecce, is opening 3 Postdoctoral positions in the area of “New Technologies for Neuroscience Research”, related to the FET OPEN Grant NANO-BRIGHT (PIs Prof. Massimo De Vittorio, Dr. Ferruccio Pisanello and Dr. Cristian Ciracì). The main objective of this project is to develop plasmonic neur ...

Researcher position in Circuit and Behavioral Neuroscience

15/03/2019 - CB IITLF58
Application are invited for a Researcher position (comparable with Senior Research Associate/Fellow position in the university career pathway) within the “Neuromodulation of Cortical and Subcortical Circuits” Research Line to study how basal ganglia circuits integrate motivational and emotional information, both in health and psychomotor disorders. One of the aims is to dissect the behavioral ...

Administrative Assistant to support the management of funded projects

28/02/2019 - CB 76265
Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is looking for an Administrative Assistant to support the management of several funded projects including one European Research Council project (Brainbit), 1 US National Institute of Health project, 3 PON projects from Italian ministries and one Puglia regional project. Previous experience with the administrative and financial management of EU Research P ...

Post-doctoral position to develop a new regularization theory of efficient machine learning

28/02/2019 - BC: 76445
The Laboratory for Computational and Statistical Learning within IIT iCub team at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is seeking to appoint a Post-doc researcher to develop a new regularization theory of efficient machine learning. The selected candidate will join the interdisciplinary team of the iCub project and she/he will contribute to the Laboratory for Computational and Statistical Learni ...


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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.