Post-doc – Nanodiagnostics/Point-of-care tests - [ Postdoc ]

Workplace: Genova, IIT
Added on: 16/05/2019 - Expires on: 17/06/2019

The Nanobiointeractions & Nanodiagnostics Research Line invites highly motivated and talented candidates with backgrounds in nanobiotechnology, molecular biology, nanoparticle synthesis and functionalization, and proven work experience in in-vitro diagnostics and colorimetric assays to apply for one post doctoral position.

Applicants should have hands-on experience in molecular biology (PCR and isothermal amplification techniques), as well as in optical or rapid-kit-type detection of biomolecules or diagnostics of biomarkers.

The project objective is to develop novel low-cost rapid assays for applications in point-of-care diagnostics, home-testing devices, and food safety&traceability, exploiting isothermal amplification strategies, nanoparticle/nanozyme-based detection, and/or paper-based devices.

Eligibility criteria:

  • PhD in nanobiotechnology, molecular biology, in-vitro diagnostics, or related areas.
  • Experience in DNA amplification techniques (including isothermal reactions), nanoparticles, and colorimetric assays.
  • Proven track record of publications/patents in the relevant technical areas and projects.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language and ability to manage/write papers.

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive package commensurate to qualifications and experience.

Workplace: Genova

The application (deadline June 17th, 2019), including a cover letter, a detailed CV, and names and contacts of  2 referees should be submitted to quoting “Post-doc – Nanodiagnostics CB 76815” in the subject line.

Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – IIT ( - was founded with the objective of promoting Italy’s technological development and further education in science and technology. In this sense IIT is committed to achieving its scientific program, which sees a major inspirational principle in the integration between basic scientific research and the development of technical applications. Research at IIT cover scientific areas of high innovative content, representing the most advanced frontiers of modern technology, with wide application possibilities in various fields from medicine to industry, from computer science to robotics, life sciences and nanobiotechnology.

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

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