Postdoc position in biohybrid materials for brain regeneration - [ Postdoc ]

Workplace: Genova, IIT
Added on: 16/05/2019 - Expires on: 31/05/2019

The Enhanced Regenerative Medicine Research Line invites applications for 1 post-doc position to promote brain regeneration by means of novel biohybrid materials. The successful applicant will work in a highly stimulating environment to pursue an exciting visionary cross-disciplinary European project aimed at repairing the epileptic brain by means of functional intelligent biohybrids. The research consortium gathers together experts in tissue/organoid bioengineering, in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology, neuromorphic engineering, implantable electronics, machine learning and artificial intelligence. This is a high-risk/high-gain project, funded by the EU FET Proactive funding scheme (Grant Agreement n°824164 - Acronym: HERMES,

Applicants must have a degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies or related disciplines, and hold a PhD degree in Chemistry-Physics, Nanoscience or related disciplines, at least 2 years hands-on experience with hybrid materials for biological applications. In light of the translational potential of the research results, expertise in business management and strategy is an asset.

Fundamental skills:

  • Production and functionalization of hybrid biomaterials
  • Physical and mechanical characterization of biomaterials using AFM, FTIR, UV-Vis, PL spectroscopy, ICP-MS, DLS
  • Cell culturing techniques for cytotoxicity testing, delivery and uptake studies
  • Confocal Microscopy

Fundamental personal skills:

  • highly motivated, curious and goal-oriented
  • creative thinking
  • proactive mindset and independent thinking
  • team-oriented collaborative attitude
  • capable of working under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • excellent written and spoken English


  • Master in Business Management and Strategy and/or related experience
  • research experience outside academia, e.g., in a company
  • knowledge of MATLAB programming language
  • work experience within multi/cross-disciplinary teams

The application package should include:

  • extended CV, highlighting the names of supervisors
  • letter of motivation (max 1 page)
  • name and contact information of two referees

Please send your application by email to  by May 31st, 2019 quoting “Post-doc position in biohybrid materials for brain regeneration CB 76897” in the subject line.

The successful applicant will start working with tentative start date on July 1st 2019.

The salary will be commensurate to experience and qualification and in line with international standards.

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’s scientific program is based on the combination between basic scientific research and the development of technical applications, a major inspirational principle. Research areas cover scientific topics of high innovative content, representing 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.

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

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Enhanced Regenerative Medicine


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