We are looking for a skillful and motivated young scientist with a background in biology, biophysics or closely related discipline with previous experience in fluorescence labeling and imaging. The candidate should ideally have documented expertise in optical microscopy including illumination sources, image processing, detection, fluorescence and other mechanisms of contrast fluorescence labeling. Previous experience in confocal laser scanning microscopy, two-photon excitation and STED (stimulated emission depletion microscopy) will be considered a plus. Applicants close to finishing their PhD are also welcome to apply. Ability to work as part of a team is fundamental.
The project - involves the set-up of a multimodal beam scanning optical microscope to investigate biological cells providing information at molecular resolution about chromatin organization and functional consequences. To this end, the successful candidate will work on optical modules implementing a variety of mechanism of contrast (fluorescence parameters, phase information, polarization based information). The project will be carried out within the multidisciplinary environment available in IIT with specific interest for collaborations in biology and smart materials
Your application (deadline July 28th 2019): Applications, including a CV, a short motivation letter highlighting your research interests (max one page) and name and contact informations of 2 referees, should be submitted to Prof. Alberto Diaspro, firstname.lastname@example.org , quoting “Postdoc BC 74315 ” in the subject.
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with its headquarters in Genoa, Italy, is a non-profit institution with the primary goal of creating and disseminating scientific knowledge and strengthening Italy's technological competitiveness. IIT was established in 2003 and successfully created a large-scale infrastructure in Genova, a network of 10 state-of-the-art laboratories countrywide and recruited an international staff of about 1200 people from more than 50 countries. IIT's research endeavour focuses on high-tech and innovation, representing the forefront of technology with possible application from medicine to industry, computer science, robotics, life sciences and nanobiotechnologies.
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