Postdoctoral Position in Nanomedicine and Biomedical Imaging - [ Postdoc ]

Workplace: Genova, IIT
Added on: 07/10/2019 - Expires on: 01/11/2019

A post-doctoral position is available in the Nanotechnology for Precision Medicine Research Line (nPMed) at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – Genova to work on the engineering and pre-clinical testing of polymeric nanoconstructs for the treatment and imaging of cancer and inflammatory diseases. The position is available for 2 years and possibly renewable for another 2 years, based on merit and IIT internal regulations.

The Laboratory of Nanotechnology for Precision Medicine focuses on the rational design of nanoconstructs for multi-modal imaging and combination therapies in cancer, cardiovascular and other diseases; fabrication of microfluidic chips for the optimization of nanomedicines and the analysis of tumor biophysics; and development of hierarchical multi-scale computational models. This is achieved by integrating the expertise of biomedical engineers, physicists, chemists, biologists, pharmacologists, and clinical scientists.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • a PhD in Biomedical Sciences, including Bioengineering, Biotechnology, Biophysics, Pharmacy and similar disciplines;
  • a documented experience on the synthesis of nanomedicines for drug delivery and imaging;
  • a documented experience on pre-clinical imaging with different modalities (optical, nuclear and magnetic resonance imaging);
  • a documented experience in cell culturing and characterizations, optical microscopy and flow cytometry analyses, bioanalytical techniques, in vivo techniques;
  • a documented experience in performing pre-clinical experiments on different cancer models (brain, breast) and inflammatory diseases;
  • a strong publication record developed at the interface between Nanotechnology and Biomedical Sciences;
  • the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a highly interdisciplinary environment;
  • the ability to properly report, organize and publish research data;
  • a documented experience in coaching junior scientists.

For any informal enquiries, please contact directly Dr. Paolo Decuzzi (

For a formal application, please send a CV, cover letter describing your previous work and career goals, three most representative scientific publications, and names/contacts of 2 referees to and by November 1, 2019 quoting “Post doc in Nanomedicine&Imaging CB 74292” in the subject line.

IIT was established in 2003 and successfully created a large-scale infrastructure in Genova and a network of 10 state-of-the-art laboratories countrywide with an international staff of about 1100 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, material science, robotics, life sciences and nano-biotechnologies.

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

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Nanotechnology for Precision Medicine


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