Postdoctoral position in multiphysics computations for biophotonics and nano-optics. - [ Postdoc ]

Workplace: Genova, IIT
Added on: 21/01/2020 - Expires on: 01/03/2020

The Plasmon Nanotechnologies Research Line at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is looking for a highly motivated candidate with a strong background in computational modelling of nanostructures in the multiphysics and multiscale domain.

In particular the candidate must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Engineering, or related field and a strong experience in numerical methods for calculating the behavior of systems at the nanoscales from optical to mechanical, thermal and electrical responses. We expect previous experience with modeling platforms (e.g., COMSOL or Lumerical, or others).

Experience in advanced data analyses and machine learning will be considered a plus. Excellent presentation and writing ability together with interpersonal skills will be highly valued.

The candidate to this position will work, as part of an inter-disciplinary team, on a challenging project in the field of nano-photonics and nano-optical devices for biosensing with extreme sensitivity. The main aim will be the development of radically new optical methods for bio-detection with extreme sensitivity. The approach relies on the combination of plasmonic nanostructures, nanopores, and metamaterials for the squeezing of the electromagnetic field at the nanoscales and advanced spectroscopies for bio-detection. To this aim, multiscale and multiphysics approaches are necessary to take into account of all of the effects including the response in liquid environment (nanofluidics).

The appointed post doc will be in charge of conceiving and modelling next generation nanosensors with ultimate limit of detection capable of working with raw biological samples and living tissues. In addition, hybrid interfaces between living tissues and nanostructured sensors is a possible matter of investigation.

Interested candidates should send their CV with name and contacts of 2 referees to by March 1st, 2020 quoting “Postdoctoral positions in multiphysics computations for biophotonics and nano-optics. #BDCNEW140” in the subject of the email.

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 activities at IIT cover 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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Francesco Deangelis
Involved Research lines
Plasmon Nanotechnologies


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