Technologist – Smart Materials for Energy Efficient Buildings - [ Technologist ]

Workplace: Lecce, IIT@UniLe
Added on: 24/04/2019 - Expires on: 24/05/2019

IIT is currently seeking brilliant and highly motivated applicants to join the Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies in Lecce (CBN@UniLe Lecce) for 1 technologist position.

The winning candidate will be hired in the framework of activities of the Asse II - PON R&I 2014-2020 project: “Smart Energy Efficiency & Environment for Industry (SE4I)” granted by MIUR (Area: “Smart Factory” - Code: ARS01_01137 – cup B76G18000400005).

The activity aims to implement advanced smart materials and technologies for energy efficient buildings façades. The successful candidate will plan and carry out her/his experimental activities in the framework of a technological platform aimed at developing innovative Nearly-Zero-Energy glazing technologies.

This research line has been conceived to address the most crucial issues associated with:

  • sol-gel synthesis of colloidal nanomaterials
  • fabrication of engineered nanostructured electrodes by screen-printing and/or ink-jet printing
  • design/realization of innovative smart electrochromic windows
  • analysis of their fundamental operation mechanisms

She/he will operate in a world-class laboratory equipped with a wide range of fabrication and characterization facilities.

The successful candidate will possess the following education and experience:

  • master degree in materials/chemical/production Engineering or in materials/physical Chemistry
  • excellent knowledge of the basic concepts of thermodynamics and electrochemistry
  • experience in the use of at least one 3D modeling software

Good team-working skills in an international environment as well as excellent capability to discuss and communicate in English are essential prerequisites. Candidate should be highly motivated, strive to achieve best results, and contribute to the advancement of her/his research team program.             

Salary will be commensurate to qualifications and experience and in line with international standards.

Please submit your applications, including detailed curriculum vitae, 3 representative publications and 3 pages of research statement in PDF format to, quoting “Technologist – Smart Materials for Energy Efficient Buildings CB 76691” in the subject line.

Candidates should also request 3 evaluation letters from international experts, who should send them directly in PDF format to

 Deadline: May 23, 2019

The selection process will include a panel interview and a presentation.

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 along with a network of 10 state-of-the-art laboratories countrywide. The institute has been recruiting an international staff of about 1200 people from more than 50 countries. Its 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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Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.


Involved Research lines
Nanotechnologies for Humans and Biosystems


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