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One post-doctoral position in “RNA therapy for neurodevelopmental disorders”

15/08/2018 - CB 75662
One post-doctoral position is available within the Non-coding RNAs and RNA-based Therapeutics Research Line to study the optimization of RNA therapy for neurodevelopmental diseases. The project consists in identifying translational activators of haploinsufficient genes and test them in vivo for their ability to restore physiological phenotypes. The ideal candidate has a PhD in molecular biology, ...
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One post-doctoral position in Computational Chemistry

01/08/2018 - CB: 75536
One post-doctoral position in Computational Chemistry applied to Biomolecular Systems of Pharmaceutical Relevance is available in the Molecular Modeling and Drug Discovery Research Line at  Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia The open position is for candidates with extensive experience in one or more of the following areas: MD simulations, QM and QM/MM calculations, and computational structure- ...
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Post Doc position on Perception and Machine Learning for manipulation

30/08/2018 - BC 75221
The Humanoid Sensing and Perception research line (https://www.iit.it/research/lines/humanoid-sensing-and-perception) at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is seeking to appoint a post doc on perception and machine learning for manipulation. The selected candidate will join the interdisciplinary team of the iCub project and will contribute to the implementation of perception and manipulati ...
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Postdoc position on Mobile Manipulation

30/08/2018 - BC: 75087
The Humanoid Sensing and Perception laboratory (http://www.iit.it/humanoid-sensing-and-perception) at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral position on Mobile Manipulation. We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher who will join our team to develop algorithms for navigation and object manipulation on our humanoid robot R1, in the c ...
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Post Doc in Synthesis and characterization of Advanced Sustainable Materials

15/09/2018 - CB 74748
The Advanced Materials for Sustainable Future Technologies Research Line at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is looking for 1 Postdoctoral position for the development of novel sustainable nanomaterials. Eligible candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in Material Science, Material Science Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related disciplines and experience in both car ...
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Postdoc on materials for new robot sensors

30/08/2018 - CB 72908
The iCub team (https://www.iit.it/research/lines/icub)  and the Smart Materials Research Line (https://www.iit.it/research/lines/smart-materials) at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) are seeking to appoint a postdoctoral fellow to work on the topic of Materials for New Robot Sensors for our humanoid robots. We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow to develop rob ...
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Post-doc within the Graphene Flagship Project – WP8

27/07/2018 - CB 75667
Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – IIT (www.iit.it) is opening a postdoctoral position, in the framework of the Future & Emerging Technologies flagship project on graphene and other 2D crystals, Graphene Flagship (http://graphene-flagship.eu/), funded by the European Commission with Grant Agreement n. 785219 for the 2013-2023 period. One theoretical post-doctoral position is curre ...
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Post-Doctoral positions on theoretical investigations of nanoplasmonics in topological and fractal materials and quantum mechanical effects in energy storage

26/07/2018 - CB 75669
Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – IIT (www.iit.it) is opening a post-doctoral position regarding theoretical investigations of nanoplasmonics in topological and fractal materials and innovative platforms for energy storage, transcending those based on ordinary electrochemistry. The candidate will be required to investigate collective nonlocal effects in topological and fractal materia ...
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Postdoc on “smart materials for humanoid robots”

30/08/2018 - CB 75652
The iCub team (https://www.iit.it/research/lines/icub) and the Smart Materials Research Line (https://www.iit.it/research/lines/smart-materials) at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) are seeking to appoint a postdoctoral fellow to work on the topic of Smart Materials for Humanoid Robots. We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow to develop new robot body solutions base ...
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Researcher on Computer Vision and Machine Learning (CCHT@CàFoscari)

10/08/2018 - CB 75118
The IIT center at Ca' Foscari University in Venice - Center for Cultural Heritage Technology@CàFoscari (CCHT@CàFoscari) has the mission to research and promote new technologies and to extend existing techniques for preservation and analysis of the invaluable Cultural Heritage assets managed by galleries, libraries, archives and museums across different fields of art. CCHT@CàFoscari is curre ...

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I numeri di IIT

L’Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) è una fondazione di diritto privato - cfr. determinazione Corte dei Conti 23/2015 “IIT è una fondazione da inquadrare fra gli organismi di diritto pubblico con la scelta di un modello di organizzazione di diritto privato per rispondere all’esigenza di assicurare procedure più snelle nella selezione non solo nell’ambito nazionale dei collaboratori, scienziati e ricercatori ”.

IIT è sotto la vigilanza del Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca e del Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze ed è stato istituito con la Legge 326/2003. La Fondazione ha l'obiettivo di promuovere l'eccellenza nella ricerca di base e in quella applicata e di favorire lo sviluppo del sistema economico nazionale. La costruzione dei laboratori iniziata nel 2006 si è conclusa nel 2009.

Lo staff complessivo di IIT conta circa 1440 persone. L’area scientifica è rappresentata da circa l’85% del personale. Il 45% dei ricercatori proviene dall’estero: di questi, il 29% è costituito da stranieri provenienti da oltre 50 Paesi e il 16% da italiani rientrati. Oggi il personale scientifico è composto da circa 60 principal investigators, circa 110 ricercatori e tecnologi di staff, circa 350 post doc, circa 500 studenti di dottorato e borsisti, circa 130 tecnici. Oltre 330 posti su 1400 creati su fondi esterni. Età media 34 anni. 41% donne / 59 % uomini.

Nel 2015 IIT ha ricevuto finanziamenti pubblici per circa 96 milioni di euro (80% del budget), conseguendo fondi esterni per 22 milioni di euro (20% budget) provenienti da 18 progetti europei17 finanziamenti da istituzioni nazionali e internazionali, circa 60 progetti industriali

La produzione di IIT ad oggi vanta circa 6990 pubblicazioni, oltre 130 finanziamenti Europei e 11 ERC, più di 350 domande di brevetto attive, oltre 12 start up costituite e altrettante in fase di lancio. Dal 2009 l’attività scientifica è stata ulteriormente rafforzata con la creazione di dieci centri di ricerca nel territorio nazionale (a Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) e internazionale (MIT ed Harvard negli USA) che, unitamente al Laboratorio Centrale di Genova, sviluppano i programmi di ricerca del piano scientifico 2015-2017.

IIT: the numbers

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is a public research institute that adopts the organizational model of a private law foundation. IIT is overseen by Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca and Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze (the Italian Ministries of Education, Economy and Finance).  The Institute was set up according to Italian law 326/2003 with the objective of promoting excellence in basic and applied research andfostering Italy’s economic development. Construction of the Laboratories started in 2006 and finished in 2009.

IIT has an overall staff of about 1,440 people. The scientific staff covers about 85% of the total. Out of 45% of researchers coming from abroad 29% are foreigners coming from more than 50 countries and 16% are returned Italians. The scientific staff currently consists of approximately 60 Principal Investigators110 researchers and technologists350 post-docs and 500 PhD students and grant holders and 130 technicians. External funding has allowed the creation of more than 330 positions . The average age is 34 and the gender balance proportion  is 41% female against 59% male.

In 2015 IIT received 96 million euros in public funding (accounting for 80% of its budget) and obtained 22 million euros in external funding (accounting for 20% of its budget). External funding comes from 18 European Projects, other 17 national and international competitive projects and approximately 60 industrial projects.

So far IIT accounts for: about 6990 publications, more than 130 European grants and 11 ERC grants, more than 350 patents or patent applications12 up start-ups and as many  which are about to be launched. The Institute’s scientific activity has been further strengthened since 2009 with the establishment of 11 research nodes throughout Italy (Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) and abroad (MIT and Harvard University, USA), which, along with the Genoa-based Central Lab, implement the research programs included in the 2015-2017 Strategic Plan.