Software Engineer

01/08/2019 - CB: 76581
The Humanoid & Human Centred Mechatronics Research Line at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic young mind with an excellent Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science. You will be responsible for the front-end and user interface development for our emerging robots. Ideally, you have already experience in software devel ...

Postdoctoral position in “Robotics vision for Action Understanding and Action Planning in Human-Robot Collaboration”

01/08/2019 - BC: 76413
One postdoctoral position focusing on enabling robots with human-like action understanding skills and with the ability to adapt their own actions to the human partner, so as to maximize human robot coordination. Working efficiently together relies on mutual understanding of the two agents, often based on the comprehension of what the partner is doing and when it is the right moment to act. Human ...

Direzione Servizi Tecnici e Facilities – Progettista settore elettrico

04/08/2019 - 1900000H
Riportando al Direttore dei Servizi Tecnici e Facilities, sarà cura del selezionato/a occuparsi della progettazione e della gestione delle lavorazioni relative agli impianti elettrici e speciali nelle sedi dell’Istituto, delle manutenzioni ordinarie e straordinarie, delle pratiche relative agli impianti e della sicurezza di cantiere. La risorsa ideale è un ingegnere o perito con esperienza al ...

Software Engineer

08/08/2019 - CB 77026
The Rehab Technologies Lab at IIT ( is looking for an enthusiastic and outstanding full-time Software Engineers (fixed term contract/contratto a tempo determinato) with proven experience in embedded programming (C and C++) to join our multidisciplinary international research group. The responsibilities of the candidate will include: anal ...

Researcher position in Electrophysiological Investigation of Sensorimotor communication

09/08/2019 - BC: 76796
The Centre for Translational Neurophysiology of Speech and Communication (CTNSC@UniFe), led by Prof. Luciano Fadiga, is opening a Researcher position involved in the Micro-ECoG project. Although perception and action have been classically studied apart, recently a big deal of attention is focused on the intrinsic relationship between action and perception. This has led to describe regions in moto ...

Mechanical Design Engineer

15/08/2019 - CB: 74344
The Dynamic Legged Systems Lab (DLS Lab, ) at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is looking for a full-time senior mechanical design engineer (fixed term contract) with proven experience in CAD, structural analysis and testing. The successful candidate will have a leading role in the various mechanical and mechatronics design aspects regarding new versions of autonomous, all-terrain ...

Post Doctorate fellowship in “Cognitive/social brain circuits in Neurodevelopmental Disorders”

30/08/2019 - 1900000D
We are seeking a highly motivated and creative candidate for a Post-Doctoral fellowship to join our “Genetics of Cognition” Research Line at the Istituto taliano di Tecnologia, Cognitive and social impairments represent one of the earlier, most impairing and incurable symptoms in neurodevelopmental disorders with a very high genetic component such as schizophrenia and autism. Despite this, th ...

Researcher in “Structured light with metasurfaces”.

31/08/2019 - CB: 77067
The Center for Nano Science and Technology (CNST), an IIT Network Center based in Milano, is opening 1 Researcher position in the area of “Structured light with metasurfaces”, to lead a small team in the development of new paradigms in the generation of complex light beams and contribute in the research activities of the Research Line Vectorial Nano-imaging (PI: Dr. Antonio Ambrosio) ...

Fellow Jr. Opening in INAIL Exoskeleton Project – Mechanical design

31/08/2019 - CB: 75874
The Advanced Robotics Research Line at IIT, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, is seeking to appoint one outstanding fellow with a strong ambition to pursue a research career. The selected candidate will join an interdisciplinary team and have the opportunity to pursue research and development within the project “Sistemi Cibernetici Collaborativi – Exoskeletons” in partnership with INAIL (“ ...

Planning and Controlling Manager

31/08/2019 - 1900000F
La Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia sta ricercando una figura professionale di Planning and Controlling Manager da inserire all’interno della Direzione Pianificazione e Controllo di Gestione. La ricerca è indirizzata verso candidati laureati in Economia e Commercio o in Ingegneria Gestionale (o equipollenti) con pluriennale esperienza maturata come Responsabile Controllo di Gesti ...


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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.