We are recruiting an interdisciplinary team for the IIT-INAIL Rehab Technologies joint lab

30/11/2018 - .
We are recruiting an interdisciplinary team for the IIT-INAIL Rehab Technologies joint lab  Workplace: Genova  Please send your CV to quoting the position of interest. Please apply by November 30, 2018 Industrial Designer CB 74886 We are looking to appoint for a fixed term contract highly motivated, outstanding young Industrial Designer with a solid backgroun ...

Software Engineers

30/11/2018 - CB 72828 - 74887
The Rehab Technologies Lab at IIT is looking for 2 enthusiastic and outstanding full-time Software Engineers (fixed term contract) with proven experience in embedded programming (C and C++) to join our multidisciplinary international research group. The responsibilities of the candidate will include: analysis, design, development and testing of software libraries for the control of real-time robot ...

Postdoctoral Position in Cancer NanoBiotechnology

30/11/2018 - CB 76125
A post-doctoral position is available in the Nanotechnology for Precision Medicine (nPMed) Research Line at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – Genova to work on colorectal cancer with focus on developing patient derived organoids and murine preclinical models for testing diverse therapeutic interventions. The position is supported by a competitive “3-year grant” in the context of a projec ...

Research fellowship to develop an advanced wearable sensor system for human kinesiology

30/11/2018 - 75724
The Dynamic Interaction Control Research Line at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is seeking to appoint a full-time research-fellow to develop advanced wearable sensor system for humans. The wearable sensor system shall allow robots to collaborate with human beings, providing a robot with information about the human kinesiology (e.g. human physiological, biomechanical, and psychological state ...

Postdoctoral position in photovoltaic devices for biological cell-chip coupling

15/12/2018 - CB 74657
A post-doctoral position will be available at the Center for Advanced Biomaterials for Health Care, IIT@CRIB in Naples ( within the Tissue Electronics Research Line. The Center integrates multidisciplinary expertise ranging from Engineering, Material Science, Chemistry, Biology and Pharmacology. Laboratories are equipped with cutting-edge instrumentations for ...

PostDoc on Computer Vision on Cultural Heritage Technologies (CCHT@CàFoscari)

25/11/2018 - BC 75117
The IIT center at Ca' Foscari University of Venice - Center for Cultural Heritage Technology@Ca'Foscari (CCHT@Ca'Foscari) 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 cities, galleries, libraries, archives and museums across different fields of art. CCHT@Ca'Foscari is c ...

Technician for the Clean Room Facility

30/11/2018 - CB 75367
The Clean Room Facility (CRF) at IIT is seeking a highly motivated and talented candidate to provide multifunctional and varied technical support in the field of micro- and nano-fabrication. The facility operates state-of-the-art equipment for the top-down realization of unconventional devices located at the strategic conjunction between material science, nanophotonics, biology and nanomedicine. ...

We are looking for Intern Fellows for Mechatronics and Software Development in Advanced Robotics

30/11/2018 - 76060 - 76061
The Advanced Robotics Research Line at IIT, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, an English-language research Institute, is seeking highly motivated interns with key development roles in several Advanced Robotics areas, including mechatronics, software development,  augmented and virtual reality user interfaces. The selected candidates will join an entusiastic inter-disciplinary group of researc ...

Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – IIT invites application for a “Post-Doctoral position in Polymer Composites based on Graphene and other 2D Materials” within the Graphene Flagship Project / Composites

20/11/2018 - CB 74992
Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – IIT is seeking for one “Post-Doctoral position in Polymer Composites based on Graphene and other 2D Materials” in the framework of the Future & Emerging Technologies flagship project on graphene and other 2D crystals, Graphene Flagship (, funded by the European Commission with Grant Agreement n. 785219 for the 2013 ...

Postdoctoral Position in Nanomedicine

25/11/2018 - CB 74292
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 design, fabrication, and testing of polymeric nanoconstructs for the treatment of cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases.  The Laboratory of Nanotechnology for Precision Medicine focuses on the rational design of nanoconst ...


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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.