A stepping stone in your research career

PhD@IIT
A stepping stone in your research career

IIT gives graduate students the opportunity to earn a doctoral degree by making good use of its state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities. All our supervisors have an international standing, interdisciplinarity is the rule and the environment is international; in short, if you want a challenging, but rewarding start for a career in research, we are here for you. 

IIT is not a degree-awarding body though.  

PhD students are registered in a number of Italian & International Universities IIT has agreements with, and the Universities award the degree, in addition of being ultimately responsible for the organizational and training aspects of the PhD. IIT provides the research environment and finances the bursaries that the Universities will eventually award to the students, after a public selection process. 

The added value of a PhD at IIT

The added value of a PhD at IIT

IIT is an excellent research institution. We have already said it.
It also has a mission to link basic research with technological development and technology transfer. This is a plus, if you are interested in understanding the potential economical and societal implications of your research. Another distinctive trait of IIT is independence; our research groups are financially and intellectually independent, IIT provides them with the means and the freedom to concentrate on what they think is worth investigating.
On the top of these favourable points, we have established an umbrella structure, with the aim to give a distinctive IIT flavour independent of which IIT centre you are in, or which University you are registered at. With time, we aim to harmonize administrative procedures and create communal training programmes, and most importantly provide a single contact point for PhD-related queries.
In this framework, we have also launched (2021) an IIT-managed doctoral programme in collaboration with the Open University as a quality control- and degree awarding body. This programme is delivered through an Affiliated Research Centre (ARC@IIT) and you can gather more information about it by clicking here.

Current openings

Current openings

Check out the positions available at the ARC.

Please read carefully the description of the submission process as indicated in the individual advert; the details may be considerably different depending on the University involved. The procedures must be followed by all applicants.

UNIGE PHYSICS PHYSICS sept 21

PhD course in Physics and Nanoscience - Physics
1 position available at Università degli studi di Genova (course code 8666)

Sergey Artyukhin, Research Line: Quantum Materials Theory, Location: Genova (CCT Morego);  Sergey proposes projects on Theoretical and computational condensed matter physics: materials with complex orders;

 


Visit the program page for more information

How to apply uniGE

To apply:  full information is available at the general web page of the 37th cycle Ph.D.call - 2021/2022 of the Università degli studi di Genova. Applicants can download the complete notice of competition (the Call for applications), with general condition on Phd Courses and the application, the list of PhD programs, containing the Course description. Please follow the steps listed: 1. Choose the programme, 2. Review the application, 3. Apply, following the detailed instructions and using the online procedure .

UNIGE - physics BIONANOSCIENCE SEPT 21

PhD course in Physics and Nanoscience - Bio-Nanoscience
3 positions available at Università degli studi di Genova (course code 8667)

 

Alberto Diaspro, at the Nanoscopy and Nikon Center, Location Genova (CHT Erzelli), (2 positions). Alberto proposes the following research themes: 

  • Development of a Multimodal Optical Microscopy Image Correlation Sensing - MOMIX (tm) -e super resolution microscope to study cellular systems at the nanoscale;
  • Label-free optical microscopy, using circular intensity differential scattering (CIDS) and non linear processes (multiphoton and second harmonic generation), towards nanoscale biophysics applications.

Gian Gaetano Tartaglia, Principal Investigator of the RNA Systems Biology Research Line, proposes the research theme titled "Bridging the gap between biophysical predictions of interactions and population genetics data" for 1 position.

Visit the program page for more information

How to apply uniGE

To apply:  full information is available at the general web page of the 37th cycle Ph.D.call - 2021/2022 of the Università degli studi di Genova. Applicants can download the complete notice of competition (the Call for applications), with general condition on Phd Courses and the application, the list of PhD programs, containing the Course description. Please follow the steps listed: 1. Choose the programme, 2. Review the application, 3. Apply, following the detailed instructions and using the online procedure .

UNIGE - BIOENGINEERING AND ROBOTICS - CURRICULUM ADVANCED & HUMANOID ROBOTICS SEPT 2021

PhD course in Bioengineering and Robotics - Advanced and Humanoid Robotics
6 positions at Università degli studi di Genova (course code 8635)
  • Agile and Efficient Robot Design and Actuation Principles (N Tsagarakis);
  • Object grasping and manipulation with dexterous hands (L Natale);
  • Virtual Reality and Machine Learning for falling simulation and detection (N Deshpande);
  • Data processing using ML techniques for fall detection and prediction (J Ortiz);
  • Development of Robot Learning by Demonstration via Sim-to-Real Technologies for Assisting Human Daily Life Activities Using Bimanual Mobile Manipulation Robots (F Chen);
  • Design of a cable-driven hyper-redundant robot for industrial inspection (C Canali).

All research themes are available at the Admission – Research Themes 2021  web page, under the Advanced & Humanoid Robotics curriculum section

Visit the program page for more information

How to apply uniGE

To apply:  full information is available at the general web page of the 37th cycle Ph.D.call - 2021/2022 of the Università degli studi di Genova. Applicants can download the complete notice of competition (the Call for applications), with general condition on Phd Courses and the application, the list of PhD programs, containing the Course description. Please follow the steps listed: 1. Choose the programme, 2. Review the application, 3. Apply, following the detailed instructions and using the online procedure .

Science and Technologies for the Earth and Environment - Biology applied to Agriculture and Environment

PhD course in Science and Technology for the Earth and Environment - Biology applied to Agriculture and Environment
1 position available at Università degli studi di Genova (course code 8712)

Francesca Baldini & Alberto Diaspro to develop the following proposed theme.

Visit the program page for more information

How to apply uniGE

To apply:  full information is available at the general web page of the 37th cycle Ph.D.call - 2021/2022 of the Università degli studi di Genova. Applicants can download the complete notice of competition (the Call for applications), with general condition on Phd Courses and the application, the list of PhD programs, containing the Course description. Please follow the steps listed: 1. Choose the programme, 2. Review the application, 3. Apply, following the detailed instructions and using the online procedure .

Bioengineering and Robotics Cognitive Robotics - SEPT 21

PhD course in Bioengineering and Robotics - Cognitive Robotics, Interaction and Rehabilitation Technologies
1 positions available at Università degli studi di Genova (course code 8638)

Monica Gori, at the Unit for Visually Impaired People, Location  Location: Genova (CHT Erzelli);  (1 position)

All research themes are available at the Admission – Research Themes 2021 web page, in the "Cognitive Robotics, Interaction and Rehabilitation Technologies" section

Visit the program page for more information

How to apply uniGE

To apply:  full information is available at the general web page of the 37th cycle Ph.D.call - 2021/2022 of the Università degli studi di Genova. Applicants can download the complete notice of competition (the Call for applications), with general condition on Phd Courses and the application, the list of PhD programs, containing the Course description. Please follow the steps listed: 1. Choose the programme, 2. Review the application, 3. Apply, following the detailed instructions and using the online procedure .

Science and Technology of Chemistry and Materials, curriculum "Nanochemistry" Duplicate 1

PhD course in Science and Technology of Chemistry and Materials - Nanochemistry
6 positions available at Università degli studi di Genova (course code 8708)

Roman Krahne, Research Line: Optoelectronics , Location: Genova (CCT Morego), (1 position). Roman proposes the following research project: Optoelectronics of plasmonic/semiconducting low-dimensional nanomaterials .


Athanassia Athanassiou Research line Smart Materials Location: Genova (CCT Morego); (1 position). Athanassia proposes the following reseach theme: Materials for water technologies.


Teresa Pellegrino, Research Line: Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications, Location: Genova (CCT Morego) (1 position). Theresa proposes the following research theme: Magnetic materials for curing cancer 


Giorgio Divitini , Principal Investigator of the newly created Electron Spectroscopy and Nanoscopy Research Line, Location: Genova (CCT Morego) (2 positions). Giorgio proposes a unique research theme for both positions: Advanced electron microscopy of hybrid perovskite materials for energy applications.


Ilka Kriegel (1 position) Research Line: Functional Nanosystems, Location: Genova (CCT Morego) (1 position); Ilka invites applicants interested to the following research theme: Advanced low-dimensional solutions for solar energy conversion and storage.

How to apply uniGE

To apply:  full information is available at the general web page of the 37th cycle Ph.D.call - 2021/2022 of the Università degli studi di Genova. Applicants can download the complete notice of competition (the Call for applications), with general condition on Phd Courses and the application, the list of PhD programs, containing the Course description. Please follow the steps listed: 1. Choose the programme, 2. Review the application, 3. Apply, following the detailed instructions and using the online procedure .

Bioengineering and Robotics - bionanotech - sept 21

PhD course in Bioengineering and Robotics - Bionanotechnology
1 position available at Università degli studi di Genova (course code 8637)

Giuseppe Vicidomini, Research Line Molecular Microscopy and Spectroscopy, Location: Genova (CHT Erzelli);  (1 positions)

Giuseppe's research themes is available at the Admission – Research Themes 2021 web page, under the Bionantechnology curriculum section.

Visit the program page for more information.

How to apply uniGE

To apply:  full information is available at the general web page of the 37th cycle Ph.D.call - 2021/2022 of the Università degli studi di Genova. Applicants can download the complete notice of competition (the Call for applications), with general condition on Phd Courses and the application, the list of PhD programs, containing the Course description. Please follow the steps listed: 1. Choose the programme, 2. Review the application, 3. Apply, following the detailed instructions and using the online procedure .