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@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.

PHD at SSSUP

PhD Course in Biorobotics
4 PhD positions available at the Phd course organized by Scuola Superiore Universitaria Sant'Anna di Pisa

IIT has agreed to finance and host 4 scholarships for developing their Ph.D. project. Openings are proposed by:

How to apply SSSUP

To apply:  full information is available at the general web page of the Call for application 2022-2023 to the Ph.D. in Biorobotics of the Scuola Superiore Universitaria Sant'Anna di Pisa - School of Advanced Studies Sant'Anna Pisa, where are expressed the general conditions and the online application. Please notice the Deadline for application submission stated on top of the page.

BICOCCA - INTRO

IIT scholarships for PhD positions available at the Università degli studi di Milano-Bicocca
IIT has agreed with Università degli studi di Milano-Bicocca to finance and host scholarships for developing Ph.D. project in its premises.

BICOCCA - Technologies for Biomolecular Systems

PhD Course in Technologies for Biomolecular Systems

1 position available for the development of the research topic: "Geneless optomodulation for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias ".
Supervisor: Guglielmo Lanzani, Principal Investigator of the Nanomaterials for Energy and Lifescience Research Line, located at the Center for Nano Science and Technology of the IIT in Milano.
Prospective candidates can contact silvia.matti@iit.it and guglielmo.lanzani@iit.it to learn more about the research topic.
For more information, please the web page of the PhD course in Technologies for Biomolecular Systems (TeCSBI) and the Project based Scholarships page.
 

BICOCCA - Chemical, Geological and Environmental Sciences

PhD Course in Chemical, Geological and Environmental Sciences

1 position available for the development of the research topic: "Biomaterials for the healing of corals and conservation of reefs biodiversity ".
Supervisor: Athanassia Athanassiou, Principal Investigator of the Smart Materials Research Line Research Line, located at the Center for Convergent Technologies, in Genova.
Prospective candidates may contact silvia.tumino@iit.it or athanassia.athanassiou@iit.it to learn more about the research topic.
For more information, please the web page of the PdD course in Chemical, Geological and Environmental Sciences and the Project based Scholarships page.

BICOCCA - Materials Science and Nanotechnology

PhD Course in Materials Science and Nanotechnology

Openings are proposed by:

  1. Mario Caironi, Principal Investigator of the Printed and Molecular Electronics research line, located at the Center for Nano Science and Technology of the IIT in Milano: 1 position available for the research theme “Organic Semiconductors for Edible Electronics”. Interested candidates can write to annalisa.nava@iit.it and mario.caironi@iit.it for more information on the research project. 
  2. Michele Parrinello, Principal Investigator of the Atomistic simulations research line, located at the Center for Human Technologies of the IIT in Genova: 1 position available for the research theme “Machine learning and molecular dynamics”. Interested candidates can write to sara.guastavino@iit.it and michele.parrinello@iit.it for more information on the research project. 

For more information, please the web page of the PdD course in Materials Science and Nanotechnology and the Project based Scholarships page.

Bicocca - how to apply

To apply:  full information is available at the general web page of the Call for application 2022-2023 to the Ph.D. programmes of the Università degli studi di Milano-Bicocca, where are available links
to the Online application guide, to a list of FAQs and to the Call for Applications. In the description sheet, for each programme applicants can find information on all PhD Courses.
This project is listed in the available “project based scholarships”.
Please notice the Deadline for application submission stated on top of the page.