Postdoctoral position in Biotechnology: Italy

Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – IIT ( is opening a post-doctoral position In Organic Biotechnology in the framework of the ERC Project “Light Induced Cell modulation by Exogenous Organic Semiconductors, LINCE” (Grant Agreement Nr. 803621), focused on the development of light sensitive devices for optical modulation of the cellular activity. This research activity will be carried out at the “Center for Nano Science and Technology” (CNST@PoliMi Milano).

The final goal is the realization of light sensitive materials and devices able to modulate, with high efficacy and selectivity, the activity of different models of living cells, from their genesis to proliferation, from differentiation to specific functions. The candidate will characterize hybrid interfaces between functional materials and in vitro cells, by studying the effect of optical stimulation of the biomaterials on cellular activity and metabolism. He/she will work in a highly multidisciplinary research team, comprising biologists, biotechnologists, material scientists, physicists and engineers, and will have access to state-of-the-art facilities for bio-hybrid interfaces characterization.

Eligible applicants are required to have a PhD in either Biology, Biotechnology, Physiology, Bioengineering, Neuroscience or related fields, must be fluent in English and have a marked aptitude to work in team.

Previous knowledge and documented lab expertise of cell biology basic methods, cell cultures preparation and management, immunohistochemistry assays and cell imaging is required. Knowledge of electrophysiology techniques, stem cells physiology and maintenance, pharmacology, molecular biology, represent all preferential titles.

The closing date for applications is 15/03/2019 and applications, including a cover letter, a detailed CV and contacts of at least two referees should be sent to quoting “Post doc in Biotechnology CB 76284” in the subject line.

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia IIT ( is a private law Foundation, created with special Government Law no. 269 of September 30th 2003, with the objective of promoting Italy’s technological development and higher education in science and technology. Research at IIT is carried out in highly innovative scientific fields with state-of-the-art technology.

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

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