Organisation/Company: ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Research Field: Physics
Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
Application Deadline: 04/01/2022 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
Location: Italy › GENOVA
Type Of Contract: Other
Job Status: Other
Eu Research Framework Programme: H2020
Reference Number: GA 964363
Commitment & contract: up to 3 years collaborator contract
WHO WE ARE
At IIT we work enthusiastically to develop human-centered Science and
Technology to tackle some of the most pressing societal challenges of our
times and transfer these technologies to the production system and society.
Our Genoa headquarter is strictly inter-connected with our 11 centres around
Italy and two outer-stations based in the US for a truly interdisciplinary
We are looking for a brilliant Researcher/Post Doc (depending on the
seniority of the candidate) to work in the context of an ambitious and
visionary European FET project (ProID GA 964363) within the Plasmon
Nanotechnology Research Line led by Dr Francesco De Angelis. We aim to enable
future technologies for protein and DNA detection and sequencing at single
molecule level by means of ultrafast Raman and/or Fluorescence Spectroscopy.
Research subjects: single molecule sequencing, DNA sequencing, protein
identification, nanopores, plasmonics, ultrafast spectroscopies, nanofluidics,
biophysics, nano-optics, nano-photonics.
The objective of this research is to develop an ultrafast Raman and
Fluorescence platform able to identify and to sequence DNA and proteins at
single molecule level. To this aim, we will combine innovative plasmonic
nanopores and microfluidic chipsets with next generation ultrafast time-
resolved detectors. State-of-the-art machine learning techniques in
combination with bioinformatics approaches will be developed to analyze the
data. The development of a simple, fast, sensitive and low-cost technique for
protein/DNA identification and sequencing may would open a new paradigm in
proteomics/genomics and could bring the early diagnosis assays and
personalized treatments envisioned for future medicine. Notably, the
development of ultrasensitive Raman technologies able to analyze liquid
samples in flow-through schemes and with high throughput rates will pave the
way to a new generation of detection devices suitable for many different
purposes, not only the future protein market but also food analyses, quality
control and safety assessment of market compounds, water pollution, and many
Within the team, your main responsibilities will be:
Confer with principal investigator to review work assignments and develop
plans for research experiments and make modifications to existing
procedures and techniques to meet the needs of the particular studies.
Perform a variety of complex technical duties involved in conducting
physical and other research laboratory tests and experiments to obtain
data for research purposes and assemble data sets from experimental
Review laboratory methods, manuals, scientific journals, abstracts and
other literature for information applicable to research experiments.
Review work of lower level laboratory personnel and assist in training new
A PhD in Physics, Engineering, or related fields.
strong background in the field of nano-optics and plasmonics
experience in time resolved spectroscopies (preferably Raman and
Fluorescence at femto/pico second level), and and in the design and
assembly of an optical setup
A strong publication record
The ability to properly report, organize and publish research data
Documented experience in coaching junior scientists
Good command in spoken and written English
• Good communication skills
• Strong problem solving attitude
• High motivation to learn
• Spirit of innovation and creativity
• Good in time and priority management
• Ability to work in a challenging and international environment
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a highly
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
• Competitive salary package for international standards
• Private health care coverage
• Wide range of staff discounts
WHAT'S IN FOR YOU?
• An equal, inclusive and multicultural environment ready to welcome you with
open arms. Discrimination is a big NO for us!
• We like contamination and encourage you to mingle and discover what other
people are up to in our labs!
• If paperwork is not your piece of cake, we got you! There's a specialized
team working to help you with that, especially during your relocation!
• If you are a startupper or a business-minded person, you will find some
exceptionally gifted professionals ready to nurture and guide your attitude
• If you want your work to have a real impact, in IIT you will find an
innovative and stimulating culture that drives our mission to contribute to
the improvement and well-being of society!
• We stick to our values! Integrity, courage, societal responsibility and
inclusivity are the values we believe in! They define us and our actions in
our everyday life. They guide us to accomplish IIT mission!
If you feel this tickles your appetite for change, do not hesitate and apply!
Please submit your application using the online form and including a
detailed CV, university transcripts, cover letter (outlining motivation,
experience and qualifications) 3 representative publications and 3 reference
Application's deadline: January, 4th 2022
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Organisation/Company: ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Department: Plasmon Nanotechnology Research Line
Organisation Type: Research Laboratory
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