Research Technologist Call In Microscopy

The Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT, http://www.iit.it) has created an IIT-Network comprising ten outstations at Italian research institutions. The "Center for Life–Nanoscience" of IIT@Sapienza outstation is affiliated with the University of Rome "Sapienza". It is a research center established in Rome, dedicated to activities of biomedical interest where technological innovation is key to reach the goals. In particular, the scientific activity of the "Center for Life–Nanoscience" of IIT@Sapienza focuses on the study of the molecular, cellular and tissutal processes underlying nervous system dysfunction, as well as brain tumors.

The research "Center for Life–Nanoscience" of IIT@Sapienza is offering a position as Research Technologist in the IIT laboratories that are established at the University of Rome "Sapienza".

Commencing date: 2/ 2012
Duty station: Rome, Italy
Grade: PhD

Job description

  • Responsibility of the technical staff associated to the microscopy core facility.
  • Laboratory management, instrument maintenance and scheduling, space organization and upkeep (e.g. microscopes, equipment rooms, etc.).
  • Interface with IIT's headquarters service departments (building maintenance, scientific instrument maintenance, workshops, core facilities) for the needs of the research groups.
  • Regular meetings and communication with the technical staff of the different research units to coordinate all technological issues concerning the experimental techniques developed within the laboratories
  • Support in scientific reporting and meeting organization.
  • Fund raising through national and international funding scheme.
  • Development and usage of optical Laser generation and radiation detection, coupled with spectroscopy and microscopy techniques, for investigating biomolecular and biochemical systems, including hydration of simple and larger molecules.
  • Design of an independent research activity in the field of technology innovation dedicated to the biomedical activities developed within the IIT/Sapienza outstation research mission.
  • Presentation of the results of the research activity in articles and at conferences.

Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate for this position will be a researcher with at least 5 years post doctoral experience at international level, holding a PhD in Physics or Material Science, or equivalent and with a strong background in experimental techniques. She/He would also have previous experience in managing public access to scientific instruments and the related staff. The research technologist will support the Director of the laboratory in the management, organization and integration of the activities of the different research groups, particularly supporting the synergy between the technological developments and the biomedical research. The position requires excellent and broad technical, organizational, interpersonal and management skills. It carries significant responsibility and requires exceptional reliability. The chosen candidate will provide high-level support for the Director of the laboratory. Extensive experience and competence in radiation generation and detection, as well as in spectroscopy will be an asset. Computer literacy required. Fluency in English is essential.

Salary will depend on qualifications and experience. This post will offer possible future career options and advancement on successful completion.

To apply, please send the CV (including names and addresses of referees) and covering letter, by e-mail, quoting "CLNS 4 Research Technologist in Microscopy" to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Indication of the mail address, where to receive communication of the interview date, should also be provided.

For consideration, apply by the 15 December 2011.

In order to comply with the Italian law (art. 23 of Privacy Law of the Italian Legislative Decree n. 196/03), we have to kindly ask the candidate to give his/her consent to allow IIT to process his/her personal data. The Italian Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

We inform you that the information you provided will be used solely for the purpose of assessing your professional profile to meet the requirements of the IIT Foundation.

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

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