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Post Doc - Microfluidic devices for neuronal-specific microRNA detection

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The Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia 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.

A postdoctoral position will be available from November 1st 2012 in the Center for Life Nanoscience (CLNS, Rome, Italy) at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia to work on Microfluidic devices for neuronal-specific microRNA detection.

The project will be focused on microfluidics for the design of a high throughput device able to quantify the presence of neuronal-specific microRNA from limited amount of blood/serum.

Ideal candidates should have a PhD in Engineering in the field of micro/nano fluidics and transport phenomena at micro and nanoscale or related fields. Significant experience in biology is mandatory. A good knowledge of both Italian and English is essential.

We are seeking a highly motivated Italian or international candidates. Successful candidates are expected to have a strong record of past research activity (at least 3 years) with publications in peer-reviewed top journals.

We value scientists with a proactive attitude and results-oriented mindset, good interpersonal and communications skills and ability to work effectively within an interdisciplinary research team.

The employment will be for 1 year, renewable. An internationally competitive salary, dependent on experience, will be offered.

Interested applicants should submit CV, list of publications, a statement of research interests, and the names of at least two referees both to Prof. Giancarlo Ruocco (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Andrea D'Aiello (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Please, mention "Post Doc call in Microfluidic devices for neuronal-specific microRNA detection" in your application. The position is open until filled but, for full consideration, please apply before July 31th 2012.

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.

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 Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia.

Your data will be processed by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with headquarters in Genoa, Via Morego, 30, acting as the Data Holder, using computer and paper based means, observing the rules on protection of personal data, including those relating to the security of data.

Please also note that, pursuant to art. 7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003, you may exercise your rights at any time as a party concerned by contacting the Data Manager.

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

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