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POST DOC CALL in “Drug Delivery” at CLNS IIT@Sapienza

BC 66463

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia IIT (http://www.iit.it) 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 in “Drug Delivery” will be available within the Center for Life Nanoscience at IIT (CLNS@SAPIENZA, Rome, Italy).

The project will explore:
  • Preparation of vesicular drug delivery systems specific for BBB targeting;
  • Physical-chemical characterization of prepared samples;
  • In vitro cell interaction studies to select the best samples;
  • Preparation of drug-loaded vesicles;
  • Physical-chemical characterization of drug loaded vesicles.


The ideal candidate has gained experience in the preparation and characterization of drug delivery systems, particularly in the preparation of vesicular drug delivery systems from phospholipids (liposomes), surfactants (niosomes) and pH-sensitive molecules (pH sensitive niosomes or liposomes). 

The candidate should also have an experience in the application of characterization techniques to define physical-chemical characteristics of empty and drug-loaded vesicular structures with particular attention to fluorimetric techniques.

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with an educational background in Pharmaceutical Technology or closely related fields. Successful candidates are expected to have a PhD degree in Pharmaceutical Technology, a strong record of past research activity, five years of post-lauream experience, and should have produced at least 13 publications in peer-reviewed journals, preferably one out of them as a first author, in one of the following areas: preparation and characterization of pH sensitive and not pH sensitive vesicular drug delivery systems, preparation and characterization of niosomes for theranostic application, in-vitro cellular evaluation of drug delivery systems, in-vivo application of drug delivery systems.
Attendance to schools or participation in international conferences is considered a plus. Conference proceedings and oral contributes are considered a bonus.

We value scientists with proactive attitude and result-oriented mindset, good interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work efficiently within an interdisciplinary research team.

An internationally competitive salary, dependent on experience, will be offered.

Interested applicants should submit their 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, quote "Post Doc call in Drug Delivery - BC 664632" as your application reference.

Please apply before: April 18, 2014.



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

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