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POST DOC CALL in “Development of novel schemes and instrumentation for imaging and microscopy based on coherent and incoherent structured illumination” at CLNS IIT@Sapienza

BC 67971

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia IIT (http://www.iit.it) is a private law Foundation, created with special Government Law no. 269 dated 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 "Development of novel instrumentation for imaging and microscopy based on coherent and incoherent structured illumination" is going to be available at the Center for Life Nanoscience  at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (CLNS@SAPIENZA, Rome, Italy). The project connected to the position will involve the study and development of innovative imaging and microscopy techniques capable to achieve increased resolution deep in the volume of a medium through the use of coherent and incoherent structured illumination based on computer- generated holograms, deconvolution and non-conventional non-diffractive excitation patterns.
Ideal candidates have a PhD in Materials Science and a good knowledge of both Italian and English. Additional language skills are encouraged.


The position requires excellent skill levels in the following specific fields:

  • Beam propagation in linear and nonlinear media;
  • Structured illumination microscopy.
  • Temporal and spatial light modulation.
  • Light propagation in scattering and disordered media, including localization phenomena.
  • Optical field analysis in the direct and Fourier space.

The candidate should be familiar with the basic theoretical instruments of diffractive optics, imaging, nonlinear optics and Fourier optics.

Extensive experience in and competence for software for acquisition, analysis and instrument automation is requested: Matlab and control of liquid-crystal spatial light modulators.

We are looking for scientists with a proactive attitude and results-oriented mindset, good interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively 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 in Development of novel schemes and instrumentation for imaging and microscopy based on coherent and incoherent structured illumination - BC 67971" in the subject line.

Please apply before: March 23, 2015.

In order to comply with Italian law (art. 23 of Privacy Law of the Italian Legislative Decree n. 196/03), the candidate is kindly asked to give his/her consent to allow Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia to process his/her personal data.
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Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

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