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Post-doctoral position in Computational Chemistry

Post-doctoral position in Computational Chemistry is available within the Computational and Chemical Biology Research Line of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Genoa lead by Prof. Andrea Cavalli.

The successful applicant will play a significant role in developing and applying computational approaches, such as free energy methods, to biophysical and drug discovery related issues.

Eligible candidates should have a Ph.D. degree and experience in Computational Physics/Chemistry, a strong statistical mechanics background is critical.

Excellent communication skills in English, as well as marked enthusiasm for research and creativity, are mandatory. The successful candidate should have substantial previous experiences in molecular dynamics, quantum mechanics, free energy methods, and enhanced sampling methods.

Experience in Fortran/C/C++/python development is fundamental. Knowledge of the drug discovery process will be considered a plus, as well as the capability to understand and interpret experimental data from in vitro and in vivo pharmacological assays to molecular and structural biology.

The successful candidates will be offered a competitive package commensurate to qualifications and experience.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter including research accomplishments and interests, CV, and names and contact information (e-mail, and phone number) of at least two professional references to quoting “Post-doctoral position in computational chemistry CB 76170” in the e-mail subject. Please apply before May 9, 2019.



Postdoctoral position in photovoltaic devices for biological cell-chip coupling

A post-doctoral position will be available at the Center for Advanced Biomaterials for Health Care, IIT@CRIB in Naples ( within the Tissue Electronics Research Line.

The Center integrates multidisciplinary expertise ranging from Engineering, Material Science, Chemistry, Biology and Pharmacology. Laboratories are equipped with cutting-edge instrumentations for molecular and material synthesis, micro- and nano-fabrication, surface and morphological characterization, along with state-of-art equipment for cell and molecular biology.

We are looking for a postdoctoral candidate with strong experimental experience, who will participate in a project on coupling biological cells with 3D organic photovoltaic devices.

The ideal candidate should have:

– PhD in Engineering/Material Science/Chemistry, or related disciplines with a strong academic background and publication record;

– Consolidate experience on material synthesis, fabrication and characterization of organic solar cells;

– Knowledge of cleanroom-based patterning techniques;

– Sound knowledge of biological cell culture and cell-chip bioelectronic coupling.

More information on the research group and related activities can be found at .

He/ She will be offered a contract with competitive remuneration depending on candidate’s experience.

To apply (deadline is May 12, 2018) please send a cover letter outlining experience and qualifications for the position, CV and names of 2 referees to Dr. Francesca Santoro ( quoting “Postdoctoral position in photovoltaic devices for biological cell-chip coupling CB74657” in the subject line.


Researcher position in design and fabrication of wearable electronic transducers

Eligible candidates should be experienced scientist with a Ph.D. and a strong background in micro and nanofabrication and expertise in the design, fabrication and realization of MEMS and transducers for wearable (bio)sensing.

Applicants will be engaged in the design and fabrication of specialized devices, such as smart patches and electronic tattoos, for both physical sensors and actuators on skin and for biochemical sensors (electrochemical sensors, mechanical resonators, microfluidic integrated devices …) for sweat monitoring. Skills on clean-room micro/nanofabrication processes and experience on device simulation and test are requested.

The successful candidate will join a highly interdisciplinary group active on the development of smart micro and nanotools and sensors and will have access to technologically advanced instrumentation for research (clean room facility and instruments, test and packaging equipment, FIB/SEM dual beam system, advanced microscopy).

Please visit us at for further details.

Your application (deadline May 14, 2019): Applications, including a detailed curriculum vitae, 3 representative publications and 3 pages of research statement, should be submitted in PDF format to .

Candidates should also request 3 evaluation letters from international experts who should send them directly to .

Post-doc opening in autonomous navigation for mobile robots

Required qualifications:

  • PhD degree in Robotics or related fields;
  • Good knowledge of programming languages such as, C/C++, Java, Python, Lua;
  • Theoretical background and hands-on experience on navigation and localization techniques (SLAM) based on Lidar or RGBD sensors;
  • Good communication skills and ability to cooperate within a team.

Desirable skills:

  • Knowledge of middlewares for robotics (e.g. YARP, ROS);
  • Experience with ROS navigation stack and localization modules, such as: gmapping, AMCL, RGBDslam, RTABmap etc.;
  • Knowledge of Computer Vision and OpenCV library;
  • Knowledge of machine learning techniques.

The successful candidate will be offered a salary commensurate to experience and skills.

Please apply by May 15, 2019, by sending your application to quoting exactly BC76597 – KM1 – Post-doc in autonomous navigation for mobile robots in the e-mail subject. Your application shall contain a detailed CV, a research statement, and the contact information of two referees.

Postdoctoral position in “Mutual understanding between humans and robots

One postdoctoral position focusing on the investigation and implementation of the mechanisms supporting intuitive mutual understanding between humans and robots during interaction.

Required qualifications/skills                                                 

  • PhD in computer science, robotics, computer engineering, psychology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering or related fields;
  • Ability to communicate proficiently in English (written and spoken);
  • Experience in data analysis, modeling and statistics and/or machine learning.

Desired skills

  • Knowledge of C/C++ programming languages
  • Experience with psychophysical measurements and motion tracking;
  • Experience in Human Robot Interaction;
  • Knowledge of Matlab and/or R

The successful candidate will be offered a salary commensurate to experience and skills.

Interested applicants should submit CV, list of publications, names of 2 referees and a statement of research interest to by May 9th, 2019 quoting Postdoctoral position in “Mutual understanding between humans and robots” – CB 76415” in the subject line.


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