Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – IIT (www.iit.it) is opening a fellowship position in the Nanochemistry Department in the framework of Caroplo-sponsored Green Project to develop approaches for the synthesis of novel materials and manage their comprehensive characterization with subsequent application in photovoltaics.
IIT, with its headquarters in Genova, Italy, is a non-profit institution with the primary goal of creating and disseminating scientific knowledge and strengthening Italy’s technological competitiveness. The institute offers state-of-the-art equipment and a top-level interdisciplinary research environment focused on robotics and computer vision, neuroscience, drug discovery, as well as nanoscience and technology.
The Nanochemistry Department, headed by director Liberato Manna, is active in the latter domain, developing a broad range of nanomaterials. Beside materials synthesis, our teams target applications in catalysis, health care (cancer therapy, targeted drug release), photonics (light emission and modulation) and energy harvesting and storage.
For more information please visit: http://www.iit.it/en/research/departments/nanochemistry.html
The candidate should have excellent research qualifications in synthesis for functional applications, with emphasis either on colloidal synthesis of nanomaterials or in the synthesis of hybrid semiconducting perovskites (by in situ and/or ex situ crystallization)
The candidate should additionally show expertise in structure characterization by transmission-electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, UV-Vis-NIR absorption and photoluminescence spectroscopy, time resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy, X-ray powder diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, etc.
Applicants are expected to have experience in interdisciplinary research and the necessary skills to develop an internationally recognized fundamental research program in close collaboration with other research areas of the Institution. Collaborations with external institutions will be also encouraged.
Eligible candidates are researchers with a Master’s Degree in Chemistry or Materials Science and a proven experience in research of nanomaterials. PhD degree is not required for this position.
Workplace is Genoa, Italy.
Applications deadline: June 20, 2014.
Interested candidates should send their CV with names of 2 referees to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, quoting always ‘’REF 32 Fellowship in synthesis of novel materials’’ in the subject line.
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