Post-doc Position in Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy

Designation/Position- Post-doc

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy offers Post-doc position on Nanodiagnostics/Point-of-care tests for candidates having PhD in nanobiotechnology, molecular biology, in-vitro diagnostics, or related areas.

About- Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – IIT ( – was founded with the objective of promoting Italy’s technological development and further education in science and technology. In this sense IIT is committed to achieving its scientific program, which sees a major inspirational principle in the integration between basic scientific research and the development of technical applications. Research at IIT cover scientific areas of high innovative content, representing the most advanced frontiers of modern technology, with wide application possibilities in various fields from medicine to industry, from computer science to robotics, life sciences and nanobiotechnology.

Location- Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy

Research/Job Area- Nanobiotechnology, molecular biology, in-vitro diagnostics, or related areas

Project Title- Nanodiagnostics/Point-of-care tests


  • PhD in nanobiotechnology, molecular biology, in-vitro diagnostics, or related areas.
  • Experience in DNA amplification techniques (including isothermal reactions).
  • Proven track record of publications/patents in the relevant technical areas and projects.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language and ability to manage/write papers.

Job/Position Description- IIT invites highly motivated and talented candidates for Post-doc Position with backgrounds in nanobiotechnology, molecular biology, nanoparticle synthesis and functionalization, and proven work experience in in-vitro diagnostics and colorimetric assays to apply for the Post-doc Position.

Applicants should have hands-on experience in molecular biology, PCR, and isothermal amplification techniques (e.g. LAMP), as well as their application to optical or rapid-kit-type detection of biomolecules or diagnostics of biomarkers.

The project objective is to develop novel low-cost rapid assays for applications in point-of-care diagnostics and food safety&traceability, exploiting isothermal amplification strategies, nanoparticle-based detection, and DNAzymes/nanozymes.

How to Apply- The application (deadline is July 7, 2018), including a cover letter, a detailed CV, and names of 2 referees should be submitted to [email protected] quoting “Post-doc – Nanodiagnostics CB 75272” in the subject line.

Last Date for Apply– 7 July 2018

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