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Post Doc in the area of microfabrication and microfluidics

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

At IIT we work enthusiastically to develop human-centered Science and Technology to tackle some of the most pressing societal challenges of our times and transfer these technologies to the production system and society. Our Genoa headquarter is strictly inter-connected with our 11 centres around Italy and two outer-stations based in the US for a truly interdisciplinary experience.


You’d be working in a multicultural and multi-disciplinary group, where biomedical, materials, chemical engineers, chemists, biotechnologists and biologists collaborate, each with their own expertise, to carry out common research.

The Bio-Logic Materials Research line is coordinated by Prof. Paolo Netti, who has extensive experience in the bioengineering sector.

The research focuses on the design, microfabrication and use of high throughput close loop microfluidic devices for cell conditioning by microenvironment cues.

Within the team, your main responsibilities will be:

  • Design and fabrication of high throughput microfluidic devices for cell conditioning
  • Develop a close loop set up to real time tune conditioning parameters


  • A PhD in Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Material Science, Physics or related disciplines
  • Documented experience on
    • design of layouts
    • microfabrication techniques
    • use of optical microscopes to operate with the microfluidic devices
  • Experience on close loop logics implemented to microfluidic devices
  • The ability to properly report, organize and publish research data
  • Documented experience in coaching junior scientists
  • Good command in spoken and written English


  • It is highly wished an experience on Micromilling, 2D Laser Lithography, Reactive Ion Etching, Chemical and/or Physical Surface Treatments
  • Knowledge of Characterization Techniques such as Scanning Electron Microscopy, Profiler.
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong problem solving attitude
  • High motivation to learn
  • Spirit of innovation and creativity
  • Good in time and priority management
  • Ability to work in a challenging and international environment
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a highly interdisciplinary environment


  • Competitive salary package for international standards which will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Possibility to access to a private health care coverage
  • Wide range of staff discounts


  • An equal, inclusive and multicultural environment ready to welcome you with open arms. Discrimination is a big NO for us.
  • We like contamination and encourage you to mingle and discover what other people are up to in our labs.
  • If you are a business-minded person, you will find some exceptionally gifted professionals ready to nurture and guide your attitude and aspirations.
  • If you want your work to have a real impact, in IIT you will find an innovative and stimulating culture that drives our mission to contribute to the improvement and well-being of society.
  • We stick to our values! Integrity, courage, societal responsibility and inclusivity are the values we believe in! They define us and our actions in our everyday life. They guide us to accomplish IIT mission.
Fully Funded Scholarships for International Students to Work and Study Abroad

Please submit your application using the online form and including a detailed CV, university transcripts, cover letter (outlining motivation, experience and qualifications) and contact details of 2 references.

Application’s deadline: September 15, 2021 

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