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Technologist position on Bio organic photonics

CB:70542

IIT invites qualified senior applicants to submit their CVs for a Technologist position within the bio photonic laboratory,  Centre for Nano Science and Technology IIT@PoliMi, Italy.

He/she will facilitate the use and development of the bio photonic lab according to IIT ‘s scientific requirements. The bio photonic lab includes optical spectroscopy  and microscopy (spectrophotometer, spectrophluoremeter, confocal PL), CW modulation spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, 0rganic semiconductor deposition techniques (Spin coating, vacuum evaporation), Time resolved Photoluminescence, Electrophysiology set-up and Cell culturing facility.

Profile: a sound experience, with at least 5 years of post-doctoral activity supported by an established track record of publications, in medium/high impact factor journals related to bio organic electronics and photonics, organic electronics and spectroscopy of organic semiconductors. Moreover, a basic understanding of bio physics, especially regarding cell membranes  and cell stimulation, and a basic understanding of in-vivo protocols will be positively considered.

A PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or a related field is mandatory. Fluency in English is essential.

Tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Coordination of the activities in the bio photonic lab.
  • Managing instrumentation, including maintenance and repair.
  • Interfacing between the laboratory and external collaborators, such as neuroscientist and medical doctors.
  • Advising on and assisting in the selection, purchase, installation and commissioning of new equipment.
  • Involvement in undergraduate and postgraduate tutoring and supervision.

Our offer: salary and benefits will be in line with international standards.

Application deadline 31 July, 2015: Applications, including a detailed curriculum vitae, 5 representative publications and 3 pages of research statement should be submitted in PDF format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting “Technologist position on Bio organic photonics ” in the subject line.

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MC Early stage researcher position in Optoelectronics

CB 70732

The Center for Nano Science and Tecnology (CNST@Polimi) offers 1 PhD scholarship for 18 months as part of the European Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) known as “Dye Sensitized solar cells with enhanced stability” (DESTINY), http://destiny-itn.eu.

DESTINY will tackle major challenges in the development of stable dye-sensitized solar cells, DSC. DSCs offer exciting application opportunities to build integrated photovoltaics and consumer electronics. However, they possess a complex structure with disparate materials. For DSCs to be marketable and compete with its inorganic counterparts, fundamental science has to be done to understand the causes of degradation and find ways to enhance cell and module lifetime and stability without sacrificing performance and scalability. Twelve internationally leading European research groups from the UK, Italy, Spain, Greece and Israel including five industrial partners have joined forces to address these challenges through their combined expertise in synthetic chemistry, spectroscopy, nanoscale physics and device engineering.

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Internship at the Center for Nanoscience and Technology (CNST)

CB 70690

The Center for Nanoscience and Technology (CNST) in Milan is one node of the network established by Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) in close collaboration with Italian academic institutions. 
Research at CNST focuses on material science and spans the whole gamut of R&D, from conception and realization of a new material to its comprehensive characterization, through to its final application in devices. The areas CNST is specialized in are Material Chemistry, Molecular Optolectronics, Printed Electronics, Nanotechnology Fabrication and Optical – Photophysical - Morphological and Theoretical Characterization.
CNST offers 1 internship position on projects aiming at the development of a new, disruptive optoelectronic technology based on solution-processable hybrid perovskites semiconductors. 

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MC Early Stage researcher position in organic electronics and related applications

CB 70663

The electronic and optical properties of conjugated polymers (CPs), that lead to applications spanning from light-emitting diodes, LEDs, to photovoltaic diodes, PVDs and field-effect transistors, FETs, and photonic applications, are controlled both by the primary molecular structure and by supramolecular interactions, just as secondary and tertiary structures are fundamental to the function of proteins. The ability to manipulate the local molecular environment and molecule-molecule contacts is crucial to access fundamentally new classes of organic functional materials with unprecedented performance. Non-covalent interactions affect properties as diverse as lasing and electrical transport, in addition to chemical and mechanical stability. Accurate control of such interactions is needed to allow optimum exploitation of molecular materials, not only in today’s most common optoelectronic devices, such as LEDs, FETs, and PVDs, but also in emerging “photonics” applications. A notable example of supramolecular control is afforded by conjugated rotaxanes that allow a high degree of control in the manipulation of the optical and photonic properties of conjugated polymers. Conjugated rotaxanes feature strongly reduced charge dissociation and polaron formation, which lead to unprecedented ultra-broad gain bands in blends of rotaxanes with emissive conjugated polymers. This result is of crucial interest to both optical amplifiers and lasers. Similarly, perylene bisimides (PBIs) are known for their outstanding fluorescence (many derivatives have quantum yields (QY) of 100%) and photostability. Crucially, by supramolecular design, in particular involvement of H-bonds, highly fluorescent J-aggregates for this class of dyes could berealized. These show fluorescence QY close to unity and exciton ranges up to 70 nm.

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Postdoctoral position in Electrophysiology

CB: 69089

Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT-www.iit.it) was founded with the objective of promoting the country's technological development and furthering education in science and technology. To this extent the IIT is committed to achieving its scientific program which has the primary inspirational principle of integrating basic scientific research with the development of technical applications.

The Center for Nanoscience and Technology (CNST@POLIMI) in Milan is one node of the network established by the IIT in close collaboration with Italian academic institutions. Research at the CNST@POLIMI focuses on material science and spans the whole gamut of R&D, from conception and realization of a new material, to its comprehensive characterization, through to its final application in devices. The areas of excellence at the CNST@POLIMI are Material Chemistry, Molecular Optolectronics, Printed Electronics, Nanotechnology Fabrication and Optical – Photophysical - Morphological and Theoretical Characterization.

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