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PLD Lab Technologist

BC: 70541

Job title: Technologist

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

He/she will facilitate the use and development of the PLD laboratory, which includes two Pulsed Laser Deposition systems, a sputtering system, other fabrication/deposition techniques from solution or in high vacuum according to the scientific needs of IIT.

Your profile: candidates should have a wide experience, with at least 5 years of post-doctoral activity demonstrated by an established track record of publications in fabrication and characterization of nano-structured materials, in particular oxides and semiconductors for application in energy, photonics and sensing. Additional experience in water splitting, solid state solar cells, electrochemistry, electron microscopy material characterization will be positively considered.

A PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or Engineering (Nuclear, EE, Physics) or related field is mandatory. Fluency in English is essential.

Tasks and responsibilities of the technologist will include:

  • Coordination and supervision of the instrumentation, infrastructure and technical staff of the PLD lab
  • Organization of the lab activity, managing of project schedule;
  • Selection, purchase, installation and commissioning of new equipment;
  • Tutoring of undergraduate and postgraduate students;
  • Fostering and coordinating collaborations with industrial partner and technology transfer.

Our offer: salary and benefits for the advertised position are in line with international standards.

Your application (deadline July 31, 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 “PLD Lab Technologist” in the subject line.

Candidates should also request 3 evaluation letters from international experts, who should send them directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with its headquarters in Genoa, Italy, is a non-profit institution with the primary goal of creating and disseminating scientific knowledge and strengthening Italy's technological competitiveness. IIT was established in 2003 and successfully created a large-scale infrastructure in Genova, a network of 10 state-of-the-art laboratories countrywide and recruited an international staff of about 1200 people from more than 50 countries. IIT's research endeavour focuses on high-tech and innovation, representing the forefront of technology with possible application from medicine to industry, computer science, robotics, life sciences and nanobiotechnologies.

The research activities will take place within the PLD laboratory, Centre for Nano Science and Technology IIT@PoliMi, Milan, Italy.


In order to comply with Italian law (art. 23 of Privacy Law of the Italian Legislative Decree n. 196/03), the candidate is kindly asked to give his/her consent to allow IIT to process his/her personal data. We inform you that the information you provide will be solely used for the purpose of assessing your professional profile to meet the requirements of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. Your data will be processed by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with its headquarters in Genoa, Via Morego 30, acting as the Data Holder, using computer and paper-based means, observing the rules on the protection of personal data, including those relating to the security of data. Please also note that, pursuant to art.7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003, you may exercise your rights at any time as a party concerned by contacting the Data Manager. 
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

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