Post Doc position in plant-bioinspired triboelectric generators within EOLO project - [ Postdoc ]

Workplace: Pontedera, IIT@SSSA
Added on: 30/05/2019 - Expires on: 14/06/2019

The Center for Micro-BioRobotics (CMBR), a Network Center of IIT based in Pontedera, Pisa, is opening a Postdoctoral position in Bioinspired Soft Robotics Research Line in the context of the Regione Toscana FAR-FAS 2014 action “Sistemi innovativi per la captazione e lo sfruttamente dell'energia mini-eolica in differenti contesti ambientali antropizzati: efficienza sostenibilità e rivalorizzazione territoriale – EOLO”, CUP D58I16002630008 funded by Regione Toscana.

The major objective is to investigate and develop a smart bush, composed by a number of triboelectric artificial leafs, able to generate energy from slow wind, exploiting the recently emerged principle of triboelectrification. In particular, in the last phase of the project, it required the fabrication of the leaf, assembling of prototyping and testing in controlled and real outdoor conditions.

We are looking for a scientist with experience in the following areas:

  • Engineering, Material Science;
  • Micro-Fabrication technologies (including Clean room technologies, Advanced printing technologies, Laser cutting);
  • Material/devices characterization (primarily electromechanical characterization);

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Engineering, or related fields and a proven track record of high quality publications.

The successful candidate should be:

  • Proactively perform research in a team of senior researchers, post-docs and PhD students;
  • Collaborate in a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Write technical reports;
  • Publish scientific papers and be available to attend conferences, participate in meetings and other events.

The successful candidate will be offered a contract with a highly competitive salary that will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications, assembled as a single PDF file, shall include:

  • a complete CV with a full list of publications, plus a final section titled “Relevant skills” commenting on the strong points where your CV matches the required skills (list above);
  • copy of up to 5 relevant papers, plus a final section titled “Personal contributions” detailing your specific contributions to each presented papers;
  • name and contacts of 2 referees.

Interested should email their application both to and to quoting “Post Doc position within EOLO project CB 77048”.

Please apply by 14/06/2019.

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Bioinspired Soft Robotics


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