Fellow position in “Multisensory learning in children: from science to technology” - [ Fellow ]

Workplace: Genova, IIT
Added on: 28/06/2019 - Expires on: 15/07/2019

One fellow position focusing on the study of multisensory abilities and new technologies for children with and without disabilities will be available starting from November 2019.

The selected candidate will work on the study of unisensory and multisensory skills, audio-visual-tactile integration and validation of devices for learning in children.


He/she will work in a fully equipped laboratory in the “U-VIP (Unit for Visually Impaired People Research Line, Principal Investigator Dr. Monica Gori) and have the opportunity to pursue research in collaboration with hospitals and rehabilitation centers. The goal of this work is to understand how the brain develops and readapt to environmental changes.

Research for this Fellow position will involve:

  • evaluation of multisensory skills through psychophysical and behavioral experiments.
  • design of technology
  • validation of new technological solutions

The ideal candidate should hold a Ph.D. Degree in technology development with a background in neuroscience obtained within April 2019.

He/she should have experience in cognitive neuroscience, technology and clinics. He/she should also have published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and conferences in the related field. Experience with psychophysical measurements, motion tracking, device development, statistics, modeling and programming is an asset. Moreover, previous experience with clinical populations and knowledge related to impairment and laboratory-platform development are desired. The candidate should have knowledge of Matlab.

Salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with qualification and experience.

Interested applicants should submit CV, list of publications, name and contacts of 2 referees and a statement of research interest to jobpost.77126@iit.it by July 15th, 2019 quoting Fellow position in “Multisensory learning in children: from science to technology” - CB 77126” in the subject line.


Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – IIT (www.iit.it) - was founded with the objective of promoting Italy's technological development and further education in science and technology. In this framework, IIT’s scientific program is based on the combination of basic scientific research with the development of technical applications, a major inspirational principle. The research areas cover scientific topics of high innovative content, representing the most advanced frontiers of modern technology, with wide application possibilities in various fields ranging from medicine to industry, from computer science to robotics, life sciences and nanobiotechnology.

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

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Unit for Visually Impaired People


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