The Laboratory of Enhanced Regenerative Medicine invites applications for 1 post-doc position to develop biomaterials to promote neural cell differentiation and brain tissue formation. The successful applicant will work in a highly stimulating environment to pursue an exciting visionary cross-disciplinary European project aimed at repairing the epileptic brain by means of functional intelligent biohybrids. The research consortium gathers together experts in tissue/organoid bioengineering, in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology, neuromorphic engineering, machine learning and artificial intelligence. This is a high-risk/high-gain project, recently selected for funding within the EU funding scheme FET Proactive (Grant Agreement n°824164 - Acronym: HERMES).
Applicants must have a degree in Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, or Materials Science and a PhD in Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering or related disciplines, and at least 2 years hands-on experience with biomaterials for neural tissue engineering.
Fundamental experimental skills:
Fundamental personal skills:
The application package should include:
Please note that this position is contingent on the signature of the relevant Grant agreement.
The successful applicant will start working upon funding release from the European Commission, with tentative start date on January 15th 2019.
The salary will be commensurate to experience and qualification and in line with international standards.
Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT - was founded with the objective of promoting Italy’s technological development and further education in science and technology. In this sense, IIT’s scientific program is based on the combination between basic scientific research and the development of technical applications, a major inspirational principle. 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.
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