Technologist – Flexible Piezoelectrics for Internet of Things - [ Technologist ]

Workplace: Lecce, IIT@UniLe
Added on: 23/04/2019 - Expires on: 23/05/2019

IIT is currently seeking brilliant and highly motivated applicants to join the Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies in Lecce (CBN@UniLe Lecce) for 1 technologist position.

The selected candidate will be hired in the framework of activities of the Asse II - PON R&I 2014-2020 project: “Smart Energy Efficiency & Environment for Industry (SE4I)” granted by MIUR Area: “Smart Factory” - Code: ARS01_01137 –CUP B76G18000400005).

The goal of the project is to develop a flexible piezoelectric-based (AlN on flexible substrate) high-tech system for mechanical energy harvesting from environment or normal activities (e.g. air flow, mechanical vibrations …) for power suppling an Internet of Things (IoT) node whose role will be successively implemented within the project. The project needs a technologist skilled in design, microfabrication and characterization of MEMS and electronic devices.

The position is titled: “Design, Microfabrication and Characterization of flexible devices for the development of technologies based on mechanical energy harvesting through piezoelectricity for an Internet of Things node”.

The candidate must hold a master degree preferentially in Engineering or Physics. He/She should have a PhD or an equivalent post-graduation research experience (at least three years) in micro-/nano-technologies and/or sensors. Knowledge about Aluminum Nitride (AlN) material growth and applications is an essential prerequisite.

The successful candidates for these positions should have a solid background in:

  • Design of micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS) and electronic devices;
  • Growth of materials;
  • Micro-fabrications techniques in Clean Room;
  • Electronics;
  • Characterization of materials and devices.

Good team-working skills in an international environment as well as excellent ability  to discuss and communicate in English are essential prerequisites. Candidate should be highly motivated, strive to achieve best results, and contribute to the advancement of her/his research team program.             

Salary will be commensurate to qualifications and experience and in line with international standards.

Please submit your applications, including detailed curriculum vitae, 3 representative publications and 3 pages of research statement in PDF format to, quoting “Technologist – Flexible Piezoelectrics for Internet of Things CB 76690” in the subject line.

Candidates should also request 3 evaluation letters from international experts, who should send them directly in PDF format to

 Deadline: May 23, 2019

The selection process will include a panel interview and a presentation.

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 along with a network of 10 state-of-the-art laboratories countrywide. The institute has been recruiting an international staff of about 1200 people from more than 50 countries. Its 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.

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Involved Research lines
Nanotechnologies for Humans and Biosystems


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