Openings

POSTDOC

Postdoc on “smart composites for humanoid robots”

15/12/2018 - CB 75652
The iCub team (https://www.iit.it/research/lines/icub) and the Smart Materials Research Line (https://www.iit.it/research/lines/smart-materials) at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) are seeking to appoint a postdoctoral fellow to work on the topic of Smart Composites for Humanoid Robots. We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow to develop new robot body solutions bas ...
POSTDOC

Postdoc on “the design of better iCub hands”

15/12/2018 - CB 75196
The iCub team (https://www.iit.it/research/lines/icub) at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral fellow to work on “the design of better iCub hands”. We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow to design, build, install and test new hands for the iCub robot. This postdoc position foresees the conceptualization, design, CAD modeling, f ...
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Postdoc on “robot control for HRI”

15/12/2018 - CB 75195
The iCub team (https://www.iit.it/research/lines/icub) at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral fellow to work on the topic of “robot control for human-robot interaction (HRI)”. We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow to develop methods to generate realistic movements on our humanoid robots. The task involves the development ...
POSTDOC

Postdoc on human-robot trajectory retargeting

15/12/2018 - BC: 75194
The iCub team (https://www.iit.it/research/lines/icub) at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral fellow to work on the topic of trajectory retargeting for our humanoid robots. We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow to develop methods to generate realistic movements on our humanoid robots. The task involves analyzing human movemen ...
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TECHNICAL

One Laboratory Technician position with experience in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

31/03/2019 - CB 76120
One Laboratory Technician position is available within the Asymmetric Catalysis and Photochemistry (ACP) Line in the research laboratories of Dr. Paolo Melchiorre (more info at https://www.iit.it/people/paolo-melchiorre).   Job description  The Laboratory Technician in the Asymmetric Catalysis and Photochemistry (ACP) Laboratory is responsible for the regular maintenance and running o ...
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ADMINISTRATIVE

Research Data Management Specialist

29/11/2018 - CB: IIT2019LF1
IIT is seeking a Research Data Management Specialist to work within the Research Organization Directorate in collaboration with the Information and Communication Technology Directorate in the framework of the Research Data Management program (RDM). The design and definition of a RDM program has a prominent importance for IIT, since it concerns the organisation of the full research data lifecycle. ...
POSTDOC

1 Postdoctoral Position in Machine Learning

15/01/2019 - BC 74603
IIT is seeking for one Postdoc to work with Dr. Massimiliano Pontil and his team in the Computational Statistics and Machine Learning Research Line. Outstanding candidates will be considered in all areas of Machine Learning and Optimization with a preference to the following areas: online learning, statistical learning theory, numerical and stochastic optimization. Postdoctoral applicants should ...
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Postdoctoral position in “Physiological mechanisms of interaction and communication”

12/12/2018 - CB 74709
The IIT Centre for Translational Neurophysiology, led by Prof. Luciano Fadiga, is looking for 1 post-doc to be involved in the “Physiological mechanisms of interaction and communication” within the Multiscale Brain Communication Research Line. The position is immediately available and is meant to investigate the physiological mechanisms of interaction and communication. We are presently tackl ...
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POSTDOC

Postdoctoral position in polymers for soft robotics

27/11/2018 - CB 76145
The Research Line of Polymers and Biomaterials led by prof. Nicola Tirelli, active in the areas of polymer chemistry, nanomaterials, drug delivery and regenerative medicine, is currently opening 1 postdoctoral  position in the production and characterization of responsive organic polymers to be used for the production of functional components for soft robotics. The relevant research will be c ...
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POSTDOC

Postdoctoral position in Circuit Neuroscience

12/12/2018 - CB 74875
Application are invited for a postdoctoral position within the “Neuromodulation of Cortical and Subcortical Circuits” Research Line to study how striatal circuits integrate motivational and emotional information, both in health and psychomotor disorders. One of the aims is to dissect the behaviorally-relevant roles of serotonin at striatal circuits (Cavaccini et al., Neuron, 2018). To this pu ...

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I numeri di IIT

L’Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) è una fondazione di diritto privato - cfr. determinazione Corte dei Conti 23/2015 “IIT è una fondazione da inquadrare fra gli organismi di diritto pubblico con la scelta di un modello di organizzazione di diritto privato per rispondere all’esigenza di assicurare procedure più snelle nella selezione non solo nell’ambito nazionale dei collaboratori, scienziati e ricercatori ”.

IIT è sotto la vigilanza del Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca e del Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze ed è stato istituito con la Legge 326/2003. La Fondazione ha l'obiettivo di promuovere l'eccellenza nella ricerca di base e in quella applicata e di favorire lo sviluppo del sistema economico nazionale. La costruzione dei laboratori iniziata nel 2006 si è conclusa nel 2009.

Lo staff complessivo di IIT conta circa 1440 persone. L’area scientifica è rappresentata da circa l’85% del personale. Il 45% dei ricercatori proviene dall’estero: di questi, il 29% è costituito da stranieri provenienti da oltre 50 Paesi e il 16% da italiani rientrati. Oggi il personale scientifico è composto da circa 60 principal investigators, circa 110 ricercatori e tecnologi di staff, circa 350 post doc, circa 500 studenti di dottorato e borsisti, circa 130 tecnici. Oltre 330 posti su 1400 creati su fondi esterni. Età media 34 anni. 41% donne / 59 % uomini.

Nel 2015 IIT ha ricevuto finanziamenti pubblici per circa 96 milioni di euro (80% del budget), conseguendo fondi esterni per 22 milioni di euro (20% budget) provenienti da 18 progetti europei17 finanziamenti da istituzioni nazionali e internazionali, circa 60 progetti industriali

La produzione di IIT ad oggi vanta circa 6990 pubblicazioni, oltre 130 finanziamenti Europei e 11 ERC, più di 350 domande di brevetto attive, oltre 12 start up costituite e altrettante in fase di lancio. Dal 2009 l’attività scientifica è stata ulteriormente rafforzata con la creazione di dieci centri di ricerca nel territorio nazionale (a Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) e internazionale (MIT ed Harvard negli USA) che, unitamente al Laboratorio Centrale di Genova, sviluppano i programmi di ricerca del piano scientifico 2015-2017.

IIT: the numbers

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is a public research institute that adopts the organizational model of a private law foundation. IIT is overseen by Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca and Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze (the Italian Ministries of Education, Economy and Finance).  The Institute was set up according to Italian law 326/2003 with the objective of promoting excellence in basic and applied research andfostering Italy’s economic development. Construction of the Laboratories started in 2006 and finished in 2009.

IIT has an overall staff of about 1,440 people. The scientific staff covers about 85% of the total. Out of 45% of researchers coming from abroad 29% are foreigners coming from more than 50 countries and 16% are returned Italians. The scientific staff currently consists of approximately 60 Principal Investigators110 researchers and technologists350 post-docs and 500 PhD students and grant holders and 130 technicians. External funding has allowed the creation of more than 330 positions . The average age is 34 and the gender balance proportion  is 41% female against 59% male.

In 2015 IIT received 96 million euros in public funding (accounting for 80% of its budget) and obtained 22 million euros in external funding (accounting for 20% of its budget). External funding comes from 18 European Projects, other 17 national and international competitive projects and approximately 60 industrial projects.

So far IIT accounts for: about 6990 publications, more than 130 European grants and 11 ERC grants, more than 350 patents or patent applications12 up start-ups and as many  which are about to be launched. The Institute’s scientific activity has been further strengthened since 2009 with the establishment of 11 research nodes throughout Italy (Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) and abroad (MIT and Harvard University, USA), which, along with the Genoa-based Central Lab, implement the research programs included in the 2015-2017 Strategic Plan.