Researcher position in design and fabrication of wearable electronic transducers

14/05/2019 - B.C: 76172
Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia –IIT ( invites qualified senior applicants for a  Researcher position at the Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies in Lecce (CBN). Eligible candidates should be experienced scientist with a Ph.D. and a strong background in micro and nanofabrication and expertise in the design, fabrication and realization of MEMS and transducers for w ...

Post-Doc Opening in Social Cognition in Human-Robot Interaction

15/05/2019 - BC: 76645
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work in the “Social cognition in human-robot interaction” Research Line. We are seeking a highly motivated, skilled and experienced researcher with the focus on computational modelling of cognitive processes involved in perception, action, and decision making in the context of social interactions with natural a ...

One Postdoctoral position in Cell Physiology

15/05/2019 - CB: 73812
Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – IIT ( is opening a post-doctoral position in Cell Physiology. The research activities will be performed within the ‘Nanomaterials for Energy and Lifescience’ Research line, and in particular in the ‘Opto-cell’ group, active at the Center for Nano Science and Technology (CNST@PoliMi) in Milan, one of the nodes of the network establis ...

Postdoctoral positions in “Computational Neuroscience”

18/05/2019 - CB 76472 - 76551
2 postdoctoral positions will be available at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia to work with Prof. Stefano Panzeri (, within the Neural Computation Research Line. The laboratory investigates, by developing and using advanced data analysis methods and neural network models, how circuits of neurons in the brain encode information and use it to produce appropr ...

Two Fellow positions in Software and Control of Robot End-Effectors – Humanoid and Human Centred Mechatronics Research Line

19/05/2019 - CB 76715; 76716
The Humanoid and Human Centred Mechatronics Research Line at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), is seeking to appoint two international well-motivated fellows with a strong ambition to pursue a career towards the development of generic software and control tools for robot end-effectors. At the time of the application, the prospected candidates are about to receive a Master’s Degree in engine ...

PhD Positions – Neuroimaging and circuit physiology – Università degli studi di Trento

21/05/2019 - N/A
The Functional Neuroimaging laboratory, at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Rovereto (Italy), invites applications for two Ph.D. scholarships, to investigate the neural basis of connectivity disruption in brain disorders. The studentships are part of the Doctoral programme in “Cognitive and Brain Sciences” organized at the CIMeC - Centro Interdipartimentale Mente/Cervello, in partnership ...

Technologist – Flexible Piezoelectrics for Internet of Things

23/05/2019 - BC: 76690
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 ...

Technologist – Smart Materials for Energy Efficient Buildings

24/05/2019 - BC: 76691
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 winning 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 ...

Researcher in “RNA synthesis”

30/05/2019 - Cb: 76606
“Computational and Chemical Biology” Research Line is looking for an experienced PhD level Scientist to head a new small research group devoted to the design, chemical synthesis and testing of innovative nucleic acid-based drugs. Candidates’ areas of expertise should include short and long noncoding RNAs, siRNAs and antisense oligonucleotides. The research activities in which the scientist ...

Postdoctoral position in molecular biology in neurodevelopmental disorders.

30/05/2019 - CB 76502
A Postdoctoral position is available in the area of Neuroscience and Brain Technology of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy. The research activities will be performed within the “Local Micro-environment and Brain Development” Research Line led by Dr. Laura Cancedda. Our goal is to understand the molecular determinants of neuronal circuit development in health and disease with a com ...


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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.