Post-Doc opening in Machine Learning for Legged Robots

12/03/2019 - CB: 76450
The Dynamic Legged System Lab (DLS lab) of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), (web:, is looking for a highly motivated and ambitious postdoctoral researcher to conduct studies on machine learning techniques applied to legged systems and focused on real-world applications.  The DLS lab conducts world-leading research and development of legged robots for challenging envir ...

Postdoctoral position on “Development of ultrasmall-in-nano theranostics”

21/02/2019 - CB: 76391-76392
Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – IIT ( is opening a post-doctoral position with focus on the development of ultrasmall-in-nano theranostics to work on the project “Biodegradable noble metal-based nano-architectures as theranostics agents over head/neck neoplasms” supported by AIRC Grant MFAG 2017” (project n.  19852 - CUP J53C18000010007). The nature of the pro ...

Postdoc Position on Image Processing and Analysis for Super-Resolution Microscopy

13/03/2019 - CB 76187
IIT ( invites qualified level applicants for a Post Doc junior position at the “Molecular Microscopy and Spectroscopy” Research Line lead by Dr. Giuseppe Vicidomini. Candidates should have a solid background and good experimental skills in image processing/analysis, should be strongly motivated and keen to work in an interdisciplinary research field. The selected candidate will wor ...

Two post-doctoral positions in optical spectroscopy and nanofabrication/nanodevices

15/03/2019 - CB: 76271 - 76272
The Optoelectronics Research Line at IIT in Genoa is seeking two highly motivated and talented candidates in the fields of optical spectroscopy and nanofabrication/nanodevices. The research topic targets optoelectronic properties of semiconductor and metal nanostructures, as well as of metamaterials. One particular aim focuses on tuning and modulating the emission and absorbance of fluorophores su ...

PostDoc on Computer Vision on Cultural Heritage Technologies (CCHT@CàFoscari)

15/03/2019 - BC 75117
The IIT center at Ca' Foscari University in Venice - Center for Cultural Heritage Technology@CàFoscari (CCHT@CàFoscari) has the mission to research and promote new technologies and to extend existing techniques for preservation and analysis of the invaluable Cultural Heritage assets managed by cities, galleries, libraries, archives and museums across different fields of art. CCHT@CàFoscari i ...

Addetto Ufficio Logistica italian

23/02/2019 - CB 76438
La Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia sta attualmente ricercando un/a addetto/a da inserire all’interno della Direzione Acquisti nell’ambito dell’Ufficio Logistica. L’Addetto/a si occuperà prevalentemente di: Ricevimento merci Spedizioni Supporto alla movimentazione interna Si richiede pregressa esperienza nell’ambito di: Requisiti richiesti: Diploma Buona conoscen ...

Post-doctoral position in Advanced optical approaches for the investigation of brain circuit function

04/04/2019 - CB: 75197 – 76285
Two post-doctoral positions focusing on the application of causal optogenetic approaches to dissect the neural circuits underlying sensory perception are available within the Optical Approaches to Brain Function Research Line at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa (one post-doctoral position is funded by EU Commission within the ERC project NEUROPATTERNS - Grant Agreement n° 647725). The appl ...

Technician for the Electron Microscopy Facility

04/03/2019 - CB: 76409
The Electron Microscopy Facility (EMF) of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) announces an open position for a full time technician. The EMF provides support with its activities to most of IIT research lines, ranging from the domains of robotics and life science to nanotechnologies and computational science. A wide variety of specimens and tasks is daily presented to the EMF staff, who assists ...

Postdoc Position on Optical Nanoscopy of oncogene-induced genomic damage

06/03/2019 - CB: 76378
IIT ( invites qualified level applicants for a Postdoc position at the Nanoscopy&NIC@IIT Research Line lead by Prof. Alberto Diaspro. We are looking for a skillful and motivated young scientist with a background in biology, biophysics or closely related discipline with previous experience in fluorescence labeling and imaging. The candidate should ideally have documented expertise i ...

Post-doctoral position in Computational Chemistry

19/02/2019 - CB 76170
1 Post-doctoral position in Computational Chemistry is available within the Computational and Chemical Biology Research Line of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Genoa lead by Prof. Andrea Cavalli. The successful candidate will play a significant role in developing and applying computational approaches, such as free energy methods, to biophysical and drug discovery related issues. Eligible candi ...


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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.