[robotics-worldwide] request to post a call for n.1 post-doc (medical microrobotics, Italy)

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[robotics-worldwide] request to post a call for n.1 post-doc (medical microrobotics, Italy)

Edoardo Sinibaldi
Dear Moderator of the Robotics-Worldwide list,
as subscriber (email: [hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]>, name: Edoardo Sinibaldi) I would like to post a call for n.1 post-doctoral position in the medical microrobotics field.
The call text is reported below (after my signature). In particular, deadline for application is April 2011, 30th .
I would be grateful if you could circulate the call text below through the robotics-worldwide mailing list; thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Best Regards,
Edoardo Sinibaldi


Edoardo Sinibaldi, PhD

Team Leader

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

(Italian Institute of Technology - IIT)


Center for Micro-Biorobotics IIT@SSSA

Viale R. Piaggio, 34

56025, Pontedera (PI), Italy

tel: + 39 050 883 000 (operator)

fax: + 39 050 883 101

e-mail: [hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]>


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Postdoctoral position in Medical Microrobots Development (IIT - Center for MicroBioRobotics@SSSA, Pontedera, Italy)

The Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), with headquarters in Genova (Italy), is a non-profit institution with the primary goal of to promote excellence in basic and applied research and to contribute to the economic development of Italy. The Center for MicroBioRobotics@SSSA of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, located in Pontedera, aims at developing innovative methodologies and robotic technologies, new materials, and advanced components, both for the design and construction of high performance bio-inspired machines and systems at the micro scale, and for the development of devices for biomedical, environmental, and rescue applications. The mission of the Center is to generate and promote new scientific and technological knowledge in the microbiorobotics field, which is fully deployed by inventions deriving from an interdisciplinary approach to the tackled scientific problems. The scientific activities are carried out within the MicroRobotics and the Smart Materials Platforms.

Application is invited for the following position:
-  n.1 Junior (less than 2 year experience after PhD or equivalent experience) or Senior (at least 2 year experience after PhD or equivalent experience) Post Doctoral Position.

Sound theoretical and experimental skills in mechanics and fluidics are required; skills in physical and numerical modelling are highly advantageous, as well as experience in microengineering design and micromanufacturing technologies.

Applicants should possess a PhD degree in one of the following disciplines: mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, bioengineering, physics, applied mathematics, microengineering, micro-/nano-technologies (this list is freely ordered, i.e. it does not imply any ranks amongst the listed disciplines). Candidates from other disciplines are also welcome, provided that they demonstrate skills in the above-mentioned areas.

The selected candidate will work on the development of microrobotic components and systems for biomedical applications, able to perform therapeutic and diagnostic procedures with minimal invasiveness in remote locations of the human body. Addressed districts include (yet they are not restricted to) the cardiovascular and the central nervous systems. The selected candidate will work in a microengineering context, also in  collaboration with medical doctors, drug developers, chemists and material scientists.
The successful applicant has free spirit, strong capacity to generate novel ideas at the borderline of science and technology, and wishes to work in team and cooperate over various disciplines. Proficiency in writing/spoken English is mandatory.

The position is available from May, 2011 for 12 months with a contract renewable on the basis of performance. Salary and benefits are highly competitive for international standards. The candidate will join a young and enthusiastic team and will co-tutor several PhD students working in the above mentioned research areas.

Application deadline is April 30th, 2011.

Application documents, to be sent electronically, are: Cover Letter, CV, and two letters of reference.

In order to comply with the Italian law (art. 23 of Privacy Law of the Italian Legislative Decree n. 196/03), we have to kindly ask the candidate to give his/her consent to allow IIT to process his/her personal data. The Italian Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

Contact details: Dr. Edoardo Sinibaldi ([hidden email])
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