Post-doctoral positions in optical spectroscopy and nanofabrication/nanodevices - Postdoc

Post-doctoral positions in optical spectroscopy and nanofabrication/nanodevices - Postdoc

Italian Institute of Technology (IIT)

Genova, Italy

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 such as colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals with plasmonic nanostructures. Device fabrication includes processing by electron-beam or optical lithography, metal evaporation and atomic layer deposition, and possible applications are optical modulators, lasers, and photodetectors. Optoelectronic characterization includes time-resolved photoluminescence, spectroscopic ellipsometry, and electrical transport. The successful candidates will define their specific research program together with the group leader and have the responsibility of supervising PhD students. The highly interdisciplinary research environment at IIT provides access to a state-of-the-art clean room, electrical transport and optical spectroscopy labs, scanning probe spectroscopy, electron microscopy, computer clusters, and a nanochemistry lab. Detailed information on the optoelectronics group can be found at

The ideal candidate will have a Phd in Physics, Materials Science or related subject with hands-on experience in optical spectroscopy and /or nanofabrication. Knowledge in computer software such as Labview and Matlab, as well as theoretical modelling by finite element methods is a plus. Fluency in English is essential. The successful candidate should have good practice with teamwork, group learning processes and a problem-solving attitude.

To apply please send electronically your detailed CV outlining experience and qualifications, a motivation letter and the contact information of at least two professional references to and, quoting “post doc optical spectroscopy and nanofabrication/nanodevices CB 76271 – 76272” in the subject of the e-mail.

Please apply before 15.03.2019.

IIT was established in 2003 and successfully created a large-scale infrastructure in Genova and a network of 10 state-of-the-art laboratories countrywide with an international staff of about 1100 people from more than 50 countries. IIT’s research endeavour focuses on high-tech and innovation, representing the forefront of technology with possible application from medicine to industry, material science, robotics, life sciences and nano-biotechnologies.

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

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Post-doctoral positions in optical spectroscopy and nanofabrication/nanodevices - Postdoc