Post Doc in “Optical Super-Resolution imaging by Wavefront Shaping in tissue” CB 75744
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Genova, Italia
9 gg fa

A postdoctoral position in Non-coding RNA driven molecular mechanisms in brain tumors will be available in the at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (CLNS SAPIENZA, Rome, Italy) within the Nanotechnologies for Neurosciences Research Line, specifically in the IIT- CrestOptics JointLab.

In order to merge scientific expertise with industrial development and prototyping know-how Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia and CrestOptics Spa (a leading Italian company manufacturing advanced optical and electro-

optical instruments for scientific and industrial applications) have started a facility in Roma called JointLab dedicated to exploring state of the art technology in microscopy and Life Science applications of optics and electro-optics.

The JointLab scientific program sees, as a major inspirational principle, the integration between basic scientific research and the development of technical applications.

The research activities cover areas of science of high innovative content, representing the most advanced frontiers of modern technology, with wide application possibilities in various fields from medicine to industry, from computer science to robotics, life sciences, and nanobiotechnology.

The Candidate will work in the Fluorescence Microscopy Super-resolution team as part of the JointLab development facility.

The project will focus on the design and realization of a super-resolution microscope for imaging in fluorescent biological samples (cell cultures, ex-

vivo tissue slices, organoids), exploiting wavefront shaping, tailored light beams, and custom deconvolution techniques. The system to be developed, will resort on a novel imaging strategy based on the properties of light diffusion in turbid multiple-

scattering biological media.

The ideal candidate for this position should :

  • Have strong background in optics, optical design, fluorescence imaging, microscopy, super resolution techniques, with a strong propensity for interdisciplinary research;
  • Possibly have previous experience with Instrument control and synchronization (Matlab-Labview-C), Laser physics (visible and infrared), geometric and ray optics, light diffusion in turbid systems, custom instruments and optical setup microscopy design and realization, light Detectors (Photomultipliers-
  • High sensitivity Cameras) and image acquisition;
  • Have a PhD in Physics, Optical Engineering or a related discipline;
  • Be a highly motivated and creative individual who want to work in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary research environment and who is willing to interact with both experimental and theoretical scientists.
  • We value candidates with a proactive attitude and results-oriented mind set, good interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively within an interdisciplinary research team.

    An internationally competitive salary, dependent on experience, will be offered.

    Interested applicants should submit their CV, list of publications, a statement of research interests, and names of two referees to Prof.

    Giancarlo Ruocco giancarlo.ruocco iit.it and amministrazioneclns iit.it

    Please quote Optical Super-Resolution imaging by Wavefront Shaping in tissue - CB 75744 as your application reference.

    Please apply before : September 10, 2018

    IIT was established in 2003 and successfully created the large scale infrastructure in Genova, a network of 10 state of the art laboratories countrywide, recruited an international staff of about 1100 people from more than 50 countries.

    IIT's research endeavor focuses on high-tech and innovation, representing the forefront of technology with possible application from medicine to industry, computer science, robotics, life sciences and nanobiotechnologies.

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