Postdoctoral Position in Advanced Microscopy for RNA Biology, Institute Italiano diploma Technology, Italy

Expires on: 04/18/2024

At IIT we work enthusiastically to develop human-centered Science and Technology to tackle some of the most pressing societal challenges of our times and transfer these technologies to the production system and society. Our Genoa headquarter is strictly inter-connected with our 11 centers around Italy and two outer-stations based in the US for a truly interdisciplinary experience. 

You will be working within a multicultural and multidisciplinary group, collaborating with Physicists, Engineers, Computer Scientists, and Biologists, each contributing their expertise to conduct joint research. The Molecular Microscopy and Spectroscopy (MMS) Research line is coordinated by Dr. Giuseppe Vicidomini, who has extensive experience in advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques, and image processing.

The core research of the MMS research line to design and develop cutting-edge microscopy and analytical tools. These tools empower biologists to explore living systems with unprecedented spatiotemporal resolutions and ranges while minimizing invasiveness and enhancing information content. To achieve this goal, our projects seamlessly integrate novel (quantum) photonics technologies, labeling protocols, optical architectures, spectroscopy techniques, and machine learning approaches. While technology development remains our primary focus, we also collaborate closely with biologists to test and refine our tools, ensuring they enable new biological insights.


  • A PhD or equivalent degree (or evidence of its completion in the nearest future) in Biophysics or Bioengineer;
  • Demonstrate Prior Experience in fluorescence microscopy;
  • Prior experience with cell culture, molecular biology, and other wet lab skills is a merit;
  • Prior experience with fluorescent RNA (e.g. fluorogenic RNA aptamers) is a further plus;
  • The ability and motivation to work independently as well as collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team are crucial;
  • Good English language skill, both spoken and written, is required. 

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