PosDoc Open Position in "Advanced Optical Microscopy" at MMS, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

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PosDoc Open Position in "Advanced Optical Microscopy" at MMS, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

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Dear friends,
I am happy to announce that we have a PostDoc position in advance optical microscopy available in our group, the Molecular Microscopy and Spectroscopy group at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia.
Details are listed below. I would be most grateful if you could recommend to any suitable persons.
Interested candidates can contact me directly by email for informal discussion or apply directly from the online form (see details below).
Thanks a lot
Best regards

Type of Position:
Ph.D. Postdoc Fellow

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT (www.iit.it <http://www.iit.it/>) is offering a Postdoctoral position to a highly motivated and curiosity driven young scientist who wishes to develop cutting-edge optical microscopy, in a friendly, multidisciplinary and stimulating environment. The successful candidate will join the “Molecular Microscopy and Spectroscopy” Research Line led by Dr. Giuseppe Vicidomini.
Optical microscopy and spectroscopy techniques, for already almost a century, have been the workhorses in the studies of structure and function of cells. However spatiotemporal resolution, labelling, and contrast methods of  conventional microscopy and spectroscopy techniques have some fundamental limitations, that currently hinder the investigation of the smallest and fastest puzzling mysteries of life. Moreover, a large part of the information collected by a microscope is often lost or not taken advantage of. The core research of the “Molecular Microscopy and Spectroscopy” group is the design, development, and validation of novel optical and analytical tools to break these limitations, and thus, to allow the future biologists to study living cells and organisms with unprecedented temporal-spatial resolutions, minimal invasiveness, and maximal information content.  
As a Postdoc, the successful candidate will implement a custom microscopy architecture for fast, deep and multi-dimensional imaging -- by developing novel optical as well as computational approaches. All the latest tools in a microscope-builders toolbox will be at his/her disposition. In addition to his/her own research, the successful candidate will have the possibility to give his/her contribution to different application projects. Indeed, the developed microscopy architecture will be used both in the context of Life sciences, e.g., for RNA imaging, and in the context of material science, e.g., material-interface imaging.  

Eligible candidates must hold an internationally recognized Ph.D. or equivalent degree (or evidence of its completion in the nearest future) preferably in applied Physics or Bioengineering;
Strong experiences in optics and microscopy are a must;
Experience in adaptive optics is highly desirable;
Coding skills (Python and C#) and expertise in hardware control (FPGA, with LabVIEW) will be considered a 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.
How to Apply:
Applications, including detailed Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter, a research statement and name and contacts of 2 referees, must be submitted through the online form at this link https://iit.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=2100000R <https://iit.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=2000003H>