Post-Doc Positions – Flexible Piezoelectrics - [ Postdoc ]

Added on: 18/09/2017 - Expires on 31/10/2017

IIT is currently seeking brilliant and highly motivated applicants to join the Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies in Lecce for 2 postdoc positions (33 months duration).

The two winning candidates will be hired in the framework of activities of the “HORIZON 2020” PON I&C 2014-2020 project: “Mechanical Energy harvesting for Internet of Things and Remote Sensing (REM)” (Code: F/050241/03/X32).

The goal of the project is to develop a high-tech system for mechanical energy harvesting through the exhaust flow from an automotive engine for power suppling a chemical sensor and monitoring exhaust emissions. This system will be installed near the gas exhaust and will transmit data to the car control system via wireless protocols. The project needs 2 postdoc researchers skilled in design, microfabrication and characterization of MEMS and electronic devices.

The two positions are titled: “Design, Microfabrication and Characterization of flexible devices for the development of technologies based on mechanical energy harvesting through piezoelectricity for gas exhaust monitoring.

The candidate must have a master degree in a scientific discipline, preferentially in Engineering or Physics. He/She should have a PhD or an equivalent post-graduation research experience (at least three years) in micro-/nano-technologies and/or sensors.

The successful candidates for these positions should hold a good background in:

  • Design of micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS) and electronic devices;
  • Growth of materials;
  • Micro-fabrications techniques in Clean Room;
  • Electronics;
  • Characterization of materials and devices.
  • Good team-working skills in an international environment as well as an excellent capability to discuss and communicate results in English are essential prerequisites. The candidate should be highly motivated, strive to achieve best results and contribute to the advancement of his/her research team program.

    Please send your application, including a CV with a list of key publications in the topic of this call and the names of 2 referees, to

    Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled, however we strongly encourage candidates to apply by October 31st, 2017.

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