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Ten Tenure-Track Positions in Nanotechnology, Materials Science, Energy, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

IIT is pleased to announce new tenure-track openings (open rank) in broad areas, as part of an ambitious plan to expand its tenure-track system by more than 100 scientists over the next decade.

IIT seeks dynamic, highly motivated, independent and innovative researchers to join its community of scientists and technologists engaged in cutting-edge research and development.Candidates must be creative thinkers who span traditional scientific boundaries, with the overarching goal of melding science and technology to improve human health, welfare and sustainability.

IIT has state-of-the-art facilities and has rapidly established itself among top research institutes worldwide. IIT has a strongly international character, with more than 40% foreign scientific staff drawn from over 50 countries worldwide.

The new tenure-track scientists will be intellectually and financially independent (i.e., principal investigators). IIT also strongly encourages and assists its scientists in expanding their research scope by obtaining independent external support from national, European and international funding agencies.

IIT is looking for candidates with outstanding track records in the following broad areas:
Nanotechnology/materials science
Primary interests include graphene and other innovative 2D materials, nanotechnology applications to health and diagnostics, green materials, nanoscale characterization, colloidal chemistry and nanocomposite materials. The candidate(s) will interact with IIT's strong group of nanotechnologists, nanochemists, materials scientists and applied physicists. Candidates will be drawn from fields including physics, materials science and chemistry.

Computational multi-scale modeling of materials
ITT targets multi-scale computational modeling, especially pertaining to material science and nanotechnology. The candidate(s) will interact extensively with world-class IIT groups involved in nanofabrication and nanochemistry of novel materials, as well as IIT groups involved in computational modeling of bioactive molecules. Candidates will be drawn from fields including physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and computer science.

Primary focus is on the analysis of molecular biological data to address fundamental questions on the organization of genomes and transcriptomes, with special interest on long noncoding RNAs and repetitive elements. Expertise in big-data management and development of analysis pipelines is essential. Space and resources for wet-lab experiments may be considered. Candidates will be drawn from fields including molecular biology, computer science, computational biology, statistics and mathematics, and will interact extensively with experimental life scientists at IIT.

Robotics and artificial intelligence
Relevant sub-areas include humanoid robotics, bio-inspired robotics, robotic-assisted rehabilitation, advanced control systems for robotics, human-machine interaction, and artificial intelligence, including distributed intelligence applications. The candidate(s) will interact with world-class roboticists and computer scientists at IIT, as well as experts in materials science. Candidates will be drawn from engineering and computer science.

Preferential research lines are sub-kilowatt power applications, including wearable, portable methods for mechanical and/or thermal energy harvesting. The candidates will interact extensively with IIT experts in materials science, applied physics and nanofabrication. Candidates will be drawn from fields including applied physics, engineering, material science and nanotechnology.

Molecular biology
Candidates should have a world-class record in innovative areas, such as epigenetics, noncoding RNAs, and innovative gene transfer and manipulation. ITT is interested in both normal and pathological biological contexts. The candidate(s) will interact extensively with life scientists, especially neuroscientists and bioinformaticians at IIT, and will exploit interdisciplinary expertise at IIT to develop innovative tools for research and therapeutics. Candidates will be drawn from broad areas of molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics.

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