Post-doctoral Position for the IIT-CrestOptics Joint Lab

Post-doctoral Position for the IIT-CrestOptics Joint Lab

IIT - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Rome, Italy

YOUR TEAM

The research focuses on the realization of an instrument for the spectral and spatial characterization of the “fundus” of the human eye. The new instrument will be part of a multi-observable measurement platform aimed to work as a biosensor for a plethora of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In particular, it is known that tau protein aggregates in the AD early stage, producing Rayleigh scattering and thus enhancing reflectance at high frequency (small wavelengths). The instrument will be preliminarily tested with the spectral characterization of phantom or model eyes and then optimized for the in-vivo operation on human patients. By synchronizing the sensor, actuators and illumination, we plan to characterize spatially and spectrally all the areas of the retina.

Within the team, your main responsibilities will be:

  • Realization, characterization and improvement of the hyperspectral microscope and of the hyperspectral module to be applied on a commercial fundus camera;
  • Testing and implementing ex-vivo and in vivo measurements.

This open position is financed by IIT within the IIT-CrestOptics JointLab project.

WHAT WOULD MAKE YOU SHINE

  • A PhD in Physics, Biophysics, Optical Engineering or related Disciplines;
  • Documented experience on the Optics & Geometrical Optics, Spectroscopy, Biophysics;
  • A strong publication record;
  • The ability to properly report, organize and publish research data;
  • Documented experience in coaching junior scientists;
  • Good command in spoken and written English.

EXTRA AWESOME

  • Experience on Experimental Optics, Optical Bench, Laser handling and alignment, Biological tissue handling;
  • Knowledge of Matlab, LabVIEW, Data analysis software (python), graphics software;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Strong problem solving attitude;
  • High motivation to learn;
  • Spirit of innovation and creativity;
  • Good in time and priority management;
  • Ability to work in a challenging and international environment;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a highly interdisciplinary environment.

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