Postdoc in Development of Mycelium-Based Materials for Biomedical and Robotics Applications

Postdoc in Development of Mycelium-Based Materials for Biomedical and Robotics Applications

IIT - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Genoa, Italy

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Development of non pathogenic fungal mycelia fed of various biomasses using circular economy concepts
  • Processing of the mycelium structures to be used as wound protection and healing active patches
  • Studies of biocompatibility and controlled delivery of active principles to wounds
  • Use of mycelia for control decomposition of recalcitrant materials
  • Processing of the mycelium materials for use in robotics as scaffolds or smart monitoring systems
  • Characterization and testing of the developed materials and systems
  • Protection of created intellectual property by patents
  • Publication of results in high impact peer-review scientific journals

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • A PhD in one of the following areas: Bioengineering, Biotechnology, Agricultural Microbiology, Materials Science and similar disciplines with focus on Mycology, with postdoctoral experience up to 4 years.
  • Documented experience in growth and processing of fungal mycelia on various feeding media
  • Experience in morphological and spectroscopic characterization techniques
  • Experience with biodegradation studies
  • A strong publication record
  • The ability to properly report, organize and publish research data
  • Excellent spoken and written English

ADDITIONAL SKILLS:

  • Experience in dna sequence analysis and PCR for fungal species identification
  • Experience with fingal decomposition mechanisms
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong problem solving attitude
  • High motivation to learn
  • Spirit of innovation and creativity
  • Good at 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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