Postdoctoral position in Advanced electrochemical characterizations with operando and correlative operando approach of functional materials for energy transition – (2400002O)

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Postdoctoral position in Advanced electrochemical characterizations with operando and correlative operando approach of functional materials for energy transition – (2400002O)


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Offer DescriptionCommitment & contract: Collaboration Contract (12 months)Location: TorinoABOUT USAt IIT we work enthusiastically to develop human-centered Science and Technology to tackle some of the most pressing societal challenges of our times and transfer these technologies to the production system and society. Our Genoa headquarters are strictly interconnected with the other 11 centers around Italy and two outstations based in the US. We promote excellence in basic and applied research such as neuroscience and cognition, humanoid technologies and robotics, nanotechnology, materials for a truly multidisciplinary scientific experience.YOUR TEAMYou will be working in a multicultural and multi-disciplinary group, where materials scientist, physics, chemists and engineers collaborate, each with their expertise, to carry out a scientific activity with a shared research goal.The “Advanced characterizations and optimized functional materials for energetic transition” Research Unit at the Center for Sustainable Future Technologies (CSFT) is coordinated by Dr. Angelica Chiodoni, who has extensive experience in materials characterization, technologies for energy transition and advanced characterizations. The CSFT is located in a Technology Park in Torino (Environment park) that is working on environmental innovation and sustainability pathways.For this research activity, high-tech and cutting-edge facilities for operando and correlative operando characterizations, namely operando thermoelectric TEM characterization (TE-TEM), operando electrochemical liquid phase TEM characterization (EC-LPTEM), operando Raman spectroscopy, operando XRD, operando XPS, operando IR Spectroscopy will be available.The research position for which you are applying will be related to the themes of the Research Unit and in particular will be focused on implementing techniques, experimental set-up and protocols for operando and correlative operando electrochemical characterization of functional materials for energy transition, with particular reference on hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), carbon dioxide reduction reaction (CO2RR), oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), oxygen evolution reaction (OER). Depending on the scientific and technical background of the selected candidate, the activity will include some of the following techniques: operando electrochemical liquid phase TEM characterization, operando Raman spectroscopy, operando XRD, operando XPS, operando IR Spectroscopy. The activity will be done in collaboration with the Advanced Characterizations Team, which has an already consolidated background in structural and morphological characterizations as well as in operando EC-LPTEM and TE-TEM.Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Contributing to the optimization of experimental protocols for operando XRD, operando XPS, operando IR Spectroscopy
  • Contributing to the optimization protocols to perform correlative operando measurements
  • Take the responsibility of managing one characterization techniques among operando XRD, operando XPS, operando IR Spectroscopy (depending on the background)


  • PhD in Material Science or Physics or equivalent degree
  • Hands-on experience in Transmission Electron Microscopy and/or Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Hands-on experience in XRD and/or XPS and/or IR spectroscopy
  • Experience in electrochemistry will be positively evaluated
  • Good communication skills in English
  • 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


  • Competitive salary package for international standards
  • Private health care coverage (depending on your role and contract)
  • Wide range of staff discounts
  • Candidates from abroad or Italian citizens who permanently work abroad and meet specific requirements, may be entitled to a deduction from taxable income of up to 90% from 6 to 13 years.


  • An equal, inclusive and multicultural environment ready to welcome you with open arms. Discrimination is a big NO for us!
  • We like contamination and encourage you to mingle and discover what other people are up to in our labs!
  • If paperwork is not your piece of cake, we got you! There is a specialized team working to help you with that, especially during your relocation.
  • If you are a startupper or a business-minded person, you will find some exceptionally gifted professionals ready to nurture and guide your attitude and aspirations.
  • If you want your work to have a real impact, in IIT you will find an innovative and stimulating culture that drives our mission to contribute to the improvement and well-being of society!
  • We stick to our values! Integrity, courage, societal responsibility and inclusivity are the values we believe in. They define us and our actions in our everyday life. They guide us to accomplish IIT mission.

If you feel this tickles your appetite for change, do not hesitate and apply!Please submit your application using the online form and including a detailed CV, university transcripts, cover letter (outlining motivation, experience and qualifications) and contact details of 2 references.Application’s deadline: 10th May 2024We inform you that the information you provide will be used solely for the purposes of evaluating and selecting professional profiles in order to meet the requirements of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia.Your data will be processed by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, based in Genoa, Via Morego 30, acting as Data Controller, in compliance with the rules on protection of personal data, including those related to data security.Please also note that, pursuant to articles 15 et. seq. of European Regulation no. 679/2016 (General Data Protection Regulation), you may exercise your rights at any time by contacting the Data Protection Officer (phone Tel: +39 010 28961 – email: – kindly note that this e-mail address is exclusively reserved for handling data protection issues. Please, do not use this e-mail address to send any document and/or request of information about this opening).RequirementsResearch Field All Education Level PhD or equivalentLanguages ENGLISH Level ExcellentAdditional InformationWork Location(s)Number of offers available 1 Company/Institute ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA Country Italy State/Province italy City TORINO Postal Code 10144 Street Via Livorno, 60 GeofieldWhere to apply WebsiteContact State/ProvinceDraft CityGENOVA WebsiteStreetVIA MOREGO 30 Postal Code16163 E-Mail[email protected]STATUS: EXPIRED

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