Job: PhD position in Robotics, Brain, and Cognitive Sciences at Italian Institute of Technology

There is currently an opening for a PhD position in the Robotics, Brain, and Cognitive Sciences Department (RBCS) at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italian Institute of Technology — IIT) to work on the development of a novel tactile feedback device for enhancing stroke rehabilitation.  The PhD candidate will work directly with an interdisciplinary team of researchers: Dr Alberto Ansaldo, Dr. Michela Bassolino, and Dr. Netta Gurari.  IIT is an English-language based research center located in Genoa, Italy with state-of-the-art laboratories and international collaborations in the field of robotics, neuroscience, cognitive systems, and nanotechnologies.  The position is fully funded, with a start date of January 2013.  International applications are encouraged, and IIT will provide support in obtaining the visa, relocating, etc.

The project is strongly interdisciplinary, using skills from the following fields: materials science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and experimental psychology.  Specific requirements of the PhD candidate include:

  • Masters degree in engineering, physics, chemistry, or related disciplines
  • Programming skills (e.g., C/C++)
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team
  • An excitement for a career in conducting scientific research

All of the information regarding this call and the application procedures can be found at:

The advertisement for this theme can be found in Annex A-4 of the call under Theme 1-31:

Please note that when applying you will be required to prepare and upload your documents here:

by SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 AT 12PM CET. If you have question about the application process, please contact Mrs. Anastasia Bruzzone ( who is responsible for the administrative procedures. For further details concerning the research project, please contact Dr. Netta Gurari at


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