A stepping stone in your research career

PhD@IIT
A stepping stone in your research career

IIT gives graduate students the opportunity to earn a doctoral degree by making good use of its state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities. All our supervisors have an international standing, interdisciplinarity is the rule and the environment is international; in short, if you want a challenging, but rewarding start for a career in research, we are here for you. 

IIT is not a degree-awarding body though.  

PhD students are registered in a number of Italian & International Universities IIT has agreements with, and the Universities award the degree, in addition of being ultimately responsible for the organizational and training aspects of the PhD. IIT provides the research environment and finances the bursaries that the Universities will eventually award to the students, after a public selection process. 

The added value of a PhD at IIT

The added value of a PhD@IIT

IIT is an excellent research institution. We have already said it.
It also has a mission to link basic research with technological development and technology transfer. This is a plus, if you are interested in understanding the potential economical and societal implications of your research. Another distinctive trait of IIT is independence; our research groups are financially and intellectually independent, IIT provides them with the means and the freedom to concentrate on what they think is worth investigating.
On the top of these favourable points, we have established an umbrella structure, with the aim to give a distinctive IIT flavour independent of which IIT centre you are in, or which University you are registered at. With time, we aim to harmonize administrative procedures and create communal training programmes, and most importantly provide a single contact point for PhD-related queries.
In this framework, we have also launched (2021) an IIT-managed doctoral programme in collaboration with the Open University as a quality control- and degree awarding body. This programme is delivered through an Affiliated Research Centre (ARC@IIT) and you can gather more information about it by clicking here.

Current openings

Current openings

Check out the positions available at the ARC.

Please read carefully the description of the submission process as indicated in the individual advert; the details may be considerably different depending on the University involved. The procedures must be followed by all applicants.

PHD at SSSUP

PhD Course in Biorobotics
4 PhD positions available at the Phd course organized by Scuola Superiore Universitaria Sant'Anna di Pisa

IIT has agreed to finance and host 4 scholarships for developing their Ph.D. project. Openings are proposed by:

How to apply SSSUP

To apply:  full information is available at the general web page of the Call for application 2022-2023 to the Ph.D. in Biorobotics of the Scuola Superiore Universitaria Sant'Anna di Pisa - School of Advanced Studies Sant'Anna Pisa, where are expressed the general conditions and the online application. Please notice the Deadline for application submission stated on top of the page.

BICOCCA - INTRO

IIT scholarships for PhD positions available at the Università degli studi di Milano-Bicocca
IIT has agreed with Università degli studi di Milano-Bicocca to finance and host scholarships for developing Ph.D. project in its premises.

BICOCCA - Technologies for Biomolecular Systems

PhD Course in Technologies for Biomolecular Systems

1 position available for the development of the research topic: "Geneless optomodulation for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias ".
Supervisor: Guglielmo Lanzani, Principal Investigator of the Nanomaterials for Energy and Lifescience Research Line, located at the Center for Nano Science and Technology of the IIT in Milano.
Prospective candidates can contact silvia.matti@iit.it and guglielmo.lanzani@iit.it to learn more about the research topic.
For more information, please visit web page of the PhD course in Technologies for Biomolecular Systems (TeCSBI) and the Project based Scholarships page.
 

BICOCCA - Chemical, Geological and Environmental Sciences

PhD Course in Chemical, Geological and Environmental Sciences

1 position available for the development of the research topic: "Biomaterials for the healing of corals and conservation of reefs biodiversity ".
Supervisor: Athanassia Athanassiou, Principal Investigator of the Smart Materials Research Line Research Line, located at the Center for Convergent Technologies, in Genova.
Prospective candidates may contact silvia.tumino@iit.it or athanassia.athanassiou@iit.it to learn more about the research topic.
For more information, please visit the web page of the PdD course in Chemical, Geological and Environmental Sciences and the Project based Scholarships page.

BICOCCA - Materials Science and Nanotechnology

PhD Course in Materials Science and Nanotechnology

Openings are proposed by:

  1. Mario Caironi, Principal Investigator of the Printed and Molecular Electronics research line, located at the Center for Nano Science and Technology of the IIT in Milano: 1 position available for the research theme “Organic Semiconductors for Edible Electronics”. Interested candidates can write to annalisa.nava@iit.it and mario.caironi@iit.it for more information on the research project. 
  2. Michele Parrinello, Principal Investigator of the Atomistic simulations research line, located at the Center for Human Technologies of the IIT in Genova: 1 position available for the research theme “Machine learning and molecular dynamics”. Interested candidates can write to sara.guastavino@iit.it and michele.parrinello@iit.it for more information on the research project. 

For more information, please the web page of the PdD course in Materials Science and Nanotechnology and the Project based Scholarships page.

Bicocca - how to apply

To apply:  full information is available at the general web page of the Call for application 2022-2023 to the Ph.D. programmes of the Università degli studi di Milano-Bicocca, where are available links
to the Online application guide, to a list of FAQs and to the Call for Applications. In the description sheet, for each programme applicants can find information on all PhD Courses.
This project is listed in the available “project based scholarships”.
Please notice the Deadline for application submission stated on top of the page.
 

UNIBO INTRO

IIT scholarships for PhD positions available at Alma Mater - Università di Bologna
IIT has agreed with Alma Mater Università di Bologna to finance and host scholarships for developing Ph.D. project in its premises.

UNIBO DATA SCIENCE

PhD Course in Data Science and Computation

3 positions available for the development of the research in the field of Genomics and Bioinformatics, Medicina personalizzata, Computational Chemistry & Physics.
All positions will be hosted in the Computational and Chemical Biology Research Line, located at the Center for Human Technologies in Genova

For more information, please visit web page of the PhD course in Data Science and Computation of the Alma Mater web site.It is recommended to refer to the University's web page for all the relevant information and deadlines

 

UNIBO SBBF

PhD Course in Biotechnological, Biocomputational, Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences

4 positions are available for the development of the research in the field of Drug Discovery.

For more information, please visit web page of the Phd Course in Biotechnological, Biocomputational, Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences of the Alma Mater web site

UNIBO - HOW TO APPLY

To apply:  full information is available at the general web page of the PhD Programmes of the Alma Mater - Università di Bologna, where are available links to all PhD Courses, to the Online application guide, to a list of FAQs, to the Regulation Governing the PhD Programme Degrees (Third Cycle Programme) and to the Call for Applications
This project is listed in the available “project based scholarships”.
Please notice the Deadline for application submission stated on top of the page.

UNIGE INTRO

IIT scholarships for PhD positions available at the Università degli studi di Genova
IIT has agreed with Università degli studi di Genova to finance and host scholarships on different courses for developing Ph.D. projects in its premises.

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UNIGE - BIOENGINEERING AND ROBOTICS AHR

PhD Course in Bioengineering and Robotics, curriculum "Advanced and Humanoid Robotics" (code 9233)

20 Openings are proposed by:

Check the web page dedicated to the PhD course for further information.

UNIGE - BIOENGINEERING AND ROBOTICS BIONANO

PhD Course in Bioengineering and Robotics, curriculum "Bionanotechnologies" (Code 9235)

7 Openings are proposed by:

Check the web page dedicated to the PhD course for further information.

UNIGE - BIOENGINEERING AND ROBOTICS CRIRT

PhD Course in Bioengineering and Robotics, curriculum "Cognitive Robotics, Interaction and Rehabilitation Technologies" (code 9236)

8 Openings are proposed by:

Check the web page dedicated to the PhD course for further information.

UNIGE - PHYSICS PHYSICS

PhD Course in Physics and Nanosciences, curriculum "Physics" (code 9267)

3 positions are all offered by Sergey Arthyukhin, principal investigator of the Quantum Materials Theory research line, with activities located at the Center for Convergent Technologies (CCT) of the IIT in Genova.

We suggest all interested candidates to contact S Artyukhin for further details.

UNIGE PHYSICS BIO-NANOSCIENCE

PhD Course in Physics and Nanosciences, curriculum "Bio-Nanoscience" (code 9266)

5 Openings are proposed by:

UNIGE - NEURO

PhD Course in Neurosciences, curriculum "Neuroscience and Neurotechnologies" (code 9293)

5 openings are offered by

UNIGE - PAVIS

PhD Course in Science and Technology for Electronic and Telecomunication Engineering, curriculum "Computational Vision, Automatic Recognition and Learning (Code 9320)

2 openings are offered by Alessio del Bue, principal investigator of the Pattern Analysis and Computer Vision Research Line, which is located at the Center for Human Technologies (CHT) of the IIT in Genova.

UNIGE D3

PhD Course in Science and Technology of Chemistry and Materials, curriculum "Drug Discovery and Nanobiotechnologies" (Code 9307)

One position is proposed by Tiziano Bandiera, Principal Investigator of the D3 PharmaChemistry research line, located at the Center for Convergent Technologies (CCT) of the IIT in Genova.

UNIGE NACH

PhD Course in Science and Technology of Chemistry and Materials, curriculum "Nanochemistry" (Code 9308)

8 Openings are proposed by:

UNIGE - IMECH

PhD Course in Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, curriculum "Mechanics, Measurement and Materials" (code 9276)

One position is proposed by Ferdinando Cannella, Head of Industrial Robotic Unit, with activities located at the Center for Convergent Technologies (CCT) of the IIT in Genova.

UNIGE - HOW TO APPLY

To apply: full information is available at the general web page of the PhD programmes of the Università degli studi di Genova. This page offers all the official documentation related to the available positions: a presentation page for all PhD programmes available, the notice for competion (bando di concorso), the list of PhD programmes annexed to the notice (usually known as annexed A - elenco dei corsi di dottorato attivati).

If you are willing to apply, please check first the pages dedicated to the instructions (step 3) and the list of documents  you will need to collect; then apply. 

Please notice the deadline for application submission stated on top of the page and in the notice for competition.