The European Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network PERSEPHONe brings together 8 academic institutions, 3 SMEs, and 1 multinational company from five EU and 1 EU-13 Countries, and supported by 9 partners. PERSEPHONe’s overall objective is to generate new skills, knowledge and innovation for the development of a novel technological platform for photonics based on metal-halide perovskite semiconductors. This will happen by giving 14 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) exposure to a wide spectrum of expertise: materials synthesis, photonic (and optoelectronic) devices and integrated circuits fabrication, characterization, and modelling, upscaling and manufacturing together with a powerful set of soft skills. Crucial for the success of such Programme is the multidisciplinarity and intersectoriality of the network, which will allow the young researcher to genuinely discover and/or feed her/his attitude while having an impact on a relevant scientific and technological field. The entire Network has also the mission of disseminate to various audience (scientific community, young people, stakeholders, etc.) the scientific and technological achievements.

PERSEPHONe Partners are the following: Fondazione Istituto italiano Di Tecnologia (IT), Politecnico di Milano (IT), University of Naples Federico II (IT), Linkoping University (SE), University of Valencia, (ES), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientific (ES), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (CH), University of Oxford (UK), AMO GmbH (DE), Dectris (CH) and Helio Display Materials Ltd (UK).

During the programme each ESR will undertake 2-3 secondments, each lasting 2 months or more. Most of the ESRs employed by an academic partner will have at least one secondment with an industrial partner.

We are looking for 14 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) to be appointed at the host organisations within PERSPEHONe.

Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – IIT (Center for Nano Science and Technology @ Milan) offers 1 Fellowship as described below:

The ESR will first investigate the photophysical and optoelectronic processes in metal halide perovskites thin films happening at high excitation regimes and correlate them with the chemical, structural and morphological properties of the thin films. Then, she/he will be involved in the design of an electrically pumped laser and in its electro-optical characterization.

Start date: between March 1st and October 1st, 2021

Duration of contract: contract for 36 months

Salary: The Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme offers highly competitive and attractive salaries. Gross and net amounts are subject to country-specific deductions as well as individual factors such as family allowance. This will be discussed in detail during the interview


  • University degree in Physics or Chemistry or Material Science or related Engineering disciplines (Applicants cannot hold a PhD degree obtained previously);
  • Fluency in spoken and written English;
  • Willingness to travel around Europe.


  • The applicants shall, at the time of recruitment, be in the first four years of his/her research career and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. (This time is measured from the date of award/diploma of the most recent taught degree, time dedicated to teaching is not considered);
  • The applicants must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host institute for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account;
  • The applicants can be of any nationality.

Contact for further information: Dr Annamaria Petrozza (

Please submit your application using the online form. Deadline for application: December 18th, 2020

Documents required for application:

  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Copy of the latest degree/qualification;
  • Motivation letter;
  • Two letters of recommendation;

MSC Grant Agreement No: 956270

Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – IIT – was founded with the objective of promoting Italy’s technological development and further education in science and technology. In this sense, IIT is committed to achieving its scientific program, which sees a major inspirational principle in the integration between basic scientific research and the development of technical applications. Research activities at IIT cover areas of high innovative content, representing the most advanced frontiers of modern technology with wide application possibilities in various fields from medicine to industry, from computer science to robotics, life sciences and nanobiotechnology.

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