Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT

PostDoc on Digital Twins for Cultural Heritage

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Workplace: Venezia, CCHT

Commitment & contract: PostDoc (Collaborator) 

Location: Venice  


At 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 headquarter is strictly inter-connected with our 11 centres around Italy and two outer-stations based in the US for a truly interdisciplinary experience. 


You’d be working in a multicultural and multi-disciplinary group, where computational scientists (Machine Learning, Computer Vision, image processing, big data and high performance computing), material engineers, chemists, physicists, and archaeologists collaborate, each with their own expertise, to carry out common research. 

The Center for Cultural Heritage Technology (CCHT) in Venice is coordinated by Arianna Traviglia, who has extensive experience in mediating the inclusion of technology within the study and management of cultural heritage and in cultural landscape management. CCHT has wide collaborations with other Research Lines of IIT focused on AI and computer vision. 

Research at CCHT focuses on promoting cutting-edge technologies and approaches for analysis and preservation of Cultural Heritage. This includes ML/CV-based approaches to automatically transcribe ancient texts, discover and monitor archaeological sites on satellite imagery, and digitize cultural heritage objects using automated approaches.  

At the Centre, you will be working in the framework of a prestigious project funded by the European Commission, the ‘Bauhaus of the SeaS (BOSS)’ project. As a team member, your main responsibilities will be to consolidate CCHT expertise in the development of Digital Twins for modelling the impact of Climate Change on Cultural Heritage monuments and sites located in coastal areas and the interdependencies and challenges across different environments. This will entail working with a broad range of experts to define how Digital Twins can support safeguarding coastal Cultural Heritage. 


  • Ph.D. in computer science or a related field where you have achieved experience in 3D and Digital Twins (e.g. Architecture);
  • Experience in the 3D computer vision field (for example, but not limited to, 3D reconstruction from RGBD data, photometric stereo, structure from motion, BRDF estimation, structured light systems, etc.)
  • Proficiency with programming languages (e.g. Python, MATLAB);
  • Proficiency in English language (written and oral). 


  • Experience in grant proposal preparation at National and/or European level. 
  • Good communication skills and ability to cooperate.


  • Competitive salary package for international standards 
  • Wide range of staff discounts 
  • Private health care coverage 


  • 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’s a specialized team working to help you with that, especially during your relocation. 
  • If you are a start-upper 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. 
  • Integrity, courage, societal responsibility and inclusivity are the values we believe in. They define us and our actions in our everyday life and guide us to accomplish IIT mission. We stick to our values! 

Please submit your application using the online form and including 

  • a detailed CV with a publications’ list 
  • university transcripts 
  • cover letter (outlining motivation, experience and qualifications) 
  • contact details of 2 references. 

Application’s deadline: the call will remain open until the position is filled (we recommend to apply as soon as possible). 

The position is pending budget approval. 

The work will be based in the CCHT offices in Venice (Italy).  

We 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: 

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