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Visiting professor position in Statistical Physics and Economics at IMT Lucca

last modified Nov 21, 2012 09:37 AM
Deadline: 14th December 2012
IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca invites applications for a Visiting Research fellow/professor position at the intersection between statistical physics and economics. We will consider highly qualified candidates with a strong theoretical background in the field, to perform research, the supervision and management of scientific tasks in the framework of the CRISISLAB project.
Crisis Lab ( is a strategic research project financed by Italian Government (Progetti di Interesse CNR) with the aim of creating an Observatory of crises and risks in domains ranging from finance, energy, markets, transport and urban systems, with interdisciplinary methodology based on the new science of Complex Networks.

In addition to a Ph.D. in a related field, candidates should have a strong quantitative background; previous research work in the domain of complex networks; ability to develop formal models but also to carry out empirical analyses; previous international experience in the supervision of PhD students; previous international experience in IT and large data infrastructure development projects; previous experience with teaching at graduate level. The candidate should be willing to work in an interdisciplinary environment and to collaborate in an international team.

IMT Lucca ( is a public international Graduate School and Institute of Technology that acts as a research university with the aim of forming human capital in disciplines characterized by their high potential for concrete applications. IMT strives to reach the fusion of theoretical comprehension and practical relevance.

For more information regarding the position, and the online form, please see: