Numerical analysis for large-scale dynamical systems

1 Assistant Professor position
(Deadline June 24th, 2021 12:00 )

Numerical analysis; Dynamical systems; Computation cost reduction; Computational Mechanics; Informatics


The profile sought is expected to carry on research on methods for computational science, to be applied to frontier cross-disciplinary research problems of informatics and computational mechanics, in line with the activities of the PRIN2017 projects SEDUCE and XFAST-SIMS.
The successful candidate will work on the development of methods and tools for the analysis of large-scale dynamical systems. The objective is to develop methods to reduce the computational cost of the analysis as arises in many scientific and engineering domains, for instance, due to the presence of multiple fields or multiple length-scales in solid and fluid mechanics and in computational systems biology. The RTD-A might contribute to the supervision of PhD students and to the educational activities of the School.


Researcher in the field of Numerical Analysis, investigating the computational aspects of mathematics in all its domains, with particular emphasis on the techniques used to perform numerical calculations, including the use of electronic computers, both vectorial and parallel. In particular, the School is searching for a researcher with experience in methods and techniques for the analysis of large-scale dynamical systems described by sets of partial and/or ordinary differential equations, in order to reduce the computation cost.

Formal requirements

PhD in a field related to the present call obtained in Italy or abroad. Curriculum with a suitable scientific background for carrying out research activity in the required field. Excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken.

Specific requirements

The successful candidate is expected to have a track record of research output on computational methods for large-scale systems. Preferred candidates should demonstrate through their publications the ability to work on interdisciplinary research topics.

Gross amount

Ricercatore tempo determinato (legge 240/2010 art. 24 comma 3 lettera a))


3 years

Job Research Unit: SYSMA, MUSAM

Job Research Area: 
Job Contract Type: 
Ricercatore tempo determinato (legge 240/2010 art.24 comma 3 lettera a) ) - Fixed term researcher

Selection procedure and criteria

Selection procedure conditions are transparent and are based on international standards.


A Selection Committee, appointed by the Director, assesses all applications on the basis of the online application form and - if provided - reference letters. Applicants selected on the basis of the preliminary analysis are interviewed at the Job Market Meetings in which the Institute is planning to participate, if applicable to the specific academic sector. Alternatively, individual preliminary interviews may also be conducted at IMT or by conference call. Travel expenses to Lucca for the preliminary interview will not be reimbursed. Shortlisted candidates are invited for a Job Market Presentation open to IMT faculty members and students. Travel expenses for the Job Market Presentation will be reimbursed.

Selection Criteria

The evaluation criteria are based on: Quality of research activity, including publications in peer-reviewed journals and references; Research organization experience and participation in international/national research projects and research periods in public and private institutions (academic and non-academic); Relevance of the candidate's profile for the development of IMT's research activities; Teaching, mentoring and supervision experience; Motivation; Excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken; As well as any other requirements as specified in the advertisement.


Before filling in the application form, please read thoroughly the full call and collect all the files you may need:


  • Personal info and contact info (compulsory)
  • Number of your Identity Document (Passport or Identity Card - compulsory)
  • University degree (compulsory) and Ph.D. (obtained, or "ongoing")
  • Name, position, institution and email address of three referees (compulsory)
    An email, with the instructions on how to upload the reference letters will be automatically sent to your referees.


  • The scanned copy of a valid identity document (Passport or Identity Card - compulsory)
  • Your CV in English (compulsory);
  • One research paper, either a published paper or a working paper (compulsory).
    Shortlisted candidates will be asked to present this research paper during the final stage of the selection process.
    Additional papers can be submitted for evaluation if desired (to be attached to your application in a single zip file where indicated in the online form). Please check the full call for further information about additional papers.