Optimization, control, and identification of dynamical processes

1 Post Doctoral Fellow position
(Deadline December 27th, 2017 12:00 )

Optimization, control, identification of dynamical processes


Research, tutorship and mentoring of the Institute's Ph.D. students, limited teaching and participation in the development of the Institute's research activities.The main tasks of the successful candidate will be to participate to the research activities of the group related to data-driven control and reinforcement learning, interacting with the PhD students and other researchers of the group.


Researcher with expertise in identification and control of dynamical systems.

Formal requirements

A Ph.D. in engineering, applied mathematics, or equivalent, with a focus on control or systems identification is necessary to carry out the research activities.  The candidate must have a curriculum with a suitable scientific and professional background for carrying out research activity in the required field. Excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken.

Specific requirements

Candidates must have a strong theoretical background and experience in data-driven. Experience in adaptive control will be considered as a plus.Candidates must have an excellent track record of high-impact international publications.



Scientific area

09/G1 – Automatica

Gross amount



5 months

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Contratto di lavoro autonomo
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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 online application info and - if provided - reference letters. Shortlisted candidates, selected on the basis of the preliminary analysis, are invited for a research presentation at IMT. Travel expenses to Lucca for the research presentation interview will not 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.


Apply ONLINE only.

Before starting prepare the application attachments and information as listed below.


  • 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 appropriate instructions to upload the reference letters will be automatically generated and sent to your referees.


  • Your CV in English (compulsory);
  • One research paper (published or working paper): compulsory.
    Shortlisted candidates will be asked to present this research paper in the final stage of the selection.