Network Neuroscience

1 Post Doctoral Fellow position

Theory of Complex Networks, Brain Imaging
The post holder will analyze functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain networks in health, and in psychiatric/neurological disorders such as schizophrenia and mild cognitive impairment. The candidate will have the opportunity to work on exciting and original research ideas, and to collaborate with world-leading neuroscientists. The post holder will be asked to collaborate with Santa Lucia Foundation to manage data acquisition, and will be involved in a research group with neuroscientists and theoretical physicists also from IIT-Trento University and ISC-CNR and Istituto Sistemi Complessi- Consiglio Nazionale delle ricerche.
Formal requirements:
Curriculum vitae (resume) providing a detailed description of the research interests, strong background in Networks Science or a related discipline, good programming skills (preferably MATLAB or C programming language), and interest in Neuroscience and the Brain. Excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken.
Specific requirements:
Experience with mixture modelling, stochastic blockmodelling or machine learning. The possession of the PhD is to be considered preferential. Good communication and organizational skills to work in a research group are desirable.
IIT (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia) – APRICOR (Analysis and Processing of Image Correlation)
Scientific area:
Scienze Fisiche
Research Area:
Computer Science and Applications
Research Unit:
NETWORKS - Complex Networks
Type of contract:
Assegno di ricerca
1 year renewable according to the Italian Law in force
Full call:
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Calendar latest update:
June 10th, 2015
Official selection calendar:
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Preliminary shortlist:
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July 6th, 2015 from 11:30am - Piazza San Francesco, 19 Lucca
Final ranking:
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Recruitment Program Principles and Standards

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 theresearch 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.