Applied Economics, Health Economics

1 Post Doctoral Fellow position


Applied Economics, Health Economics, Sustainability, Public Finances


Research and management of scientific tasks in the framework of the funded project CrisisLab, tutorship and mentoring of the Institute's PhD students, limited teaching and participation in the development of the Institute's research activities.


The position will be financed in the context of the CrisisLab project, which deals specifically with health economics, long term projections of health and pensions expenditure; generational accounting; the relationship between demographics, growth, and sustainability of public finances; quantitative analysis of large databases through econometric techniques; the analysis of properties of empirical distributions through parametric and nonparametric methods.

Formal requirements:

PhD in Economics or in a related fields. The candidate must have a curriculum with a suitable scientific background for carrying out research activity in the required field. Excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken.
Note: Please remember to fill in the "PhD section" with all relevant information when compiling the Online Application Form.

Specific requirements:

Candidates must have a high degree of proficiency in the use of mathematical and statistical methods. Candidates must have an excellent record of high-impact international publications and should demonstrate enthusiasm for performing applied research in an interdisciplinary Research Unit.



Scientific area:

Applied Economics, Public Finances

Research Area:
Economics and Institutional Change
Research Unit:
AXES - Laboratory for the Analysis of compleX Economic Systems
Type of contract:
Assegno di ricerca

1 year

Full call:
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Director Decree Selection Committee:
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Calendar latest update:

Interview on March 16th

Official selection calendar:
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Preliminary shortlist:
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Final ranking:
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Final decree:
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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.