Assistant Professor in Data Sciences in the Analysis of Economic Systems and Markets

1 Assistant Professor position


Analytics, Statistics, Machine Learning and Data Sciences


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.


Research in the context of the Crisis Lab project, with particular reference to the analysis of institutional sources as well of the microstructure and dynamics of product markets. Analysis of input-output intersectoral matrices, productivity indicators, etc.

Formal requirements:

PhD in a required 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 should 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 excellent communication skills. Candidates should demonstrate enthusiasm for performing applied research in an interdisciplinary Research Unit.


Crisis Lab.

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

12 months.

Full call:
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Director Decree Selection Committee:
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Official selection calendar:
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Preliminary shortlist:
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Interview: April 19th 2016

Final 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. 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.


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.
    Up to 11 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)