Coping behavior on the age-technostress relationship

1 Research Collaborator position
(Deadline December 18th, 2020 12:00 )

Cognitive ergonomics, ageing, technostress, cognitive load, intervention strategies

The candidate will be based in a multidisciplinary team and will support activities related to co-create innovative research designs with an applicative model to complex problems.
Typical tasks include:
- strengthening research in cognitive ergonomics at the IMT School;
- designing surveys and profiling, as necessary, the dimensions that negatively impact the human-computer interaction;
- creating, adapting and implementing specific intervention strategies aim at reducing technostress in ageing workforce;
- assessing and communicating the efficiency of biofeedback-based strategies as solution to cope with stress;
- creating reports using data generated from the application of cognitive, perception, learning, and social psychology;
- collaborating with an interdisciplinary team at the forefront of innovation to generate high quality projects and white papers;
- contributing to the scientific community by drafting and creating interdisciplinary works and reviews based on detailed literature searches;
- being confident to work remotely.
the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca invites applications for a Research Collaborator with a background in cognitive psychology.
The candidate should preferentially, but not necessarily, have a multidisciplinary expertise in understanding how age relates to the distinct parts of the technology adoption process in the area of cognitive ergonomics.
The candidate must be an out-of-the box thinker who is able to navigate uncertainty in addressing new research areas at the Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center - Neuroscience lab.
This role is primarily for someone with a passion and interest in cognitive psychology applied to identifying the dimension affecting cognitive ergonomics.
Formal requirements
  • PhD in Psychology, Neuropsychology or similar fiels;
  • Applied research experience in cognitive ergonomics
  • A suitable background for carrying out research activity;
  • An excellent knowledge of English, both spoken and written;
  • The candidate must have a professional background to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary team, even remotely, while possessing the independence to fulfill the responsibilities of a senior consultant and project manager.
Specific requirements
  • The candidate should possess the scientific experience and confidence to apply a translational approach of cognitive psychology research to a commercial context;
  • Previous experience (at least two years) in consultancy, communicating with clients and generating reports will be considered a plus.

1 year, renewable

Gross amount

approx. 25200€/year

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Job Contract Type: 
Assegno di ricerca


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  • University degree and ongoing PhD (compulsory)


  • Your CV in English (compulsory)