Developing games for prosocial behavior

NEW DEADLINE: May 9th 2022

1 Research Collaborator position
(Deadline May 9th, 2022 13:00 )

Software development, Game Design, Programming digital games, Web technology, Computer Science, Software Engineering.


Research Collaborator in the project “Spinta gentile, vaccinazione anti-COVID-19 e salute pubblica” (SpinGeVacS: Nudges, COVID-19 vaccination and public health) funded by Regione Toscana. The project aims at collecting data about people’s beliefs, motivations, preferences, and behaviors in healthcare contexts. The goal is developing behaviorally-inspired tools to promote prosocial behavior (e.g., improving vaccination compliance among both the general population and healthcare professionals) and to implement transparent and trustworthy communication, decision-making and policy design (e.g., games for social change). 
The ideal candidate will have a solid background in computer programming and software development, and possibly experience in programming with script languages (e.g., Python or Javascript),  event-driven programming, or object-oriented programming. Interest or experience in game design and game development will be positively evaluated. The candidate should be able to build the frontend and backend of an online game that aims to promote prosocial behavior and the understanding of scientific information in healthcare contexts.


The Research Collaborator will join the SpinGeVacS project team and collaborate with the GAME Science Research Center, also hosted at the IMT School. The main activities will be the development of an online platform for data collection and of an online game for improving prosocial behavior and the understanding of scientific information in healthcare contexts.

Formal requirements
  • Master's degree or equivalent;
  • Good knowledge of English, both spoken and written.



1 year

Gross amount

 € 24.320,00/year


SpinGeVacS – “Spinta gentile, vaccinazione anti-COVID-19 e salute pubblica”, finanziato nell’ambito del bando di Ricerca COVID 19 di Regione Toscana con scorrimento di graduatoria di cui al decreto dirigenziale 8971 del 14/05/2021 mediante il ricorso al contributo regionale a valere sul Programma Attuativo Regionale cofinanziato dal FSC e al contributo a valere sui fondi FAR messi a disposizione dal MUR;

codice P0205, CUP: D69J21006470002;

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Apply ONLINE only.

Before filling in the application form, please read thoroughly the full call and collect all the files you may need:


  • Personal info and contact info (compulsory);
  • University degree (compulsory);
  • PhD (compulsory only if stated in the full call).


  • The scanned copy of a valid identity document (Passport or Identity Card - compulsory);
  • Your CV in English (compulsory).