Network Neuroscience

1 Post Doctoral Fellow position
(Deadline June 29th, 2015 12:00 )
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
1 year renewable according to the Italian Law in force
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Assegno di ricerca
Full call
Calendar latest update
June 10th, 2015
Preliminary shortlist
Preliminary shortlist
Third meeting of the Selection Committee
July 6th, 2015 from 11:30am - Piazza San Francesco, 19 Lucca
Final ranking
Final ranking

Selection procedure and criteria

Selection procedure conditions are transparent and based on international standards.


A Selection Committee, appointed by the Director, assesses all applications on the basis of the online application form 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 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)
  • 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 instructions on how to upload the reference letters will be automatically sent to your referees.


  • The scanned copy of a valid identity document (Passport or Identity Card - compulsory)
  • Your CV in English (compulsory);
  • One research paper, either a published one or a working paper (compulsory).
    Shortlisted candidates will be asked to present this research paper in the final stage of the selection.