Neuroeconomics, Game Science and Edutainment

1 Research Collaborator position
(Deadline February 5th, 2020 12:00 )

Neuroeconomics, neuroscience, game, gaming, museum, edutainment, savings

Participation in the research activities of the Research Project "A neuroscientific study of promoting savings behavior in school-age children" related to the enhancement of specific traits in the management of children's savings through interaction and collaboration between peers.
The research project will engage a wide gamut of methodological approaches ranging from social sciences and behavioral data processing to the use of brain imaging methodologies, biometrics and other technologies to assess decision-making behavior in contexts of interaction or collaboration between peers. Games have been increasingly used in the emerging field of neuroeconomics to study brain mechanisms underlying decision-making in a social context.
In particular, the research activities of the Research Collaborator will specifically focus on the development of an interactive game capable of increasing specific financial skills in school-age children through peer collaboration.
The conception of the game should also take into account the experimental context (i.e., a museum) and the possible social spillover of the training. After the design, the Research Collaborator will have to test the validity of the interactive game with field experiments.

The IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca invites applications for a Research Collaborator in Neuroeconomics, Game Science and Edutainment, with experience in game designing and testing in the research field of neuroeconomics, game science and skill development. The candidate must have a curriculum with a suitable scientific background for carrying out research autonomously. He/she is expected to work independently to produce research of international standard and cooperate with other members of the Innovation Center Lab-Neuroscience research group and external collaborators.

Formal requirements
  • PhD;
  • Suitable scientific background;
  • Excellent knowledge of both written and spoken English.
Specific requirements
  • Research experience in fields related to the call.
Gross amount

€ 25000/year


1 year, renewable 

Job Research Unit: 
Job Contract Type: 
Assegno di ricerca

 The interviews will take place on Tuesday March 10th from 11.30am in the attic (Administrative Building, Piazza San Ponziano 6)


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).