Quantitative Analysis of the World Trade Web

1 Assistant Professor position
(Deadline October 12th, 2015 12:00 )

Economics, Theoretical Physics


Research, tutorship and mentoring of the Institute's Ph.D. students, teaching and participation in the development of the Institute's research activities.

Formal requirements

Degree in Physics or Economics or in a related fields, PhD in Theoretical Physics or Economics or in a related fields, experience as post doctoral fellow. An excellent level of both written and spoken English is mandatory.
Note: Please remember to fill in the "PhD section" with all relevant information when compiling the Online Application Form.

Specific requirements
  • Knowledge of numerical computation method
  • Advanced experience in Mathematica and/or knowledge of MatLab and/or Python
  • Knowledge of statistical method applied to Data Cleaning
  • Experience (publications, conferences, workshops) in statistical model of complex networks applied to economics
  • Deep knowledge of bipartite networks, with specific focus on bipartite network of World Trade Web

1 year

Job Research Area: 
Job Research Unit: 
Full call
Calendar latest update

October 7th, 2015

Preliminary shortlist
Preliminary shortlist
Third meeting of the Selection Committee

October 23rd, 2015 - Piazza San Francesco, 19 Lucca

Final shortlist
Final shortlist
Fourth meeting of the Selection Committee

October 29th, 2015 - Piazza San Francesco, 19 Lucca

Final decree

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)