Economics of Innovation

1 Post Doctoral Fellow position

(Deadline September 28th, 2017 12:00 Italian time - mezzogiorno ora italiana)


Innovation, International Trade, Regional Economics, Applied Economics, Applied Econometrics, Network Analysis


The successful candidate will conduct high-level international research in the field of applied economics, with special reference to the economics of innovation, international trade and/or regional economics. The successful candidate will participate in joint research projects and discussions, and contribute to events such as workshops and seminars.


The position is targeted at promising researchers in applied economics, or related fields, who work on the Economics of Innovation, International Trade or Regional Economics. Within these fields, all types of research interests are welcome but preference will be given to researchers performing empirical work on microdata (individual and firm level data; patents and scientific publications). Knowledge of statistical packages (Stata, R), network analysis and/or machine learning methods will be a plus.

Formal requirements:

The candidate must have a PhD in Economics or in one of the scientific areas highlighted in the profile before beginning the appointment. An excellent level of both written and spoken English is mandatory.

Specific requirements:

Knowledge of standard statitical packages such as Stata, R, Matlab and programming languages (python).

Scientific area:

Scienze economiche e statistiche

Research Area:
Economics, Management Science, and Complex Systems
Research Unit:
AXES - Laboratory for the Analysis of compleX Economic Systems
Type of contract:
Assegno di ricerca
Gross remuneration:

26.000,00 / year


3 years

Full call:
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Director Decree Selection Committee:
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Official selection calendar:
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Preliminary shortlist:
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Final decree:
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Recruitment Program Principles and Standards

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. Shortlisted candidates, selected on the basis of the preliminary analysis, are invited for a research presentation at IMT. Travel expenses to Lucca for the research 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 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.