Open research position at ISTC in collaboration with the LABSS

A post-doctoral position is now opening at the ISTC-CNR, in collaboration with the Laboratory of Agent Based Social Simulation (LABSS). The position is promoted in memory of Rosaria Conte, Research Director and founder of the LABSS, to foster research following the directions that Rosaria contributed to develop, especially in the field of social and cognitive dynamics. The fellowship is intended as a way to continue developing Rosaria Conte’s work and ideas, reflecting her many inter-disciplinary interests alongside her commitment and enthusiasm for mentoring younger researchers.

Competitive applicants are creative, independent, and have expertise in one or more of the following topics: cooperation, collective action, social norms, reputation, trust, opinion dynamics, self-organisation, signalling, responsibility, heterodox economics, techno-social systems.

We are open to applicants with an interdisciplinary focus from cognitive sciences, computational social sciences, behavioural social sciences, social psychology and other related fields, with a preference for computational and experimental approaches. The position will include substantial freedom to develop a research project based on the researcher’s own ideas and interests.

While highly desirable, a PhD is not an essential requirement. We will also consider candidates who are nearing the end of their PhDs. The position is for one year (with possibility of renewal) and complete applications are due by November the 20th. The successful applicant is expected to start as soon as possible.

See the documentation in English and in Italian for a complete reference.
Note that some requirements (e.g., knowledge of Italian) are soft constraints that do not prevent applications to be submitted/accepted. Interviews can take place remotely via Skype or similar videoconferencing software.

For any further information on how to apply, doubts about the procedure or inquiry about the requested profile, feel free to contact me!