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PhD positions

  • Post-Doc position (2+2 years) in Biological Physics at the Univ. of Naples "Federico II", Italy.

    The statistical mechanics group at the Univ. of Naples "Federico II", IT, has a post-doc opening, starting Fall 2021, in Mario Nicodemi's team to investigate via polymer physics and computer simulations the mechanisms whereby human chromosomes are folded and regulated in the nucleus of cells to control gene activity (see, e.g., Bianco et al., Nature Gen. 50, 662 (2018); Conte et al., Nature Com. 11, 3289 (2020); Fiorillo et al. Nature Meth. 18, 482 (2021)). The ideal candidate should have a background in Statistical Mechanics. She/He will work within a collaboration including physicists and biologists across EU and US. Additional information is available at the group web-page or via email. Applications including CV, publication list, names of three referees in a single pdf, should be sent via email by Sept. 24th.


Website: http://people.na.infn.it/~nicodem/

  • Post-doc on “Complex system and network theory”, Centro di Ricerche “Enrico Fermi” di Roma (www.cref.it)

Posizione per post-doc di un anno rinnovabile sul tema di ricerca “Complex system and network theory”, presso il Centro di Ricerche “Enrico Fermi” di Roma.


  • Ph.D. position in bionano interactions and modelling at RCSI-Dublin in collaboration with the University of Barcelona.

A funded Ph.D. position is available in the research group of Dr. Marco Monopoli in RCSI for a multidisciplinary research project in collaboration with Prof Giancarlo Franzese, University of Barcelona, in the area of nanotechnology, bionano interactions, and in silico modelling, essential to evaluate the potential toxicological impact of nanomaterials to living systems.

How to Apply and more information at: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/phd-in-nanotechnology-and-bionano-interactions/?p133069

  • PhD on Machine Learning for Analysis of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectra at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in collaboration with Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW

Title: Machine Learning for Analysis of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectra

The PhD in Science and Technology of Bio and Nanomaterials, will be awarded by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.


We offer a four year position: The PhD student will spend three years in Venice and one year at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (in Winterthur, close to Zurich). For the year in Switzerland a significant higher compensation is offered due to the higher cost of living in the Zurich area.

Your responsibilities:

  • Develop machine learning tools for the analysis of NMR spectra

  • Become an expert in the field of machine learning for NMR technology, with a track record of published own research results and successful technology transfer

  • Apply for the PhD Program at Università Ca’ Foscari Venice.

The successful candidate has finished a Master’s degree in physics, physical chemistry, or computer science at a research university or a university of applied sciences within the last two years. He or she must have reliable experience in neural networks (e.g., done coursework and own experimentation, ideally proven by successful projects or publications). We expect a good command as well as a passion for programming, ideally in python. Good communication skills in English are also crucial for the work in multidisciplinary teams. The ideal candidate has sound knowledge of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and is interested in understanding the underlying quantum mechanics. The PhD candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and ZHAW. Particular emphasis is given to developing prototypes, experimenting hands-on with data, and scientific evaluation and publication of results.

Please address further enquiring to Prof. Achille Giacometti (achille.giacometti@unive.it )

More information at https://www.unive.it/pag/33115/


Postdoctoral fellowships

  • Assegni di Ricerca biennali (eventualmente rinnovabili per altri 2 anni) all'Università di Palermo

Bando per 16 assegni di Ricerca biennali (eventualmente rinnovabili per altri 2 anni) dell'Università di Palermo per discipline di diverse aree CUN.

Una posizione è riservata all'area CUN 02 Fisica. Il bando n.1498 del 16/06/2021 si può visionare presso l'albo ufficiale dell'Ateneo di Palermo ed è accessibile alla pagina web https://titulus-unipa.cineca.it/albo/viewer?view=files%2F004207485-UNPACLE-f7aef406-ff6f-4ec6-8685-2d4be7eaf1b5-000.pdf

La scadenza per la presentazione delle domande è fissata al 16/07/2021.

Il bando richiede una dichiarazione firmata da parte del Direttore del Dipartimento ospitante di compatibilità del progetto di ricerca proposto con gli obiettivi del Dipartimento.

Deadline: 16 luglio 2021

Link: https://titulus-unipa.cineca.it/albo/viewer?view=files%2F004207485-UNPACLE-f7aef406-ff6f-4ec6-8685-2d4be7eaf1b5-000.pdf

  • Postdoc positions at the University of Barcelona

The University of Barcelona (UB) published a (Flash) Call for post-docs with very short deadline (30/07/2021), funded by the EU Recovery Funds to Spain, for 2 kinds of profiles:

1) Young doctors (who defended up to 2 years before the deadline)

Grant: 2 years of which the last must be spent at UB, while the first can be spent in another institution, but different from where they got their PhD.

2) Senior doctors working/teaching in an institution outside Spain (who a-- defended at least 2 years before the deadline, b-- had contract/post-docs for at least 2 years in an institution different from where they got the PhD, c-- have residency where they are now working)

Grant: 1 or 2 years.

For both positions: Starting date between 1/1 and 1/4/2022.

Contact gfranzese@ub.edu for detailed information.

Deadline: 30 luglio 2021

  • Post-doc in program Global@Venice at Ca' Foscari University of Venice

    Ca’ Foscari University of Venice has been awarded a Marie Curie Cofund program, called Global@Venice, that will allow 15 young and talented post-docs to work with us for 2 years with competitive Marie-Curie salaries. https://www.unive.it/pag/40610/

The Global@Venice Programme has an innovation ecosystem of 28 strategic partners, including spin-off companies, SMEs, large companies & research organisations, where the Fellows will have the opportunity to do secondments or training activities. https://www.unive.it/pag/40938/

Eligibility criteria are

  • Be in possession of a PhD degree awarded not later than 8 years prior to this call deadline.

  • Have at least one major publication without their PhD supervisor (either accepted, in press or published) at the time of deadline.

  • Have not resided or carried out their main activity in Italy for longer than 12 months during the 3 years prior to the call deadline, in compliance with the MSCA mobility rule.

Now the first call for proposals is now open at the link https://www.unive.it/pag/40618/

The number of offered fellowships in this call is 8 and the selection procedure will be Marie Curie-like with two important differences

  1. High priority will be given to cross-disciplinary proposals that fall in one of the 6 global challenges topic defined by our University https://www.unive.it/pag/30766/

  2. The final selection will be assessed though a direct interview of a short list of candidates that will be managed by a Selection Board.

More information at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QbxRv5Gk2I4XfNVLn8e2gBWk-bYTnm5p/view?usp=sharing

  • Post-doc in Theoretical Biophysics at Sartori Group, Gulbenkian Institute, Lisbon

The position is to work on the field of theoretical biophysics, broadly understood. Research interests include: self-assembly of protein systems, cellular energetics, and evolution of ecosystems. Candidates should:

  • Hold a PhD in statistical physics, disordered systems, soft matter, or non-linear dynamics.

  • Be interested in biology, no prior experience required.

  • Be open to multidisciplinary approaches, including collaborating with experimental groups.

More information at https://www.sartorilab.org/apply

  • Postdoc positions on Statistical Mechanics and Complexity at Sapienza, University in Rome, Italy

The Chimera research group at the Physics Department of Sapienza University in Rome (G. Parisi, E. Marinari, F. Ricci-Tersenghi, L. Leuzzi and T. Rizzo) is opening postdoc positions starting Fall 2020 to work on several subjects related to complex systems: glasses, jamming, disordered models, spin glasses, statistical inference, machine learning, neural networks, optical systems in random media, etc. Candidates with an excellent background and interest in at least one of the subjects are invited to apply by sending a CV, as well as 2 or 3 names willing to provide a reference letter at address chimera.team@uniroma1.it

More details can be found at https://chimera.roma1.infn.it/JOBS/postdoc_202007.html

Link: https://chimera.roma1.infn.it/JOBS/postdoc_202007.html

  • 2 years postdoc fellowship on “Statistical mechanics approaches to Machine Learning and protein structure generation” at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Padova

The statistical mechanics group in Padova seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellowship starting in Fall 2020. The project consists in studying polymers with simulations and machine learning techniques, with a particular focus on topological features as knots and links. The final aim is approaching the problem of protein structure prediction with machine learning methods. Interested candidates may contact Enzo Orlandini (enzo.orlandini@unipd.it) and Marco Baiesi (marco.baiesi@unipd.it) for more details.

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  • 3 postdoctoral fellowships in Stat Phys at SISSA, Trieste, Italy

The group of Statistical Physics at SISSA Trieste, Italy (http://www.sissa.it/statistical/ ), expects to make three 2-years post-doctoral research appointments, beginning in autumn 2021. The scientific interests of the group include quantum and conformal integrable models, entanglement in many-body systems, cold atoms, classical and quantum non-equilibrium statistical physics, quantum quenches and thermalization, holography, classical and quantum disorder systems.
For additional info and applications, see https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17224

Link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17224
Deadline: 07 January 2020

  • 3 tenure-track Assistant Professor positions at Bocconi University (Milan)

We are in the process of creating a new department and a new research institute at Bocconi University in Milan, in the fields of computing and mathematical sciences. The scope of this initiative is to bring together researchers with different backgrounds (computer science, applied math, theoretical physics, theoretical neuroscience and more) who share the interest to investigate fundamental challenging problems in computation and information theory and in modelling complex realities. We see the interdisciplinary nature of the project as an important strategic value.

In the next few years we will open a number of positions at all levels of seniority. We are now starting this process with three tenure-track Assistant Professor positions, two in Computer Science and one in Theoretical Statistical Physics.

The successful candidates will be expected to conduct cutting edge research, broadly contribute to the academic life of the department and of the research institute, and be effective teachers both at the undergraduate and graduate level. Compensation and teaching load will be competitive with the very top European Schools.

More detailed information on the positions (currently listed under the Decision Science Department) and on the online application procedure can be found at http://www.unibocconi.eu/jobmarket.

Bocconi University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. Applications are particularly welcome from women and members of groups who are under-represented in academic posts.

Deadlines: Applications for the Theoretical Statistical Physics position must be received by December 15th, 2020
Applications for the Computer Science position must be received by January 8th , 2021

Link: http://www.unibocconi.eu/jobmarket

  • 1 tenure-track faculty position at SISSA for Women in Physics (Trieste)

SISSA invites expressions of interest for a tenure-track faculty position from outstanding *female* candidates with a strong research record in any of the research fields in physics which are of interest for SISSA, see https://www.sissa.it/physics, including Statistical Physics.

Link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17394
Deadline: January 9, 2021

  • Lecturer in Disordered Systems

Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Disordered Systems in the Department of Mathematics at King's College London. Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Mathematics, Theoretical Physics or related areas, and research expertise in some area of Complex and Disordered Systems (understood in a broad sense). For example, but not exclusively, in statistical and quantum mechanics of systems with disorder, soft matter and glassy materials, econophysics, statistical inference and machine learning. A research record in studying non-equilibrium phenomena would be an advantage, but strong candidates in other relevant areas will be given a serious consideration.

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship at ICTP, Trieste, Italy

The Quantitative Life Sciences section of the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellowship starting fall 2020. Candidates should have a background in statistical mechanics and/or applied mathematics, and be able to carry out active, independent and multidisciplinary research in at least one of the following areas: Information processing in biological systems; High-dimensional model-free inference; Individual and collective behaviour in animals and machines.


Applications should be submitted online through: https://e-applications.ictp.it/applicant/login/QP20_2

Link: https://www.ictp.it/about-ictp/media-centre/news/2020/7/qls-postdocs-fall-2020.aspx

  • 3 postdoc positions in mathematics and mathematical physics (including statistical mechanics and stochastic processes) at the Gran Sasso Science Institute, L'Aquila, Italy

The appointment is for two years. Deadline July 23, 2020. Further information, including the research profiles, can be found at https://applications.gssi.it/postdoc/docs/2020-1/Callpostdoc2020.pdf

    • 1 year Post-Doc position on complex systems, Department of Physics and Astronomy of Catania University, Italy

Project Prin2017: Stochastic forecasting in complex systems https://sites.google.com/view/stofocs/home

Contacts: Andrea Rapisarda andrea.rapisarda@unict.it

Link: https://sites.google.com/view/stofocs/home

Application: https://urly.it/36k5n

Deadline: 16 June 2020

    • PhD position at University of Padova and at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology on "Smart Indoor Climate Control strategies in buildings adopting Machine Learning"

The PhD position is at the Physics and Astronomy Department of the University of Padova (Italy) and includes a period of 18 months in Trondheim (Norway) at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Candidates should apply to the general 2020 call for PhD positions by the Physics and Astronomy Department in Padova (open for one month from May 7), listed in this websites: https://www.unipd.it/en/phd-programmes-calls-and-admissions. At page 91 of this document https://www.unipd.it/en/sites/en.unipd.it/files/Schede%20dottorati_36_EN_DEF.pdf you can find the details of the PhD call in Physics, Padova University, for 2020-2023. The PhD funded by NTNU appears at page 92: 1 scholarship funded by Norwegian University of Science and Technology- Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering - Topic: Smart Indoor Climate Control strategies in buildings adopting Machine Learning. To access the competition for this specific fellowship, one should check the relative box while filling the form for the application: more general instructions on how to apply to the PhD call are available here https://www.unipd.it/en/phd-programmes-calls-and-admissions. A Commission will select the best candidates by their records and by interview.

For questions, please contact one of the supervisors Chiara Bertolin (NTNU, Trondheim - mail: chiara.bertolin@ntnu.no) https://www.ntnu.edu/employees/chiara.bertolin and Marco Baiesi (University of Padova - mail: baiesi@pd.infn.it) https://www2.pd.infn.it/~baiesi

Link: https://www.unipd.it/dottorato/bandi-graduatorie and https://www.unipd.it/en/phd-programmes-calls-and-admissions

Deadline: 16th June 2020

    • Postdoctoral fellowship in Statistical Physics at SISSA, Trieste - 2 years beginning in autumn 2020

Research topic: Dynamics and effective interactions in the presence of long-range forces or correlated/active media.

Supervisors: Andrea Gambassi, Stefano Ruffo (to be contacted for further details).

Link: https://www.sissa.it/bandi/selezione-pubblica-titoli-conferimento-di-n-1-assegno-di-ricerca-area-fisica-ref-prof-5

Application: https://pica.cineca.it/sissa/ar-fe-fisi-30-2020/

Deadline: 15 June 2020 (at 13:00 CET)

    • PhD Candidate in Survival Analysis at the Radboud University, Netherlands

Survival analysis is a branch of applied statistical modelling and inference which seeks to model time-to-event data, which are very common in medicine. As a PhD candidate, you will carry out research on survival analysis models for heterogeneous patient cohorts or diseases (e.g. frailty or latent class models, with emphasis on high-dimensional data), using mathematical, statistical and information-theoretic methods, as well as methods from statistical physics (e.g. the replica method). This research project is driven by the data analytics needs of modern medicine, which increasingly aims to target treatment to specific patient subgroups. We therefore envisage engaging data analytics in applying our innovations to real medical data. You will be expected to be comfortable working and discussing with researchers from different discipline backgrounds (mathematics, physics, statistics and medicine), and to have affinity for innovative mathematical, statistical and computational modelling as well as medical applications of new models and methods. You will also be expected to contribute to the supervision of MSc projects within the Faculty of Science and/or Radboud university medical center.

The gross starting salary amounts to €2,325 per month, and will increase to €2,972 in the fourth year (salary scale P). You will be appointed for an initial period of 18 months, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years. The intended start date is 28 September 2020.

For further information, please visit https://www.ru.nl/werken-bij/vacature/details-vacature/?recid=1101059&doel=embed&taal=nl and contact Professor Ton Coolen (Tel.: +31 24 3614245, Email: a.coolen@science.ru.nl)

Link: https://www.ru.nl/werken-bij/vacature/details-vacature/?recid=1101059&doel=embed&taal=nl

Deadline: 7th June 2020

    • 8 PhD Fellowships in “Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences” at Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) starting in October 2020

The 8 PhD fellowships including "4 years - € 16.159,91 gross yearly - free accommodation - free luncheon vouchers and canteen", are awarded in the area of Mathematics of GSSI, which includes also research in non-equilibrium statistical mechanics and the statistical mechanics of complex and disordered systems. The statistical mechanics group of GSSI includes Prof. Errico Presutti, Prof. Stefano Olla, Dr. Giacomo Gradenigo and Dr. Serena Cenatiempo.

Please note that the duration of the PhD program at GSSI is of 4 years like SISSA: the first year is fully devoted to courses. In particular, before applying, we strongly recommend you to inquire for a possible PhD project under the supervision of Prof. Presutti, Prof. Olla or Dr. Gradenigo.

Possible topics are:

Prof. Presutti (errico.presutti@gssi.it), Prof. Olla (stefano.olla@gssi.it):

              • Macroscopic Transport Properties of Non-Equilibrium Stationary States

              • Hydrodynamic Limits of Interacting Particles Systems: Hyperbolic and Diffusive Systems of Conservation Laws from Microscopic Dynamics.

Dr. Gradenigo (giacomo.gradenigo@gssi.it):

              • Large Deviations approach to Localization and Ergodicity Breaking

              • Statistical mechanics of Disordered Systems

              • Integrable Systems and the Foundations of Statistical Mechanics

For more information, please consult the page www.gssi.it/phd/ or write an email to applications@gssi.it or call +39 0862 4280433 or write directly to giacomo.gradenigo@gssi.it

Link Call: https://applications.gssi.it/phd/docs/2020/Call%20PhD%20XXXVI.pdf

Link Online Application: https://applications.gssi.it/phd/

Deadline: 11th June 2020 at 5 pm (Italian time zone)

    • Senior Research Fellow in Theoretical Physics of Matter (RTDA) at University of Padova

The Physics and Astronomy Department of the University of Padova invites applications for a position of Senior Research Fellow (RTDA under Italian Law) in Theoretical Physics of Matter. The RTDA is a three-year faculty position, possibly renewable for two further years. After a successful initial period, the RTDA fellow is expected to apply for a tenure-track RTDB position in our group or in other Italian universities to become an Associate Professor. The RTDA duties are focused on research and include teaching (no more than 90 hours of frontal lesson per year, typically less). The RTDA will join the theoretical physics of matter group of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, currently consisting of 15 staff members and about 20 postdocs and PhD students. Active research lines encompass quantum physics, including quantum technologies and ab-initio simulations, both equilibrium and out-of-equilibrium statistical physics, and related interdisciplinary applications to complex and biological systems. The successful candidate is expected to actively contribute to existing research lines and to establish her/his own ones. The gross salary will be approximatively € 36.000 per year. Only 10% of the gross salary will be taxed if the research fellow is moving to Italy after at least two years spent abroad.

Please contact aadriana.schiavon@unipd.it for additional information and visit https://www.dfa.unipd.it/index.php?id=2015 (in Italian) for more details on the application procedure.

Link: https://www.dfa.unipd.it/index.php?id=2015

Deadline: 4th June 2020

    • Bando per assegno di ricerca di tipo B presso l'Università degli Studi di Milano

Segnaliamo il bando per un assegno di ricerca di tipo B della durata di 12 mesi, nell'ambito del programma di ricerca PRIN dal titolo "Mathematical Quantum Matter", presso il Dipartimento di Matematica "Federigo Enriques" dell'Università degli Studi di Milano, sotto la guida del Prof. Vieri Mastropietro. La ricerca riguarda proprietà di universalità in coefficienti di trasporto per sistemi di particelle quantistiche interagenti (conduttività Hall, semimetalli di Weyl) e persistenza di localizzazione con interazione in modelli fermionici a molti corpi (many body localization), utilizzando le tecniche del Gruppo di Rinormalizzazione.

Link: https://www.unimi.it/it/ricerca/ricerca-lastatale/fare-ricerca-da-noi/assegni-e-borse/bandi-assegni-di-ricerca/bando-di-tipo-b-prof-mastropietro-id-4572

Deadline: 03 giugno 2020

    • 5 PhD fellowships in STATISTICAL PHYSICS starting in OCTOBER 2020

The 4-year PhD course in Statistical Physics includes an initial eight-month intensive training period with lectures on a number of advanced topics. Students then engage in their own research under the supervision of a faculty member of their choice, in a lively and truly international scientific environment, stimulated by weekly seminars, journal clubs, colloquia, and by the presence of ca. 300 PhD students on SISSA campus ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYB3Q0Bq6kg ). Info and application form: https://www.statphys.sissa.it/

    • Postdoctoral position at King's College London (2 years)

The successful candidate is expected to be working in close collaboration with Dr Pierpaolo Vivo and his Quantitative and Digital Law Lab team [quantlaw.co.uk] on the project `Taming the Complexity of the Law: modelling and visualisation of dynamically interacting legal systems’, funded by a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship. The successful candidate will be working towards producing a network-based and navigable visualisation toolbox for UK Acts and bills, and designing a novel metric to estimate the structural complexity of the law. The main tasks will include (but will not be limited to): (i) Extraction of data from the official government website www.legislation.gov.uk. (ii) Construction of the proptotype of an interactive visualisation interface, including cross-references, amendments and time-changes in a predefined set of UK Acts. (iii) Network analysis of empirical features of Acts and bills, with the aim to construct a quantitative complexity indicator for legal texts. The ideal candidate will be either (i) a theoretical physicist/mathematician with a strong data-science and Complex Network background, or (ii) a computer scientist/software engineer with a strong interest in complexity science. Working experience in data extraction and manipulation will be essential, and design expertise in the domain of digital humanities/social science for the visualisation aspects will be an advantage. The post will involve high-quality research and will lead to the delivery of high-impact outputs.


    • Postdoctoral position at the Institute for Complex Systems CNR, Rome (Italy)

The ideal training is in statistical physics. The research will focus on theoretical and computational modelling of active transport of biopolymers across nano-confined geometries. Other research topics will be in the field of granular and active matter and stochastic thermodynamics, within the research project "Coarse-grained description for non-equilibrium systems and transport phenomena (CO-NEST)". The candidate will be involved in collaborations between F. Cecconi, A. Puglisi, A. Sarracino, P. Politi and A. Baldassarri.

The position is for one year with automatic renewal for a second year following satisfactory progress, starting in early 2020. Interested candidates should send their CV to alessandro.sarracino@unicampania.it

    • Assegno di ricerca di tipo B presso l'Università degli Studi di Milano

Viene indetto un concorso per titoli e colloquio per il conferimento di un assegno di ricerca di tipo B della durata di 12 mesi eventualmente rinnovabile, per l’area scientifico-disciplinare delle Scienze matematiche e informatiche riservato a dottori di ricerca e a laureati.

Il conferimento dell’assegno comporta la realizzazione presso il Dipartimento di Matematica “Federigo Enriques” dell’Università degli Studi di Milano e sotto la guida del Prof. Vieri Mastropietro nell'ambito del programma di ricerca dal titolo “Mathematical Quantum Matter”, delle attività che sono sinteticamente qui riportate:

1) Proprietà di universalità in coefficienti di trasporto;

2) Persistenza di localizzazione con interazione in modelli a molti corpi.

Per maggiori informazioni sull'assegno di ricerca, sul bando di concorso e sulle modalità di partecipazione: