Posizioni Aperte

PhD fellowships

Postdoctoral fellowships

  • 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.


  • 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.

Link: https://jobs.kcl.ac.uk/gb/en/job/006864/Lecturer-in-Disordered-Systems?fbclid=IwAR2ZV1OpmA9imkP3ss2zX685kUZImoMmIyfYc118MXIT1swBrzv_wPNAOxo

Research fellowships

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  • 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:



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