Junior Faculty positions within the context of “Crisis Lab” – The IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca

The IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca invites applications for Junior Faculty positions within the context of “Crisis Lab” (http://axes.imtlucca.it/crisislab/), a strategic research project financed by Italian Government (Progetti di Interesse CNR) with the aim of creating an Observatory of crises and risks in domains ranging from finance, energy, markets, transport and urban systems, with interdisciplinary methodology based on the new science of Complex Networks. Please see list of positions below.
IMT Lucca (http://www.imtlucca.it) is a public international Graduate School and Institute of Technology that acts as a research university with the aim of forming human capital in disciplines characterized by their high potential for concrete applications. IMT strives to reach the fusion of theoretical comprehension and practical relevance.

Statistical Physics – Two Assistant Professor positions, Deadline October 12th; Two Post-Doctoral Fellow positions, Deadline September 28th.

We will consider highly qualified candidates with a strong theoretical background in the field to perform research activities in the context of Crisis Lab, especially for the analysis of financial, social, and economic systems, as well as for traffic and infrastructural networks. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Statistical Physics, Mathematics or Information Science are preferable, and candidates should have a strong quantitative background with an orientation towards applied research. Experience in interdisciplinary applications of Complex Network theory with particular emphasis on community detection and analysis of large data sets is ideal, in addition to knowledge of computer programming and experience in European projects.

Analytics – Two Assistant Professor Positions, Deadlines October 12th and November 30th; Two Post-Doctoral Fellow positions, Deadline September 28th.

The positions will entail conducting research in the context of in the context of complex socio-economic systems, with particular reference to the analysis of organizational networks, the microstructure and dynamics of product markets and the financial structure of firms and banks and the evolution of financial networks. Candidates need to have a Ph.D. in a related field with orientation towards applied research and should have a high degree of proficiency in the use of mathematical and statistical methods.
The second Assistant Professor position (deadline November 30th 2012) has a longer period for applications to leave the possibility open for interviews to be conducted at the AEA Annual Meeting in San Diego (USA) from January 4th to 6th 2013.

Data Visualization – One Post- Doc position, Deadline September 28th 2012

We will consider highly qualified candidates with a strong background in Graphical Data Modeling to perform the visualization of data in the form of tables, plots, graphs and geographical maps (GIS) in the context of the Crisis Lab. Candidates should demonstrate creativity in performing expressive visualizations of large data sets. Strong background in standalone visualization tools (e.g. Tulip, Gephi), graphical programming (e.g., processing, OpenGL, R), and in web visualization programming with HTML5 and javascript (e.g. processing.js, D3.js, InfoVis) is required. Some experience in Interaction Design is a plus. A Master’s Degree or a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Graphics, Design, Physics or Mathematics is preferable.

High Performance Computing, Big Data – One Post-Doc position, Deadline September 28th 2012

We will consider highly qualified candidates with a strong theoretical background in computer science, physics, statistics, information science, engineering, or mathematics to perform research in the context of Crisis Lab. A Ph.D. in Physics, Mathematics or Information Sciences is preferable.

Quantitative Finance – One Post-Doc position, Deadline September 28th 2012

The successful candidate will work specifically in Quantitative Finance, with a focus on the analysis of credit networks, the interdependency between public and private debt, shock propagation in financial networks. Research will be carried out in the context of Crisis Lab. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in economics, management science, physics, mathematics.

All candidates should have excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken, and should demonstrate enthusiasm for performing applied research in an interdisciplinary Research Unit. Candidates must have an excellent record of high-impact international publications.

Appointment compensation packages will depend on the candidates and their records of accomplishment, but are competitive on an international level. Applicants must be able to teach graduate courses in English; knowledge of Italian is not required.

Interested candidates must apply by filling in the online application form at http://www.imtlucca.it/faculty/positions/junior_faculty_recruitment_program.php. They will also be asked to submit a CV, research paper (published or working) and the name and contact details of three referees.

For further information about the position, applicants can refer to the website, or can contact ap.calls@imtlucca.it.

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