Applications are invited to fill one postdoctoral position at the Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi (ISC-CNR) [Institute for Complex Systems] in Rome, Italy, in the framework of the european project DRUST (Digging for the Roots of UnderSTanding) funded by the European Science Foundation.
The candidate is expected to work in the stimulating area of computational social science. We are particularly interested in modeling and investigating language and opinion dynamics in human and social systems.
A strong interest towards working in a highly interdisciplinary area is an imperative requisite, the object of the postdoc involving issues from different fields such as hard sciences (physics, mathematics and computer science), linguistics, cognitive science and psychology. Good modeling abilities and computer programming skills are highly appreciated.
The selected candidate will be able to design and perform research in a range of directions going from data science and theoretical modelling to construction of web-based experiments involving human subjects. Creative and motivated individuals are therefore strongly encouraged to apply, regardless of their specialties.
ISC-CNR offers a stimulating environment with different groups working in interdisciplinary research on complex systems. The selected candidate will collaborate with the group of Prof. Vittorio Loreto at the “Sapienza” University in Rome. The duration of the fellowship is one year, and it is renewable for a second year.
Applications including a CV, a list of publications, and a description of past research and future research interests, should be sent to Claudio Castellano and Vittorio Loreto. Applicants might be later required to arrange for two letters of recommendation.
Applications will be considered upon their reception. Though we do not fix a strict deadline we invite candidates to send their applications by August the 31st, 2012.