Call for Expression of Interest (EoI)

Post-doc fellowships (assegni di ricerca e posizioni Rtd-A) at the Dipartimento di Scienze Matematiche "G.L. Lagrange" (DISMA), Politecnico di Torino.


Who we are

Politecnico di Torino is a major Engineering and Architecture School located in Torino, North-West Italy, close to the Alps. Torino is a large city (900. 000 dwellers) and an important business and cultural center. Politecnico di Torino is one of the most prestigious Italian Universities, and it ranks 33rd in the area of Engineering according to the last QS World University Ranking.

The Dipartimento di Scienze Matematiche (DISMA) at Politecnico di Torino has been awarded the title of Dipartimento di eccellenza 2018-2022 from the Italian Ministry of education, University and Research (MIUR), and new positions are available supported by these foundings.

What we expect from applicants

Applicants should own some expertise and genuine scientific interest in one of the four central themes of the Progetto di eccellenza:

  • T1. Resilient control for network systems
  • T2. Nested mathematical models in biomedicine
  • T3. Numerical methods for models with high geometric complexity
  • T4. Approximation and statistical inference in random reaction (and interaction) networks
The candidates must hold a PhD title, defended after the 1st August 2010; they should be a promising outstanding researchers whose potential is transparent from an excellent PhD thesis and a track of publications in prestigious academic journals.
Some experience in teaching is welcome, but not strictly required. Interdisciplinarity, motivations to work on the themes of the Progetto di eccellenza and aptitude to scientific independence will be highly valued.

Procedure

Applicants should express their interest by sending an email to hiring.disma@polito.it including:

  • a motivation letter;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a list of publications;
  • the name of two academic referees, including their affiliation and contact information, to which our Department can ask a confidential reference letter.
Please name the files: motivation-surname, cv-surname, publications-surname, reference-surname, respectively. The subject of the email should be: Postdoc-surname.

This call is a preliminary stage aimed to collect expressions of interest, and it is not a formal opening for positions. Applications are received through continuous submission. On a regular basis, the Department evaluates the collected EoIs and decides whether or not to open a position in a specific sub-discipline. Post-doc positions in Italy can only be awarded through a public competition. The DISMA will contact the selected applicants to inform them about the formal opening of the positions and the related procedure.

What we offer

The initial gross salary ranks between 22 and 34 KEuros per year, the entry level depending on the academic track of the candidates. Post-doc grants are renewed annually up to 3 years after positive evaluation of the activity, possibly with a pay rise.
Besides the salary, the selected researchers will receive a travelling grant.

Responsibilities

Hired post-doc researchers will be involved in the organisation of the scientific events of the Excellence Project, and they will be asked to partecipate in teaching activities.