ConsNet postdoc recruiting: network modeling and ABM

This postdoc search is now closed.

We are hiring a postdoctoral fellow to join the ConsNet project’s team at the University of Milano-Bicocca (Bicocca) and the University of Milan (Unimi) in Milano, Italy.

  • Apply here (institutional link to call here). See application instructions here.
  • Application deadline: January 15, 2024. Shortlisted candidates will meet online with the project team on January 29, 2024.

The postdoc will join the ConsNet project, a study of conspiracy beliefs, their social network determinants, and how they impact health behaviors and outcomes in Italy (PI: Raffaele Vacca, Unimi; Co-PI: Viviana Amati, Bicocca). More information about ConsNet is here.

The position will be based at the Bicocca Department of Statistics and Quantitative Methods and will be part of the Behave Lab in the Unimi Department of Social and Political Sciences.

The postdoc will collaborate with other ConsNet team members in the following main task areas:

  1. Design of a national survey on conspiracy beliefs, personal networks, and health.
  2. Pre-processing and analysis of survey and personal network data.
  3. Development of statistical and agent-based models to analyze network data (egocentric and sociocentric), simulate whole networks, model conspiracy beliefs and health outcomes.

Important job information:

  • Location: Milano, Italy
  • Expected salary range: € 2,300-2,500/month (after tax)
  • Expected start date: March 1, 2024
  • Duration: 20 months
  • Relevant candidate expertise and interests: social network analysis, network science, survey data, agent-based modeling, R/Python
  • PhD in Statistics, Social Sciences or related fields preferred but not required at start date

Please contact Viviana Amati and Raffaele Vacca for any question about the position and application.

Application instructions

  • Login (top-right button) with your Pica/loginmiur account or create a new account.
  • Upload your full CV as attachment.
  • You may also separately list your publications or other research products in the application web interface.
  • Contact Viviana Amati or Raffaele Vacca for any question about the application procedure.

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