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Our research, at the edge of statistical physics, applied mathematics and computer science, relies on theoretical and computational network science to cover a wide spectrum of interests, with applications to social and socio-technical systems, computational epidemiology, smart urban systems, systems biology, systems neuroscience, systems medicine.
Applications from talented and motivated undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral scholars, as well as visiting researchers, are welcome at any time: please, include a cover letter and CV, in plain English, in your inquiry.
Disclaimer: due to the large number of requests I receive, it might happen that some unsolicited proposals might receive no reply.

On a rolling basis I accept motivated students for internship/thesis projects from UniPD students on:

Open Positions



Up to 3 Assistant Professorships (not tenured, RTdA) or senior postdocs to start in 2024 and 2026
Applications are open for up to three fully-funded 3-years positions (about 35,000 € gross per year) to work on a novel and visionary project to model the interdependency between climate change and man-made network infrastructures at national and global scales. The ultimate goal is to devise optimal mitigation and adaptation strategies. The positions are funded by the Italian Ministry for University and Research's prestigious FIS program, the “Italian ERC”.
The ideal candidate has a research record in statistical physics and is familiar with computational modeling and simulations. Experience with network science, models of network dynamics, statistical field theory and machine learning and/or optimization procedures will be considered a significant advantage. In the case of assistant professorhips, support for teaching is mandatory (up to 48h/year), while the senior postdoctoral position come with no teaching duties. The selected candidates will join our young and dynamic research team, the Complex Multilayer Networks Lab.
Interested candidates should tempestively contact me for further details.
Deadline for applications: Rolling, until the position is filled

2 PhD Scholarship(s) at the Dept. of Physics to start in October 2024
Applications are open for two fully-funded scholarships (3 years) to work on a novel and visionary project to model the interdependency between climate change and man-made network infrastructures at national and global scales. The ultimate goal is to devise optimal mitigation and adaptation strategies. The positions are funded by the Italian Ministry for University and Research's prestigious FIS program, the “Italian ERC”.
The ideal candidate wants to pursue a research activity in statistical physics, developing modeling and computational skills. Experience with network science, models of network dynamics, statistical field theory and machine learning and/or optimization procedures will be considered a significant advantage. The selected candidate will join our young and dynamic research team, the Complex Multilayer Networks Lab, while being part of the prestigious Padua Doctoral Programme in Physics (see Details).
Interested candidates should tempestively contact me for further details.
Deadline for applications: TBC, expected May/June 2024

SPECIAL for RESEARCHERS from UKRAINE: Postdoctoral fellowship to start in 2023/2024
A postdoctoral fellowship (3 years), funded by the Human Frontier Science Program. The research topic is multilayer network modeling to answer this question: How do ecological network dynamics mediate the response of organisms to novel environments? The candidate will be part of a consortium including labs at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev and University of Liverpool, and is expected to spend a research stay in those universities.
The ideal candidate has a PhD in Physics or similar discipline, experience with complex networks, has experience with theoretical and computational modeling. Experience with ecological models (eg, generalized Lotka-Volterra, replicator-mutator) and/or multilayer network modeling is an important plus.
The candidate will have the opportunity to travel abroad and be part of a young research team and international research consortium. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the candidate.
Deadline for applications: Rolling, until the position is filled

PhD Scholarship(s) at the Dept. of Physics
Fully funded scholarships (3 years) are provided, every year, within the Doctoral Programme in Physics (see Details). The lab works within the research area of Statistical Physics of Complex and Biological Systems and is interested in several aspect of network science: Special attention is given to projects mixing theoretical aspects and applications to empirical systems, especially for biomolecular and living/social systems.
Dates for applications: April - May of each year
Deadline for 2024: May [Go to the call]

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