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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

Postdoctoral fellowship to start in Jan 2023
A postdoctoral fellowship (junior profile, 2 years) is available, to work on the robustness of complex (multilayer) networks from statistical physics and data-driven perspectives. The project is “Beyond network structure: probing dynamics' robustness of complex interconnected systems to functional shocks”
The ideal candidate has a PhD in Physics or similar discipline, experience with complex networks, experience with theoretical and computational modeling. Experience with percolation theory and/or multilayer network modeling is an important plus.
Deadline for applications: 15 July 2022
[Link to the Call] (Code: assegni-DFA-19-2022-DE DOMENICO)
[Link to Instructions for the Application procedure]
[Link to the Online Application]

Postdoctoral fellowship to start in Oct 2022
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. Note that a similar call is available there, contact Dr. Shai Pilosof (Israel) or Dr. James Hall (UK) to know about opportunities there.
The fellowship will be soon advertised, but expression of interest are welcome while waiting for bureaucracy.
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 be willing 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: TBD

SPECIAL for RESEARCHERS from UKRAINE: Postdoctoral fellowship to start in Oct 2022
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 2022: 13 May [Go to the call]

Assistant Professorship (not tenured) to start in Oct-Nov 2022
We accept Expressions of Interests for a 3-years position (about 35,000 € gross per year) to work on multilayer and multiscale models of protein-protein interactions and their impact on human diseases, with an interest to drug repurposing approaches.
The ideal candidate has a research record in network science, is familiar with computational modeling and simulations, as well as with (multi-)omics data. Support for teaching might be needed.
Deadline for applications: Rolling, until the position is filled

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