Postdoctoral position in theoretical graph analysis of brain connectivity - [ Postdoc ]

Added on: 22/03/2017 - Expires on 22/04/2017

IIT invites qualified applicants for a postdoctoral position in complex network analysis of brain structural and functional connectivity at the Center for Neuroscience and Cognitive Systems of IIT in Trento.

We invite applications for a PostDoctoral position (duration 2 years) focusing on the study of brain functional and structural connectivity by complex network analysis. Specifically, we intend to develop and apply advanced methods to investigate topological aspects of brain networks.

Areas of interest include:

  • Modular structure of brain connectivity
  • Generative models
  • Evolution of functional resting state networks
  • Identification of network alterations in neurological and psychiatric conditions

The successful applicant will work in Rovereto (TN), at the Center for Neuroscience and Cognitive Systems, where she/he will have access to excellent computational facilities and will have the opportunity to interact with experimentalists working with neuroimaging methods (fMRI, sMRI, MEG, NIRS, EEG).

The ideal candidate has a Bachelor/MS in Physics, a PhD in Physics, Computer Science, Neuroimaging or related disciplines, and a proven record in graph theory and complex network analysis as applied to the study of brain networks. Advanced programming skills, including MathLab, C++ and Python are essential. Fluency in English is a requirement.

Salary is internationally competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s experience.

Please send your application both to and to Dr. Angelo Bifone by April 22nd 2017 including curriculum vitae, names of 2 references and a statement of research interest quoting “Postdoctoral position in theoretical graph analysis of brain connectivity  (CNCS@UniTn)- Rovereto Trento CB:69196” in the subject.

Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – IIT ( was founded with the objective of promoting Italy’s technological development and further education in science and technology. In this sense, IIT's scientific program is based on the combination of basic scientific research with the development of technical applications, a major inspirational principle. The research areas cover scientific topics of high innovative content representing the most advanced frontiers of modern technology, with wide application possibilities in various fields ranging from medicine to industry, from computer science to robotics, life sciences and nanobiotechnology.

The Center for Neuroscience and Cognitive Systems - CNCS is hosted within the facilities of the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences – CIMeC (, an interdisciplinary teaching and research center in cognitive neuroscience of the University of Trento in Rovereto, Italy. CIMeC also hosts a Doctoral School in Cognitive and Brain Sciences ( The University of Trento is ranked first among research universities in Italy and the region of Trentino Alto Adige is a top geographic location in terms of quality of life and efficiency of services in Italy.

In order to comply with Italian law (art. 23 of Privacy Law of the Italian Legislative Decree n. 196/03), the candidate is kindly asked to give his/her consent to allow IIT to process his/her personal data. We inform you that the information you provide will be solely used for the purpose of assessing your professional profile to meet the requirements of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. Your data will be processed by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with its headquarters in Genoa, Via Morego 30, acting as the Data Holder, using computer and paper-based means, observing the rules on the protection of personal data, including those relating to the security of data. Please also note that, pursuant to art.7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003, you may exercise your rights at any time as a party concerned by contacting the Data Manager.

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.