EU Horizon 2020 project “PROTON”

Post-doc position (1 year, renewable) at the Laboratory of Agent Based Social Simulation of
the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, Italian National Research Council.
We are seeking candidates for a one-year postdoc position to work on the EU Horizon 2020 project
“PROTON” ( The position will involve the development of agentbased
models of recruitment to organized crime and terrorist networks.

The Laboratory of Agent Based Social Simulation (LABSS) is part of the Institute of Cognitive
Sciences and Technologies (ISTC) and the Italian National Research Council (CNR) and is located
in central Rome, Italy.

We are a highly interdisciplinary research group working at the intersection of cognitive, social, and
computational sciences. Accordingly, the position requires a team player with a willingness to
thrive in a highly interdisciplinary environment. The laboratory welcomes researchers from all
countries and operates mainly in the context of EU-funded research.

Mathematical, agent-based modelling, and programming skills are required. Knowledge of agentbased
simulation platforms, in particular, NetLogo, and statistical analysis tools, for example R, is
essential too.

While highly desirable, a PhD is not an essential requirement. We will also consider candidates who
are nearing the end of their PhD.

To have more information about the project, contact:

Salary per year: if with a Master Degree, EUR 19,367 (about EUR 17,160 net) or, if with a PhD
title, EUR 22,000 (about EUR 19,500 net);
Starting from: November-December 2018;

Application: the call will be opened officially in the next weeks online on the ISTC-CNR website
“Opportunities” section.