Fondazione Human Technopole

Group Leaders in the Center for Analysis, Decisions, and Society

Fondazione Human Technopole

Milan, Italy

Human Technopole (HT) is a research organization based in Milan (Italy) with a focus on human biology in health and disease. An independent foundation created and supported by the Italian government, HT consists of several Research Centres that will work together to enable collaborative, interdisciplinary research. HT intends to create an open, collaborative environment that will help promote life science research both nationally and internationally.

The Centre for Analysis, Decisions, and Society (CADS) at HT is an initiative being set up in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano that will combine data science, big data analysis and decision sciences as applied to public health and healthcare, including both social and economic aspects of the these. The goals of CADS are twofold: data from multiple heterogeneous sources will be integrated and combined to 1) study the possibility of providing tools to support the medical system and 2) inform and evaluate the impact of health policy decisions.

We are seeking talented early career researchers to establish an independent research programme in an area related to the goals of CADS – including, but not limited to, statistical learning/modelling, medical statistics, clinical or environmental epidemiology, population health, health management and health economics. The ideal candidates will likely come from the fields of computer science, artificial intelligence, mathematics, statistics and socio-economic sciences and will have experience in studying different aspects of health systems. They will be carrying out high-quality, internationally competitive research and be active contributors to the international scientific community.

CADS will be one of several Research Centres at HT that will work synergistically. The others are focused mainly on biomolecular aspects of disease mechanism and will emphasize computational methods as applied to data analysis in diverse fields. Alongside their colleagues from other HT Research Centres, the CADS Group Leaders will contribute collegially to the development of HT as a whole.

For further information about Human Technopole see:

https://www.humantechnopole.it/en_US/

Key tasks and responsibilities

The Group Leaders will:

-develop and supervise the establishment of a world-class research programme;

-lead their own research group;

-foster a diverse and nurturing research environment through leading and mentoring members of their teams;

-build effective links and collaborations with other HT researchers;

-develop and foster links between HT and other national and international research organisations;

-contribute to the preparation of Centre reports to be reviewed by an external expert board;

-actively participate in initiatives that pursue improvement of all aspects of HT;

-actively participate in the co-organisation and implementation of activities that will promote the; image of HT in the international research community, such as symposia and workshops;

-contribute to the establishment of a collaborative and open scientific environment by actively participating in meetings and seminar series internal to HT, aimed at fostering synergies between the groups and propagation of knowledge;

-raise third-party funding

-participate in and help design HT Core Facilities.

Key requirements

The selected candidates will have an outstanding record in their area of research, and an interest in the analysis of human health systems. The selected candidates will possess scientific vision, leadership skills and be competitive in acquiring extramural grants. Basic requirements for the position include a PhD in a relevant subject (e.g. (bio)statistical or economic sciences, social sciences, public health, epidemiology, healthcare management, etc.) and a proven record of scientific research output. Excellent organisational skills and a fluent command of English are essential.

Application Instructions

Please apply online sending a CV, a motivation letter, a project description and providing contacts for four potential referees only through the dedicated area on our website (Apply Now)

The project description should be a maximum of 8 pages long and include both a short description of current and future research in the group in the context of HT.

Questions concerning the role and any queries regarding the terms and conditions should be sent to recruitment@fht.org

Additional Information

The Group Leaders will be based in Milan, recently named the city with the best quality of life in Italy. https://lab24.ilsole24ore.com/qualita-della-vita-2019/ [eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com]

HT offers a highly collaborative, international and diverse work environment. The working language is English. HT will foster top quality, interdisciplinary research by promoting a vibrant environment consisting of independent research groups attracting outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with access to cutting-edge Core Facilities.

HT is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to a leading, internationally competitive research organization. Researchers coming to Italy for the first time, or returning after residing abroad, benefit from very attractive income tax benefits. HT seeks to promote a collegial and family-friendly atmosphere. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including the family.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.