Job Postings

Postdoc fellow on ABM & Networks, University of Milano-Bicocca (Bicocca) and the University of Milan (Unimi), 20 months

The postdoc will join the ConsNet project, a study of conspiracy beliefs, their social network determinants, and how they impact health behaviors and outcomes in Italy (PI: Raffaele Vacca, Unimi; Co-PI: Viviana Amati, Bicocca). More information about ConsNet is here.

The position will be based at the Bicocca Department of Statistics and Quantitative Methods and will be part of the Behave Lab in the Unimi Department of Social and Political Sciences (

The postdoc will collaborate with other ConsNet team members in the following main task areas:

Design of a national survey on conspiracy beliefs, personal networks, and health.
Pre-processing and analysis of survey and personal network data.
Development of statistical and agent-based models to analyze network data (egocentric and sociocentric), simulate whole networks, model conspiracy beliefs and health outcomes.
Important job information:

Location: Milano, Italy
Office: BehaveLab (
Expected salary range: € 2,300-2,500/month (after tax)
Expected start date: March 1, 2024
Duration: 20 months
Relevant candidate expertise and interests: social network analysis, network science, survey data, agent-based modeling, R/Python
PhD in Statistics, Social Sciences or related fields preferred but not required at start date


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