Call for Application: 1 Researcher Position, Ancona, Italy

The Center for Philosophy, Science, and Policy at the Marche Polytechnic University ( is looking for candidates for a full (100%) researcher position (assegno di ricerca) within the PRIN PNRR project Controlling and Utilizing Uncertainty in the Health Sciences, coordinated by Alexander Gebharter (Ancona) and Lorenzo Rossi (Turin). The contract will be for 2 years and begins on March 1, 2024.


Candidates have to possess a PhD in philosophy, logic, mathematics, statistics, informatics, the health sciences (esp. medicine, pharmacology, public health), or any other discipline in the vicinity of the project’s research foci (for details see below). They will have experience as postdoctoral researchers and possess an excellent research profile documented by top-level publications in their respective fields at an international level. We are especially interested in candidates that have a formal background. 

The Project

The positions will be part of the PRIN PNRR project Controlling and Utilizing Uncertainty in the Health Sciences. The project is a cooperation between research teams from the Marche Polytechnic University at Ancona (Andrea Carsetti, Aldo Dragoni, Alexander Gebharter, Barbara Osimani) and the University of Turin (Vincenzo Crupi, Andrea Iacona, Lorenzo Rossi). It will last for 2 years. The project aims at systematically exploring the infrastructure of different types of uncertain inferences in the health sciences. It aims at utilizing a diverse set of formal tools in order to model these types of inferences and at applying these models to concrete cases. It develops a principled way to minimize or utilize uncertainty and provides a rigorous method to reduce the risks in developing health policies based on data and results that are usually connotated by severe epistemic uncertainty or ambiguity.

Research environment

The successful candidate will join the team based in Ancona. They will have the opportunity to visit the unit in Turin for several months. Both interdisciplinary research centers consist of local and external members from many different backgrounds such as Philosophy, Medicine, Economics, Statistics, Informatics (with focus on ML and AI). There are plenty of research activities such as regular talks given by leading experts in their fields, reading groups, and workshops. 


Candidates may submit their application by sending an email with the subject line “APPLICATION – SURNAME NAME” to by December 31, 2023. Submissions should include a full CV (including a list of publications), 3 selected papers, and a copy of the candidate’s PhD certificate (in English or Italian). In early January, candidates may be invited by email to upload their application via the university’s web page for final consideration. Interviews will be organized online via MS Teams and will take place in the second half of January. The successful candidate will be informed shortly after.

Interested candidates may contact the project’s principal investigator Alexander Gebharter ( at any time for questions about the announced position.