Pre-Call for Application: 2 researcher positions within the PRIN project Controlling and Utilizing Uncertainty in the Health Sciences, Ancona and Turin 

The Center for Philosophy, Science, and Policy at the Marche Polytechnic University ( and the Center for Logic, Language, and Cognition at the University of Turin ( are looking for candidates for two full (100%) researcher positions (assegni di ricerca) within the PRIN project Controlling and Utilizing Uncertainty in the Health Sciences, coordinated by Dr. Alexander Gebharter (UniVPM) and Dr. Lorenzo Rossi (Unito). The contracts will be for 2 years and are intended to begin at the earliest possible date.

Candidates have to possess a PhD in philosophy, logic, mathematics, statistics, 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 project Controlling and Utilizing Uncertainty in the Health Sciences. The project is a cooperation between research teams from the Marche Polytechnic University at Ancona (Alexander Gebharter as PI, and Andrea Carsetti, Aldo Dragoni, Barbara Osimani as UniVPM Team) and the University of Turin (Lorenzo Rossi as co-PI, and Vincenzo Crupi, Andrea Iacona as Unito Team). It will last for 2 years. The project aims at improving the accuracy of our interpretation of scientific data and the resulting models in the health sciences. It develops a principled way to minimize or utilize uncertainty in the interpretation of data, 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
One of the successful candidates will join the Ancona team and one will join the Turin team. Both candidates will have the opportunity to visit the other unit 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. 

Since for administrative reasons the application deadline will be close to the publication of the official and final call, this is a pre-call. Interested candidates may contact the project’s principal investigators Alexander Gebharter ( and Lorenzo Rossi ( at any time for questions about the announced positions. Note that for each of the two positions there will be a separate official and final call including detailed submission instructions. They will be announced in due course.