[Air-L] Open Position: Postdoctoral Researcher for Vera.ai Project at the University of Urbino, Italy

Giglietto, Fabio fabio.giglietto at uniurb.it
Fri Jul 21 09:20:57 PDT 2023

Hello AoIR community,

I trust this message finds you all in good health and high spirits. I
wanted to take a moment to share an exciting opportunity that has emerged
at the University of Urbino in Italy.

We're currently looking for a dedicated postdoctoral researcher to become
part of our Vera.ai project. This is a three-year research initiative
generously funded by the European Union's Horizon Research and Innovation
Actions. Our mission is to create reliable AI solutions to tackle advanced
disinformation techniques. To this end, we focus our research on detecting
coordinated information operations, analyzing the disinformation narratives
and campaigns they generate, and assessing the impact they have.

The research responsibilities for this position involve two intertwined
aspects. Initially, we are pouring our energies into the detection of
coordinated sharing behaviors and the modeling of disinformation campaigns.
This in-depth analysis is crucial to comprehend the structure and
dissemination strategies of disinformation. Concurrently, we're
concentrating on evaluating the impact of disinformation campaigns and
scrutinizing the role of online platform algorithms that may be encouraging
their spread. Our ultimate goal is to formulate a complete picture of the
disinformation landscape, from inception and distribution to impact and

While having experience in inferential statistics, network science, topic
modeling, and cluster analysis would certainly be advantageous, we're
primarily interested in your alignment with the project's objectives.
Familiarity with the CooRnet R package would also be valuable, although
it's not a strict requirement.

More information about the project, its objectives, and deliverables can be
found on our website: https://www.veraai.eu/.

This full-time, two-year position is based at the University of Urbino. The
gross annual salary for this role is €19,300, inclusive of social security
contributions and tax-exempt. Consequently, the net salary for this
position is expected to be around €16,800 per year.

For those outside the EU, please note that a valid work visa is a
prerequisite for this position. While we are ready and willing to provide
assistance, the ultimate responsibility for securing the necessary
documentation lies with you.

To apply, if you haven't already, create an account on the national website
used in Italy for academic positions. Here is the direct link to the
application: https://pica.cineca.it/en/uniurb/22ass08/ (click the 'Manage
Your Application' button). Please make sure to select the correct project
title to apply for the intended position.

The deadline for applications is 19th August 2023, 23:59.

Should you have any queries or concerns about the position or application
process, please don't hesitate to shoot an email to
fabio.giglietto+mine at uniurb.it.

We're thrilled at the prospect of the fresh perspectives and expertise that
the AoIR community can offer. Best of luck to all potential applicants!

Stay safe and keep on researching,

Fabio Giglietto

Fabio Giglietto
Associate Professor at University of Urbino Carlo Bo
Mastodon: aoir.social/@fabiogiglietto
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