Job: Postdoc, University of Turin, ERC Project

The University of Turin (Università degli Studi di Torino) is inviting applications for a postdoctoral researcher (“assegnista di ricerca”) in the field of philosophy of science and related disciplines.

The successful candidate will work in the project “Making Scientific Inferences More Objective” (, funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and directed by Professor Jan Sprenger. He or she will be affiliated to the Department of Philosophy and Educational Sciences and the Center for Logic, Language and Cognition (LLC).

The duration of the position is one year (12 months), starting 1 November 2019. Slight deviations from that date can be mutually agreed. Below is a summary of the most important information; detailed information is available at

Profile and Evaluation Criteria
Candidates must hold a PhD degree, or provide evidence of obtaining it before the end of 2019. They must be able to demonstrate their research excellence in philosophy of science. Candidates with PhD degrees outside philosophy (e.g., statistics, psychology, metascience) are welcome if they can demonstrate their aptness for the project and their expertise in philosophy of science.

Employment Terms and Conditions
The selected candidate will be appointed as a research fellow (assegnista di ricerca) for a period of one year (12 months). The fellowship (assegno) is exempt from regular income tax under Italian legislation; only social security contributions apply. The gross amount of the fellowship is 40,500 € per year, which corresponds to ca. 36,000 € net. Office space and equipment will be provided; the project also provides sufficient travel funds. The selected candidate should collaborate with other project members on a regular basis and contribute to the research activities of the LLC.

Information and Application
Applications must be made via the PICA system under the link Other applications cannot be considered.

The deadline for applications will be 8 October 2019 at 13:00 Central European Summer Time. (Skype) Interviews will be held on 11 October and information about the outcome will be sent as soon as possible afterwards.