Post-doc/Assistant Prof. in decision science under uncertainty (Milan, Italy)

We are looking for one or more researchers in decision theory and computational applications in the area of climate change. The applicant will work on a new ERC project dealing with deep and structural uncertainties in deep-time projections of climate and economy scenarios. The position is based in Milan either at Politecnico di Milano or the RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment, under the supervision of Prof. Massimo Tavoni


Specific tasks include either or more of one of the following activities:

  • Development and applications of theories of robust decision making to climate change
  • Analysis of tipping points in the climate and social systems
  • Stochastic climate-economic modelling


  • The ideal candidate holds a PhD in applied mathematics, decision theory, economics, or related fields.
  • Experience in robust decision-making under uncertainty is required.
  • Capacity to develop either theoretical or numerical applications.
  • Fluency in English (Italian not needed), good presentation and writing skills.
  • Willingness to travel to project meetings and to conferences.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and diverse environment committed to high-quality research.


  • Previous experience with climate change research, including climate science.

How to apply

For a first enquiry, please write to or

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