Open Positions

Postdoc – Deadline 16 November 2020

The Logic Group is thrilled to advertise a postdoc position (one year, renewable) on the project “Foundations and applications of depth-bounded uncertainty measures“.


The goal of the project is to extend extend the group results on Depth-bounded approximation of probability  and belief functions with a particular emphasis on the application of algebraic structures to uncertainty measures and to the application of Directed Acyclic Graphs to depth bounded causal inference.


The ideal applicant will have (or have submitted at the time of applying) a strong PhD in Logic, either in mathematics or philosophy. Very good knowledge of either probability or algebraic logic is mandatory. Good command of graph theory is an advantage.

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to get acquainted with the Logic Group’s style of research, described here and can get a feel for what’s expected from their research by looking at the Group’s recent publications .

The appointed researcher will be expected to contribute to the activities of the Logic Group, to present and publish their results at high-standard conferences and journals.


The selected candidate will join a thriving research group based at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Milan, and will be working under the joint supervision of Marcello D’Agostino, Hykel Hosni and Giuseppe Primiero. In addition, the Logic group comprises two postdoctoral researchers and three PhD students — all working on topics related to this project.


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The deadline for application is 16 November 2020 (strict — please note that late applications cannot be considered)

Please follow carefully the instructions available on the official call, published here

After you apply, we suggest you forward the application email (with all the attachments) to 

Do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you need any clarifications on the application procedure — especially if you’re not Italian: it may sound a bit awkward at first, but the application procedure is not too hard, see below.


  • I submitted my PhD thesis, but haven’t defended it yet — can I apply?

Yes indeed, you can apply provided you send us evidence of submission. Alternatively you may ask your supervisor / Director of graduate studies to send a brief confirmation of your status by email to any of us

  • I did not graduate in Italy — what do I have to attach to my application?

A full transcript of your BA/BSc and MA/MSc (or equivalent) with a translation in either Italian or English if the original is not written in either of those languages

  • I am applying from outside Italy, do I submit online?

Not exactly: you should submit by email addressing your email with all the required attachments to and The subject of your email must be “Pec Domanda di concorso Assegno di Ricerca Prof. D’Agostino Marcello – Prof. Hosni Hykel – Prof. Primiero Giuseppe – Cod. ID: 4639”

  • I am applying from Italy, do I submit online?

No, you have to send a “raccomandata con ricevuta di ritorno”, as required in the Italian version of the call, available at

  • Do I need to send my cv in a separate email?

In addition to the application email you should also forward a signed copy of your CV using the template linked above.


PhD Mind, Brain, Reasoning – Deadline 14 September 2020

4 Scholarships are available in the new Doctoral Programme in 
Mind, Brain and Reasoning at the University of Milan.

Research Areas include: Logic for Practical Reasoning; Philosophical Logic; Computation; Probability; Logic for Artificial Intelligence.

Application period closes 14/09/2020. Details on the Programme and how to apply are available at this link.

Postdoc – Deadline 3 September 2020

The Logic Group is thrilled to advertise a postdoc position (one year, renewable) on the project “Quantitative and qualitative approximations of reasoning”.


The goal of the project is to extend Depth-Bounded Logics

– on the lines of the recent results obtained by the group on the Depth-bounded approximation of probability  and belief functions

– with qualitative aspects (modal, dynamic, and multiagent) for reasoning about knowledge, in particular under negative trust and trustworthiness

– and combining the two.