One 24 months research position at DIGSPES, PRIN project “HealthyAGE"
Advertiser: Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza e Scienze Politiche, Economiche e Sociali (DiGSPES), Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale
Field(s) of specialization: Health; Education; Welfare
Position type(s): Research Assistant
Location of job: Via Cavour 84, Alesssandria, 15121, Italy
Degree required: Masters
Job start date: 2024-05-15
Job duration: 2 years
Application deadline: 15 Apr 2024 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 15 Apr 2024
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting April, 2024.
Ad text:

We are looking for a Junior Researcher (Assegnista di Ricerca) to work on the PRIN project “Health and Wellbeing of the Elderly” (“HealthyAGE”), funded by MUR and run at the Department of Law, Economics and Political Science (DIGSPES), University of Eastern Piedmont (Alessandria), in collaboration with the Department of Economics and Management, University of Padua.

The Researcher will contribute to the scientific debate on the health and well-being of the elderly. As far as health is concerned, the empirical literature shows that the incidence of cancer is higher among the elderly than the overall population. Primary prevention through screening programs has been proven to lead to a decrease in cancer incidence and mortality. By examining data from the US, we will shed light on the determinants of cancer screening behaviours.

The project will also address the issue of the income and financial wellbeing of the elderly. Over the last decades the economic wellbeing of the elderly has become more and more reliant on their financial choices, which are affected by their financial risk preferences. We will investigate the determinants of financial risk preferences of the elderly.

The Junior Researches will be involved in activities such as the review of the literature, data collection and data cleaning, development of the econometric models and drafting of academic papers

The selected candidate will be supervised by Silvana Robone (PI), and join the research team including Elisabetta Lodigiani (Padua), Elisa Tosetti (Padua) and Anna Rosso (Uninsubria).

The position lasts for 24 months and the gross salary is € 21.880 per year. Fundings will be available over 2 years for the Researchers for conferences and business travels.

The ideal candidates should be proficient in econometrics and STATA and trained in health economics. Applications from both students about to conclude their Ph.D. thesis and newly minted PhDs are welcome. Remote work is allowed. The candidate is expected to start working on the project in May 2024.

Here is the link to the call (in Italian):

(the call in English will be out on the same website shortly)

The deadline is on 15/04/24, at 12pm.

For further information please write to:

Silvana Robone (

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