ICT researcher for Smart Society

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Artificial Intelligence, Smart Data, IoT, Photonics, Satellite Localization and Blockchain are just some of the technologies managed and aimed at the realization of innovative projects in different application sectors: from Industry 4.0 to Cybersecurity, from Intelligent Mobility to Agritech, from Space Applications to Medicine and Well Being, from Smart Cities to Cultural Heritage.

LINKS is a Foundation born from an agreement between Compagnia di San Paolo and Politecnico di Torino that has been operating for about 20 years at national and international level in the field of applied research, innovation and technology transfer in which work about 160 researchers. Its objective is to enhance the lever of research and innovation, contribute to the growth of the socio-economic system, activate large-scale processes and projects with significant impacts on the territory and establish a dialogue with the local, national and international business fabric, with a view to sharing and enhancing knowledge, experience and innovation.

Gender Equality Plan: diversity is our legacy and our future. Be part of it. At LINKS, diversity is an integral part of our culture and identity and for this we have adopted a plan for gender equality (GEP). We promote diversity and inclusion because we recognize that they are a source of strength and competitive advantage.


Research Area description

LINKS Future Cities & Communities (FCC) research domain supports private enterprises and public authorities to shape the cities and the communities of the future, accelerating the change towards innovation and sustainability through digital technologies and innovative planning , with the final goal of improving people’s quality of life.

FCC is composed of around 30 researchers with complementary competencies: transport, electric, environmental and biomedical engineers, mathematicians, computer and data scientists, urban and spatial planners.

FCC operates on 3 applied research programs: 1) Mobility & Logistics, 2) City, Climate & Environment, 3) Blockchain.

The Mobility & Logistics program includes projects in the fields of transport planning and modeling, supply chain and distribution logistics optimization, advanced traffic simulation and control, taking into account the growing diffusion of cooperative, connected and autonomous mobility, and zero emissions mobility, with a focus on vehicle2grid, smart grid and energy communities.

The City, Climate & Environment program includes innovation activities in strategic, territorial and urban planning, in the study and reduction of the impacts of climate change on society and on people's quality of life, and in the analysis of the behavior of citizens and communities in order to stimulate participation, sustainable behavior and acceptance of innovations.

The Blockchain program is focused on applied research in the field of Decentralized Ledger Technologies (DLT), including the study, design, implementation and validation of innovative blockchain-based solutions to increase the levels of democratization, security and transparency of companies and businesses and contribute to the twin transition of the cities and communities of the future, particularly in the mobility, logistics, energy and environment sectors.

Description of the activity required

LINKS Foundation is looking for a candidate passionate about shaping the future of society through the study and development of innovative solutions and applications.

The candidate will participate in the design, development, evaluation and deployment of ICT solutions for different sectors, such as control of energy supply networks, monitoring quality of life and health, planning and control of transport systems, design of innovative and environmentally sustainable districts, monitoring and control of the territory.

S/he will apply her/his skills in a dynamic team that aims to have a pivotal role in applying cutting-edge innovations within research and development projects funded by the European Commission, industrial partners or Public Authorities.


MSc degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, ICT for Smart societies or equivalent

  • knowledge of Web Development Frameworks (e.g. React.js, Node.js, Rest AP);
  • knowledge of relational and non-relational databases (e.g. mySql, MongoDB);
  • knowledge of programming and scripting languages (e.g. Python and javascript);
  • knowledge of communication protocols (e.g. mqtt, http);
  • creative, proactive attitude joint with interest in working on development of innovative solutions;
  • ability to work in a team and independently;
  • proficient English level (both written and oral);
  • good Italian

One or more of the following is considered a plus:

  • 1-3 year experience in R&D projects;
  • PhD;
  • experience abroad

Altre informazioni

Contract type: full-time fixed term research contract

Duration: 12 months

Location/Workplace: LINKS Foundation (Turin - Italy)