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FYI. Postdoctoral position (US), deadline March 15

The Center for Decision Research at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business anticipates hiring a postdoctoral researcher, for a period of one year (renewable for a second year), with a starting date of July 2017.

This position is designed to support a talented behavioral scientist in generating significant research contributions to behavioral science disciplines (e.g., psychology, economics). To this end, the postdoc will receive a research budget to facilitate the conduct of research both independently and in collaboration with CDR faculty, with particular encouragement to advance high-quality, cutting-edge field research. Accordingly, the successful candidate must demonstrate an outstanding capacity to generate original research questions and implement studies to investigate those questions in both the laboratory and the field. Specific duties will include participating in study design, data acquisition and analysis, manuscript development, and presentation/publication of results. The position also entails management of outreach activities for CDRLabs, including oversight of participant recruiting, study solicitation, and communication with organization partners.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, two letters of recommendation, and a cover letter describing their research interests, as well as the potential contribution of this position to the progress of their disciplinary training and academic career. Selection will be based largely on the applicant’s ability to work collaboratively on research with one or more of the Center for Decision Research faculty members. Thus, the applicant should indicate one or two faculty members with whom they would be most interested in collaborating.

In order to receive full consideration, materials should be submitted electronically by Wednesday, March 15.

To apply to the position, visit https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/ and “Search Postings” for Requisition Number: 102166

Letters of recommendation for the position should be submitted through the following website:


The Center for Decision Research at University of Chicago supports a group of researchers interested in the study of judgment and decision making, social psychology, marketing, and behavioral and experimental economics. Chicago Booth faculty affiliates include: Daniel Bartels, Christopher Bryan, Eugene Caruso, Nicholas Epley, Ayelet Fishbach, Reid Hastie, Christopher Hsee, Emma Levine, Ann McGill, Ed O’Brien, Devin Pope, Jane Risen, Anuj Shah, Abigail Sussman, Thomas Talhelm, Richard Thaler, Oleg Urminsky, Bernd Wittenbrink, and George Wu). The group runs weekly workshop and brownbag seminars. More information on the group and our activities is available at: http://www.chicagocdr.org. There are also numerous workshops, brownbags, and seminars in economics and finance at Booth and elsewhere on campus.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.