Center for Decision Research
 
Postdoctoral Positions at the Center for Decision Research

The Center for Decision Research at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business anticipates hiring 3 postdoctoral researchers with starting dates in the summer of 2015.

Position 1

The Center for Decision Research (CDR) at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business seeks a Research Professional interested in social cognition, perspective taking, and intuitive human judgment. Nicholas Epley will manage the position and collaborate with the post-doctoral researcher. In addition to working with the supervising faculty, the Research Professional will be encouraged to develop and pursue his or her own research as well. The position includes funding for collaborative and independent projects, access to all CDR resources, and use of multiple laboratory facilities for conducting research. It excludes teaching responsibilities, although the opportunity to lecture or assist in teaching is possible.

The position is expected to last two years with the possibility of a third year.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Develop original research questions independently and in collaboration with faculty in the CDR, and implement studies to investigate those questions.
* Participate in study design, data acquisition and analysis, manuscript development, and presentation/publication of results.
* Perform other duties in support of Epley Lab and CDR activities, as assigned.

You may apply for this position online at https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=227187.

Position 2

The Center for Decision Research (CDR) at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business anticipates hiring a new postdoctoral researcher to conduct research in behavioral science. This position is for a period of one year (renewable for a second year), with a starting date of July 2015.

This position is designed to support a talented behavioral scientist in generating significant research contributions to relevant disciplines (e.g., psychology, economics). The primary goal for the person who fills this position will be to conduct this research both independently and in collaboration with CDR faculty, with particular encouragement to advance high-quality, cutting-edge field research. The postdoc will also be responsible for providing teaching assistance for an MBA course in applied behavioral science, which will involve interacting with students and real-world organizations interested in experimentally testing behavioral science interventions. Accordingly, we are seeking candidates who have recently earned their Ph.D. in a behavioral science discipline (or are expecting their degree in 2015), and who are seeking to employ and extend their skills in applied as well as laboratory contexts. Close familiarity with methods of experimentation is vital. In particular, experience in conducting field, computer, web-based, and interpersonal interaction-based experiments is desirable. To support this position, the CDR will provide the successful candidate with a research budget, as well as assistance in identifying field research opportunities.

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vita, as well as a cover letter describing how their research interests align with specific CDR faculty and how this position would contribute to their broader training and academic career goals. In addition, applicants are strongly encouraged to separately submit two letters of recommendation through the relevant link provided. 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 in the cover letter one or two faculty members with whom they would be most interested in collaborating.

You may apply for this position online at https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=631795.

Letters of recommendation should be submitted through the following website: http://chicagobooth.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_e2kdW1HIfykBmCx.

Position 3

The Center for Decision Research (CDR) at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is seeking to hire a new postdoctoral researcher to conduct research in behavioral science. This position is for a period of one year (with the expectation of renewal for a second year) with a starting date of July 2015.

This position is designed to support a talented behavioral scientist in generating significant research contributions to relevant disciplines (e.g., psychology, economics). The primary goal for the person who fills this position will be to conduct this research both independently and in collaboration with CDR faculty. This postdoc will also serve as the manager of the CDR’s on-campus data collection facility (the Decision Research Laboratory), and will help to coordinate research projects for the center’s researchers. Depending on the candidate’s qualifications and interests, the position may also offer teaching responsibilities. To support this position, the CDR will provide the successful candidate with a research budget.

We are seeking candidates who have recently earned their Ph.D. in a behavioral science discipline (or are expecting their degree in 2015), and who have developed very strong organizational and administrative skills. Close familiarity with methods of experimentation is vital. In particular, experience in conducting computer, web-based, and interpersonal interaction-based experiments is desirable.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, two letters of recommendation (via the appropriate link provided), and a cover letter describing their research interests, and detailing their thoughts regarding 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.

You may apply for this position online at https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=633011.

Letters of recommendation should be submitted through the following website: http://chicagobooth.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_06rDTHMHCSR7zXn.

General Information

The Center for Decision Research at University of Chicago includes a group of researchers interested in the study of judgment and decision making, social psychology, marketing, and behavioral and experimental economics (Daniel Bartels, Eugene Caruso, Nicholas Epley, Ayelet Fishbach, Reid Hastie, Christopher Hsee, Ann McGill, Ed O’Brien, Devin Pope, Jane Risen, Anuj Shah, Abigail Sussman, 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: www.chicagocdr.org

Questions concerning any of these positions can be addressed by electronic mail to Heather Caruso at heather.caruso@chicagobooth.edu.

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

 

 

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