Center for Decision Research

Postdoctoral Position at the Center for Decision Research

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 up to two additional years), with a starting date of July 2016.

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 2016), 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 below. 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.

In order to receive full consideration, materials should be submitted electronically by Monday, February 29, 2016.

To submit your application, curriculum vita, and cover letter:
Visit and “Search Postings” for Requisition Number: 099930

Letters of recommendation should be submitted through the following website:

For questions about this position, please email

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, Christopher Bryan, Eugene Caruso, Nicholas Epley, Ayelet Fishbach, Reid Hastie, Christopher Hsee, 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:

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



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