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 up to 2 postdoctoral researchers, each for a period of one year (renewable for a second year), with a starting date of July 2017.

Position 1: Supported by a gift from Howard and Nancy Marks to the Center for Decision Research, this position is designed to foster research that is on the boundaries of psychology, economics, and finance. We are seeking candidates who have recently earned their Ph.D. in one of those fields (or are expecting their degree in 2017) and would like to broaden and deepen their knowledge in one of the neighboring disciplines. The primary goal for the person who fills this position will be to strengthen cross-disciplinary research skills and conduct research. To this end, the postdoc will receive a research budget and is encouraged to collaborate on projects of mutual interest with faculty in all faculty groups at the Booth School as well as units at the University of Chicago. The only other responsibilities of this postdoc will be to serve as the coordinator of the center’s brownbag series, and assist with other center programs and events as needed.

Position 2: 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 of 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.

Depending on the candidate’s qualifications and interests, both open positions may also offer teaching responsibilities.

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 Friday, January 20, 2017.

To apply to Position 1 (Howard and Nancy Marks postdoc), visit:
https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu and “Search Postings” for Requisition Number: 101750

Letters of recommendation for Position 1 (Howard and Nancy Marks postdoc) should be submitted through the following website:
http://chicagobooth.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3eBuZg5O4dB5W0l.

To apply to Position 2 (postdoc/CDRLabs manager), visit:
https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu and “Search Postings” for Requisition Number: 101751

Letters of recommendation for Position 2 (postdoc/CDRLabs manager) should be submitted through the following website:
http://chicagobooth.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8vRDBxJNnZMMVDf

For questions about either of these positions, please email the Executive Director of the Center for Decision Research, Heather.Caruso@chicagobooth.edu.

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: 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.

 

 

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