JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022

University of Pennsylvania

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Behavior Change for Good Initiative
Postdoctoral Researcher

JOE ID Number: 2022-01_111468896
Date Posted: 02/01/2022
Date Inactive: 07/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
D9 -- Micro-Based Behavioral Economics
C9 -- Design of Experiments
behavioral science
field experiments

Status Update: Listing Closed - Enough Applications Submitted
Full Text of JOE Listing:

We’re hiring a postdoctoral researcher to contribute to our large-scale field experiments on behavior change, starting in the Summer of 2022. The position will be guaranteed funding for three years and is intended to help a promising behavioral science scholar prepare for a faculty position at a top business school.

The postdoctoral researcher will work closely with Professors Katherine Milkman and Angela Duckworth, along with others on BCFG’s 140+ member Scientific Team (which includes 2 Nobel Laureates, 4 MacArthur Genius Award winners, and 9 members of the National Academy of Sciences), to conduct field experiments testing ways to improve health, savings and educational outcomes (with a particular focus on encouraging vaccination).

Qualified applicants should have earned a PhD in a behavioral science discipline (e.g., economics, psychology, marketing, organizational behavior, management, public health) by the time of the position’s start, have some relevant research and data analysis experience (particularly with regard to conducting field studies and econometric analyses), and a passion for applying behavioral science to real-world problems.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 03/15/2022
Application Instructions:
Interested applicants can apply for the position by emailing a cover letter, CV, a co-authored manuscript draft or publication, and contact information for two references to Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis.