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Postdoctoral Research Professional
Chicago Booth
Center for Decision Research
Post-doctoral Position

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 additional years), with a starting date of July 2018.

 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 empirical research. Accordingly, the successful candidate must demonstrate an outstanding capacity to generate original research questions and implement studies to investigate those questions. 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 CDR Labs, including oversight of participant recruiting, study solicitation, and communication with organization partners. You can view the full job posting (Requisition # JR01151) here.

 Depending on the candidate’s qualifications and interests, this position 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.

 Review of applications is happening now, on a rolling basis. In order to receive full consideration, please submit your application materials electronically in the following way:

  • Review the job posting (Requisition # JR01151), and click on the relevant “Apply” button
  • Arrange for two letters of recommendation to be emailed to the CDR Admin Office, c/o Vicki Drozd (

 For questions about any of these positions, please email the Executive Director of the Center for Decision Research,


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, Marianne Bertrand, Chris Bryan, Berkeley Dietvorst, Nicholas Epley, Ayelet Fishbach, Reid Hastie, Christopher Hsee, Emma Levine, Ariel Kalil, Emir Kamenica,Boaz Keysar, Susan Mayer, Ann McGill, Ed O’Brien, Devin Pope, Jane Risen, Anuj Shah, Alex Shaw, 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.


Heather Caruso
Chicago Booth 5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago IL, 60637
NOTE: The above information is provided by the employer. The Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc. does not verify the accuracy of these statements.