Postdoctoral Researcher in Cognitive and Economic Psychology

The Center for Economic Psychology at the Department of Psychology of the University of Basel is searching for a postdoctoral researcher. The Center for Economic Psychology is directed by Prof. Dr. Jörg Rieskamp and is part of the growing Department of Psychology at the University of Basel, one of the leading research universities in Europe.

Your position
Researchers will become part of an international research group in an English-speaking environment. The required teaching may be conducted in German or English.

Your profile
The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. in psychology, cognitive science, decision neuroscience, behavioral economics, or a related field. Solid knowledge of cognitive and decision sciences research and corresponding research methods and an interest in applying these skills to understand the cognitive processes underlying human decision making are appreciated. Experience in cognitive/mathematical modeling, Bayesian statistics and corresponding programming skills (using R/Matlab) are desirable.

We offer you
The Center for Economic Psychology at the Department of Psychology of the University of Basel, Switzerland, is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position for a period of 2 years with the possibility to extend the position for further years. The salary will be very competitive and additional resources are available for funding experiments and conference travel.
Basel is situated at the river Rhine right at the border to France and Germany. It's a great place to live and work. Health care, quality of life, and public transportation meet the highest international standards.

Application / Contact
Please submit applications (consisting of a cover letter describing research interests, curriculum vitae and up to five preprints as a single PDF file, with the applicant's name as the file name, and two letters of recommendation) by the 1st of March to The position can begin as soon as possible, but later start dates are possible.

The University of Basel is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer committed to excellence through diversity. To increase the number of women in leading academic positions the university strongly encourages applications from women.

Please do not hesitate to send us an email for further inquiries. We are looking forward to your application!
Further information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Jörg Rieskamp
Center for Economic Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Basel, Missionsstrasse 62A, 4055 Basel, Switzerland. Email:

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Location: Switzerland, Basel
Categories: Behavioral Economics, Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Postdoc,


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