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Postdoc Opening in Behavioral Decision Making at UCLA Anderson

  • 1.  Postdoc Opening in Behavioral Decision Making at UCLA Anderson

    Posted 01-03-2023 16:37
    UCLA Anderson anticipates hiring up to 3 postdoctoral fellows to join the Behavioral Decision Making area ( in the summer of 2023, in an initiative to promote career growth and broad impact for scientists interested in innovative, rigorous, and applied behavioral science research. Each fellowship will have a term of up to 3 years.

    We will begin reviewing applications on February 1, 2023. Candidates can apply here:

    For questions, please contact the BDM Area Admin Office at

    ***Job Position Details***
    These positions are designed to support skilled scientists in making behavioral research contributions that can substantially advance both theory and practice in human judgment, decision making, and other domains of behavior (including, but not limited to, research in equity, diversity, and inclusion; ethics; conflict; and human motivation). Before starting this position, fellows must have their PhD (or at least a successful dissertation defense) in a discipline related to behavioral science (e.g., social or cognitive psychology, economics, organizational behavior, public policy, public health), demonstrable skill in advancing behavioral research, and a readiness to partner with real-world organizations on research in naturalistic settings. Candidates may add further value with a commitment to the success and mentorship of students from underrepresented and underserved populations, with an enthusiasm for building ties across disciplines and across the university, and with experience in organizing relationships between partners in academia, policy, and commercial practice.

    Once hired, successful fellows will be expected to continue their active research programs, as well as to support complementary departmental activities that promote the success of our diverse community (e.g., development of field research partnerships, mentoring and professional development for students from a broad range of backgrounds). To this end, fellows will be encouraged to work both independently and in collaborations of their choosing to enrich the empirical research contributions of the school.

    Supplemental support will include a research budget, full access to the services of the Anderson Behavioral Lab, and privileged access to resources of the Behavioral Science and Policy Association.

    Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, a representative manuscript, and a research statement describing their interests (including any specific faculty collaborators and/or projects they would like to pursue as part of the fellowship). In order to receive full consideration, please submit your application materials online at

    The Behavioral Decision Making (BDM) area at UCLA Anderson is home to researchers interested in the study of human judgment and decision making behavior, broadly construed. Often jointly appointed in other academic areas, BDM faculty members have expertise in behavioral economics, cognitive and social psychology, marketing, organizational behavior, behavioral finance, behavioral strategy, and public policy, among other disciplines. Core faculty include: Daniel Benjamin, Eugene Caruso, Heather Caruso, Keith Chen, Hengchen Dai, Craig Fox, Jana Gallus, Noah Goldstein, Kareem Haggag, Joyce He, Hal Hershfield, Cassie Mogilner Holmes, Ian Larkin, Alicea Liberman, Kathleen Ngangoué, Franklin Shaddy, Margaret Shih, Sanjay Sood, Stephen Spiller, Sherry Wu, and Shi Zhang, and affiliated faculty in related academic areas at UCLA (e.g., Miguel Unzueta, Professor of Management and Organizations). Area faculty also create productive channels for research support and partnership through various affiliations, including those with NBER, ideas42, BSPA, several governmental "nudge units," and others.

    Hengchen Dai
    UCLA Anderson School of Management