Positions Available

We have multiple post-doc positions available at the moment. All positions are for two years with a possibility to extend for a third year. The post-docs are expected to work on one or more of the following topics: 

1. Computational models of judgment and decision making. The ideal candidates should have extensive experience in cognitive modeling and be interested in understanding human decision processes using computational approaches; an interest in decision heuristics is a plus but not necessary. 

2. Collective behavior and group decision making. The ideal candidates should be interested and have experience in studying the decision processes of groups or teams; prior research experience in “the wisdom of crowds” is a plus but not necessary.

3. Risk literacy and communication. The ideal candidates should have prior experience in conducting research in educating or communicating risks to the general public in domains of medicine, finance, and/or policy making; an interest in the “nudge vs. boost” debate is a plus but not necessary. 

For all positions, a) the suitable candidates are encouraged to conduct research in field or ecologically valid settings; b) there will be no teaching involved; c) there will be amble support for research expenses and traveling for conferences and research visits; d) salary and compensation will depend on experience and be internationally competitive; and e) the ability to speak Mandarin Chinese is not required.   

As an international metropolitan, Beijing has a fine mixture of history, culture, and life styles and is very safe and foreigner-friendly. The institute of psychology is located in the northern part of Beijing and is within walking distances to a large green public park (the Olympic Forest Park), the Bird Nest and the Water Cube (two iconic buildings constructed for the 2008 Beijing Olympics), and numerous restaurants and services. 

Applications should consist of a cover letter describing research interests and fit to the position, a curriculum vitae, up to three representative research articles, and two letters of recommendation. All materials should be sent toDr. Shenghua Luan at luansh@psych.ac.cn, preferably in PDF files, under the heading “Application for Post-doc by YOUR NAME.”