Postdoctoral Researcher in Cognitive and Economic Psychology

Feb 02, 2018
Mar 04, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The Center for Economic Psychology is directed by Prof. Dr. Jörg Rieskamp. The lab is part of the growing Department of Psychology at the University of Basel, one of the leading research universities in Europe. 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.

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.

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 (e.g., August/September 2018) 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.