Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Behavioural Science

Attendance

Partially Remote (some attendance required)

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Type

Postdoc

Annual Salary

42800 EUR
(45300 - 45300 USD)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Behavioural Science

The Behavioural Research Unit at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) wishes to appoint a postdoctoral research fellow. Candidates will be considered from a range of disciplines, including but not limited to behavioural economics, experimental psychology and decision science. This is a 3-year fixed term position.

The Institute

The ESRI, founded in 1960, is located in Dublin’s South Docklands area. Our role is to provide high-quality research evidence for policy. We have over 110 staff, including economists, sociologists and psychologists, in addition to support and technical staff.

The Behavioural Research Unit (BRU)

The Behavioural Research Unit (BRU) is a team of behavioural economists and psychologists who carry out behavioural research for multiple government departments and agencies. The BRU deploys a broad range of research methods, but specialises in designing and conducting laboratory, online and field experiments to diagnose policy problems and test potential solutions. Much of the BRU’s work focuses on behaviours linked to financial, environmental and health outcomes. Candidates are strongly advised to visit www.esri.ie/bru.

Role Description

The job is to design, programme and conduct experiments tailored to the investigation of decisions and behaviours of relevance to policy. The post requires strong quantitative and experimental research skills. The BRU relies on strong teamwork and the successful candidate will reflect this.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

Candidates should have a background in behavioural economics, experimental psychology, decision science, or a closely related discipline. In addition to the abovementioned qualities, the successful candidate will have:

  • A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (completed or nearing completion)
  • A strong research record
  • Broad knowledge of relevant literature in applied behavioural science
  • Capability with statistical software packages and techniques
  • Strong writing, presentation and communication skills
  • Scientific curiosity and enthusiasm

Location:

ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2. Applicants should note that staff have the option of working on a ‘blended’ basis with a minimum requirement of one day per week based in the ESRI office or as business requires. The arrangement will run on a pilot basis for up to a year. Full details will be provided at interview.

Terms & Application Procedure

The role is full-time (37 hours per week - standard working hours are 09.00-17.30, Monday – Thursday and 09.00-17.00, Friday; flexible working hours are supported). Starting salary will be €42,800, which is the first point of the ESRI Administrative Officer (Higher) salary scale.  

To apply for this position please follow the link below. The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 28 June 2022 at 5pm. All applications will be acknowledged. Late or incomplete applications will not be processed. The selection process will consist of an interview, presentation and exercise. The ESRI is currently conducting selection processes via videoconference (MS Teams or Zoom). Late or incomplete applications will not be processed. 

The ESRI is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to accommodating the needs of people with disabilities to enable them to participate in the selection process. Please let us know if you have any particular requirements should you be invited for assessment/interview or that you wish us to take into account when considering your application.

 

 

More Information

Posted on

Type

Postdoc

Annual Salary

42800 EUR
(45300 - 45300 USD)

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Whitaker Square Sir John Rogerson’s Quay

Dublin , Ireland