Postdoctoral Researcher - Duffy

Job#: JPF07869


Open date: October 3, 2022

Final date: Friday, November 4, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
If you apply to this recruitment by November 4, 2022, you will have until November 11, 2022 to complete your application.


Postdoctoral Researcher,
Department of Economics, UC Irvine
John Duffy and Stephan Jagau
JEL Classification: C – Mathematical and Quantitative Methods

Subject to budgetary authorization, we will consider applicants for a one-year Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Irvine (UCI).

Job Description

The postdoctoral researcher will work closely with Drs. Duffy and Jagau on an NSF-funded project exploring how selection pressure affects behavior in economic decision-making experiments. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable of (evolutionary) game theory and/or evolutionary biology. Candidates should also be adept at data analysis and familiar with Python/oTree programming and experimental economics methods (or willing to learn). We expect to design and implement several decision-making experiments leading to publications in leading economics and/or general interest journals. The post-doctoral researcher will co-author those articles, and they will actively participate in designing and implementing the research, analyzing data, and presenting results at scientific conferences. The postdoctoral researcher will be given an office and time pursue their own research (including access to UCI’s ESSL lab to carry out decision-making experiments). They will interact with UCI faculty and participate in department workshops and events.

Salary and benefits:
  • This position is full-time and includes benefits for a period of 12 months. Salary is commensurate with experience.
  • The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. (by the start of the appointment) in Biology, Economics, Computer Science, or related disciplines.
Application materials:
All candidates are required to submit
  • A cover letter with a clear statement of research interests
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A letter of recommendation from a qualified person familiar with the applicant’s research
  • A representative academic paper
  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

A completed application must be submitted electronically through:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application
The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. (by the start of the appointment) in Biology, Economics, Computer Science, or related disciplines.


Document requirements

Reference requirements

  • 1-2 letters of reference required


The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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