The LUT School of Business and Management is looking for a junior researcher (doctoral student) in behavioural economics. We are looking for a curious mind who is interested about the behavioural mechanisms behind the important decisions to assure successful and sustainable business.
Research will also be conducted at the University of Trento (Italy) – more specifically at the Cognitive and Experimental Economics Laboratory (CEEL). The research environment is lively, interdisciplinary, and draws on theory and methods from economics, cognitive psychology, organisational studies, and other related fields. The thesis project also includes laboratory experiments to advance understanding of how human cognition affects economic behaviour.
You must have a master’s degree (M.Sc. or equivalent) in a relevant field (e.g., economics, industrial engineering, industrial management) and the ability and motivation to complete the doctoral studies within their normative duration (i.e., four years). Written and spoken fluency in English is required.
An employment contract can be concluded only if the candidate obtains the right to pursue postgraduate studies at LUT University. The position will be available initially for one year and can be extended by three years, provided that LUT deems the studies and research to have progressed satisfactorily.
The ideal candidate for the position
Knowledge of programming in Python (and oTree) is considered an asset.
What we offer
Starting date: The work will start in March–April 2023 (negotiable) with a six-month trial period.
Location: The job is based in Lappeenranta, Finland. The doctoral student is expected to spend six months at the University of Trento (Italy) during the doctoral studies.
Salary: The typical gross annual starting salary for a junior researcher is approximately 30 800 euros (plus a holiday bonus in accordance with the collective agreement).
How to apply
Please submit all the application materials in English:
The deadline for application is 31 January 2023 at midnight, Finnish local time (+ 2h). Please submit your application together with the required attachments through the university's online application system.
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Clean energy, water and air are life-giving resources for which we at LUT University seek new solutions with our expertise in technology, business and social sciences. We help society and businesses in their sustainable renewal. Our international community consists of 7 500 members. Our campuses are in Lappeenranta and Lahti, Finland. We are the world’s ninth best university for climate action.
Founded in 1962, the University of Trento is a young and dynamic university with 16,000 students and about 1,200 people working as faculty and administrative staff. According to Times Higher Education (THE) ranking and Italian ranking (Censis), the University of Trento is one of the top Universities in Italy. The educational offer ranges from science and technology to Humanities, from the field of socio-economics and law to the field of Cognitive sciences and Biomolecular sciences.
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