Postdoctoral Researcher in Economics
University of California Irvine School of Social Sciences
United States

Postdoctoral Researcher-ESSRN

Job #JPF07488
  • Economics / School of Social Sciences / UC Irvine

Application Window

Open April 25th, 2022 through Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by May 26th, 2022, you will have until May 31st, 2022 to complete your application.

Position description

Postdoctoral Researcher,
Department of Economics, UC Irvine
Professors John Duffy and Michael McBride

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 Professors Duffy and McBride on developing and implementing the new Experimental Social Science Research Network (ESSRN) a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary network of researchers engaged in social science experiments. The post-doctoral researcher’s primary duties will be to build up and enhance a Kubernetes-based laboratory server cluster, where containerized virtual workspaces enable large numbers of experimental researchers to code, test and conduct computerized experiments in parallel. The post-doctoral research will also be tasked with advertising the ESSRN to other researchers by webinars and conference presentations, and to assist with the preparation of external grant proposal applications to secure additional funding for the ESSRN. The postdoctoral researcher will have the opportunity to interact with faculty in Economics and Computer Science at UCI.

Candidates are expected to have strong programming sills and an interest in experimental social science methods. Knowledge of Kubernetes, Python and experimental programming packages oTree and zTree is highly desirable.

Salary and benefits:

This position is full-time with benefits for the 12 month calendar year. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. (by the start of the appointment) in Economics, Computer Science or related disciplines.

Application materials:

All candidates are required to submit
a) A cover letter with a clear statement of research interests
b) Curriculum Vitae
c) A letter of recommendation from a qualified person
d) A representative academic paper
e) GitHub repository (or equivalent) with a relevant well-commented code sample and related documentation.
f) 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: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07488

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. (by the start of the appointment) in Economics, Computer Science or related disciplines.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Cover letter with a clear statement of research interests
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Research Sample - A representative academic paper
  • GitHub repository (or equivalent) - GitHub repository (or equivalent) with a relevant well-commented code sample and related documentation.
  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 1 letter of reference required
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07488

Campus Information

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.

Job location

Irvine, CA
 


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