Postdoc in Behavioural Ethics

  • Faculty/Services:  Faculty of Economics and Business
  • Educational level:  PhD
  • Function type:  Academic Staff
  • Closing date:  1 March 2023
  • Vacancy number:  11095

As part of an European Reseach Council grant (TRUSTPATH), the Experimental & Political Economics group (CREED), at the Amsterdam School of Economics (UvA) has a two-year postdoc vacancy in the field of behavioural ethics. We seek outstanding motivated applicants with a strong interest in experimental economics and psychology for a project investigating wilful ignorance.

All candidates with a strong research background in Experimental Economics, Psychology, or related fields are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have experience with running lab experiments, as well as strong programming, econometric, and writing skills. The postdoctoral fellow will be part of an interdisciplinary team studying topics related to behavioural ethics. Access to state of the art research facilities will be provided via CREED (, which houses two experimental economics laboratories.

The starting date of the position: September 2023 (flexible) for 38 hours a week.

Project description

Research (80%):

  • Design studies and experiments (e.g., experience sampling; lab experiments);
  • program the experimental task using (e.g., oTree, z-Tree, Matlab);
  • collect and analyze data (R, STATA);
  • write the results up for publication in peer-reviewed journals;
  • present the work at academic conferences.

Teaching (20%):

  • Undergraduate tutorials;
  • supervise of MSc thesis projects.


  • PhD in (Behavioural) Economics, Cognitive/ Social/ Organizational Psychology or related field;
  • advanced statistical and computational skills (e.g., oTree, R, STATA);
  • experience with designing and running experiments;
  • explicit interest and motivation to conduct scientific research.

Our offer

You will be appointed for an initial period of 12 months for 38 hours a week with a possibility to extend it for an additional 12 months, pending positive evaluation. As part of your contract, you will spend 20% of your time on teaching. You will be classified as Researcher (postdoc) in the Dutch University job-ranking system (UFO), The gross monthly salary will be, depending on experience, between €2,960 and € 5,439 (salary scales 10 and 11) based on 38 hours per week,  with an additional end-of-year bonus (8.3%) and holiday allowance (8%).

Researchers from outside the Netherlands can apply for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. We also offer assistance in finding accommodation and career support for partners.

More information about working at the UvA can be found here.


About UvA Economics and Business

CREED at the Amsterdam School of Economics ( is a leading experimental economics research institute. CREED members published their research in the top academic journals, in and outside economics. CREED is further known for its friendly and cooperative atmosphere. More info:

The Amsterdam School of Economics is among the top economics research institutes in Europe. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the School has a strong focus on producing outstanding research and world-class teaching, and is highly active in international academic networks. Its researchers actively participate in the teaching and research activities of the Tinbergen Institute, the graduate school of the ASE. The ASE is known for its ambitious and supportive culture with ample opportunity for personal development in an attractive international work environment.

The microeconomics section in ASE covers three different research programs: Experimental & Political Economics (CREED), Human Capital, and Markets & Organizations. The microeconomics section is responsible for teaching all microeconomics related courses at the BSc and MSc level. The section also actively participates in the teaching and research activities of the Tinbergen Institute, the graduate school of ASE.

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Job application

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 1 March 2023.

Applications in one pdf should include:

  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A letter of motivation (1 page max);
  • An example of their writing skills (i.e,. one published or unpublished research manuscript);

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a job interview and may be asked to present their (thesis) research work. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to provide two reference letters.