Current Opportunities

Currently, the following positions are accepting applications:

Research Specialist I (full time, one year term)
2018-8647 | Psychology | Research and Laboratory | Last Updated 4/09/2018

Betsy Levy Paluck, Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, is seeking applications for a research specialist (i.e., a "lab manager"). See a description of her team's work, combining social psychology, field methodology, and behavioral policy interventions here: http://www.betsylevypaluck.com. The successful applicant will join an active and cohesive research group that includes postdoctoral associates and graduate and undergraduate students.

The research specialist will assist with many aspects of research, helping to plan, implement, and to manage data from field and laboratory experiments. Other important work will include conducting literature reviews; conducting data analysis; and contributing miscellaneous research support, including scheduling, assistance with grants and with ethics applications. 

Applicants with various backgrounds, including computer science, sociology, economics, and political science, are welcome in addition to applicants with a background in psychology. Interest in and engagement with our laboratory's research is more important than disciplinary background. Other key applicant attributes include quantitative data analysis experience or computer programming, writing skills, and excellent organizational skills. If the applicant does not have an extensive data management or quantitative analysis background but knows some basic computer programming and is willing to learn, the position could include training. We encourage applicants from underrepresented groups or first generation college backgrounds to apply--we are a diverse group and welcoming of all personal backgrounds. Finally, we look for someone who will share in our enjoyment of and enthusiasm for research, mentoring, and learning.

Initial appointment is for one year with possibility for renewal pending satisfactory performance and funding availability. The proposed start date is flexible, August or September 2018.  Please apply online at https://research-princeton.icims.com/jobs/8647/research-specialist-i-%28other%29/job and submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for two references. Applications will be evaluated beginning immediately, and will continue until the hiring process is complete. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Research Specialist I (full time, one year term)
2018-8607 | Psychology | Research and Laboratory | Last Updated 3/30/2018

The Department of Psychology at Princeton University invites applications for a full-time Research Specialist position. The position involves conducting research on behavioral decision-making and on cognition in social contexts. 

As part of two distinct and yet related labs, the research specialist will assist with different aspects of research, including literature reviews, recruitment of participants and the collection of behavioral data (both on and off campus), data coding, entry and analysis, preparation of manuscripts for publication and administrative lab duties.  At least one year of research experience in a psychology laboratory that involved behavioral data collection, data entry and analysis constitute key assets. Familiarity with the SPSS software package for statistical analysis is desired. Strong computer skills, including programming, are preferred. Position requires minimum BA or BS degree in Psychology or related field. Orientation to detail, conscientiousness, and genuine interest to pursue psychological research are qualities that are critical to perform well in this position.

Initial appointment is for one year with possibility for renewal pending satisfactory performance and funding availability. Please apply online at https://research-princeton.icims.com/jobs/8607/research-specialist-i-%28lab%29/job and submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references (preferably from labs where you have already worked). Applications will be evaluated beginning May 15, and will continue until the hiring process is complete. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Casual Lab Assistant (part-time, temporary)
2018-8653 | Andlinger Center for Energy & Environment | Research and Laboratory | Last Updated 4/09/2018

The Behavioral Science for Policy Lab (BSPL), led by Elke Weber, is located at the intersection of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, the Woodrow Wilson School for Public Policy, and the Psychology Department.  As an interdisciplinary lab, BSPL brings together researchers with varied backgrounds in order to shed light on the psychological foundations of real world decisions, with a focus on issues related to energy and the environment.

The lab assistant will facilitate multiple aspects of BSPL research initiatives, reporting to the lab manager and working with affiliated postdocs and graduate students. The successful candidate will:

  • Assist in the design of web-based surveys and experiment, including programming, developing, testing and implementing online studies
  • Help to collect, clean, code and analyze data; assist in writing up results
  • Assist in literature reviews and compiling citation lists
  • Provide other administrative tasks as assigned

Please apply online at https://research-princeton.icims.com/jobs/8653/casual---lab-assistant/job with a resume that demonstrates educational accomplishments, coursework, and work experience.  Provide, also, a cover letter that includes contact information for at least one academic and/or work reference. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Postdoctoral Research Associate
D-18-WWS-00023 | Woodrow Wilson School | Research | Last Updated 12/08/2017
The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, in collaboration with the Department of Psychology at Princeton University invites applications for a postdoctoral or more senior research position from individuals with a recent PhD degree in Psychology or related disciplines with behavioral and policy relevance. The position is offered for one year, with the possibility of a second year appointment, contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance.

In addition to carrying out their own research, appointees often collaborate with one or more faculty members. Beyond research (along with some financial support), the appointee will be expected to lead discussion sections for a "psychology and policy" course, including the evaluation of written work by masters' students. Appointees may also, if mutually agreed, lead discussion sections for an undergraduate course given by the Psychology Department or the Woodrow Wilson School. Any teaching is contingent on sufficient enrollments and must be approved by the Dean of the Faculty.

A PhD degree in Psychology or related disciplines with behavioral and policy relevance is required.  A background in behavioral decision research or social psychological research is a plus.

Applicants must apply online at www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/5321 and submit a cover letter, C.V., and contact information for three references. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

 

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Behavioral Policy
D-18-WWS-00008 | Woodrow Wilson School | Faculty | Last Updated 09/07/2017
The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University invites applicants for an assistant, associate or full professor in behavioral policy from a discipline such as economics, sociology, political science, psychology or the physical sciences. The applicant's research should be firmly grounded in empirical behavioral research with policy connections and/or implications. The faculty appointment would be joint with a disciplinary department.

Interested candidates should submit online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/3541 a cover letter and curriculum vita. Please provide contact information for three references.  If you are applying for the assistant professor position, referees will be contacted directly by email with instructions for submitting a confidential recommendation on your behalf. Screening will begin in October 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. 

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.