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Gael Le Mens - Postdoctoral Researcher (Data Science/Social Science)

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    EconomicsSocial economics
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    31/08/2020 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Spain › Barcelona
    H2020 / ERC


The research project “The Implications of Selective Information Sampling for Individual and Collective Judgments” (InfoSampCollectJgmt) funded by the European Research Council (ERC) is recruiting up to 2post-doctoral researchers to contribute to the project (for 2 to 2.5 years).

Under the guidance of the PI, they will program and run online experiments, analyze data, program computer simulations of choice models in dynamic environments, analyze archival data, organize scientific events such as workshops / conference.

Post-doctoral researchers are expected to contribute to the design and development of the papers, refining the hypotheses set forth in the project proposal and applying them to specific empirical settings, while also proposing different ways to approach the issues that could help move the project in directions the PI had not anticipated. They are expected to help the PI in providing day to day supervision to doctoral students and research assistants.

Successful applicants will join a team producing cutting edge research, regularly publishing their work in top international journals and conferences. Senior researchers from fields such as Psychology, Sociology, Management, Political Science, Economics and Artificial Intelligence are currently involved in parts of the project. These include BalázsKovács (Yale School of Management), Michael Hannan (Stanford Graduate School of Business), Jerker Denrell (Warwick Business School), Yaakov Kareev (Hebrew University, Federmann Center of the Study of Rationality), Judith Avrahami (Hebrew University, Federmann Center of the Study of Rationality), Aina Gallego (Institut de Barcelona d’EstudisInternacionals), Fabrizio Germano (UniversitatPompeuFabra, Department of Economics and Business),Vicenç Gómez (UniversitatPompeuFabra, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning group), Elizaveta Konovalova (Max Planck Institute for Human Development).


The application should be submitted by August31st 2020, via the online form at the following link:[https://forms.gle/LS61d2yaryvMW4r68].

Mehr Information


Type of contract: Post-doctoral researcher. As a public institution, UPF is governed by Spanish and Catalan public law. The contract signed with the University is called Contracte laboral a temps complet (fulltime work contract) to work 37.5 hours/week. Gross yearly salary is 35,000€.

Eligibility criteria

Only candidates meeting the requirements regarding qualification and skills will be considered for the position. CV, two referees (position and contact details), copies of bachelor’s or master’s degree and PhD degree (if already obtained) are also compulsory.

Contracts at UPF are only in Catalan although the successful candidate will work and interact with the PI and other team members in English. The chosen candidate will be appointed from starting approximately September 2019 for a duration of 1 to 3 years.

The following documents are compulsory to process the contract:

1. Photocopy of your registration number in Spain (NIE)

2. Photocopy of your Spanish Social Security Number (SS)

3. Photocopy of your Spanish bank or savings bank account details

4. Photocopy of your degree

5. Photocopy of your passport (only for non-Spanish citizens)

6. Two ID or passport-size photographs This information is valid for EU citizens. Non EU-citizens need a work permit in order to get the documents mentioned above. This can be arranged with the sponsoring of the University.

Selection process

Information on the application process The application form should be filled in at https://forms.gle/LS61d2yaryvMW4r68 at the earliest opportunity, but no later than 31st October 2020. The CV and copy of bachelor’s/master’s degree and PhD degree (if obtained already) as well as 1 or 2 writing samples (papers, published or not) should be submitted as a single pdf document (with filename: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME.pdf) at https://www.dropbox.com/request/JHi44TzXm3OVMWxa878m

Starting date will be agreed with the candidate. The evaluating committee will evaluate applications continuously until the position is filled therefore it is advised to apply as soon as possible. The successful candidate will be contacted via email. As part of the University’s equality and diversity policy, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration when making the selection decision.

Anforderungen für das Jobangebot

    Economics: PhD or equivalent
    ENGLISH: Excellent



Doctoral degree in social science (economics, psychology, sociology, management), data science, statistics, computer science or related field (obtained or close to completion).


Knowledge of data processing and analysis.

Ability to program computer simulations.

Ability to program and run online experiments.

Ability to manage own work without supervision.

Ability to develop research hypotheses and research designs to test those (experiments, collection and analysis plan of historical data).

Language: Fluent English (written and oral)


Besondere Anforderungen

Working knowledge of Matlab or equivalent (Stata, R, Python).


Arbeitsort Orte für persönliche Beratung
1 position(s) available at
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Ramon Trias Fargas, 25

EURAXESS Angebots-ID: 537962


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