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Postdoctoral Research Associate/The Center for the Study of Democratic Politics

Institution: Princeton University
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
Posted: 03/21/2021
Application Due: 00/00/0000

The Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, a program in the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate or more senior research position. Applications are welcome from recent PhDs and PhD students who will earn their degree soon after starting the position.

The researcher will be asked to participate in a project on "time in politics" that focuses on psychological processes related to time (such as impatience and present bias) and their causes and political consequences. The individual will work on aspects of the project that may include compilation and analysis of existing survey questions, development of original surveys, and experimental design. The project will combine a variety of different research approaches. This position will start on or about September 1, 2021.

The position is offered for one year, with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance. Please submit online at https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/position/19761, a cover letter, a CV, contact information for three recommendations, and a statement of research skills and experience. The statement of research skills should be a separate document not included in the cover letter. Because the project will combine a variety of different approaches, a clear statement of research skills (including descriptions of not only technical/technological expertise, but also experience with particular research designs) is an important part of the application. For questions about the position, contact Prof. Markus Prior at mprior@princeton.edu.

The successful candidate will have research experience in political psychology, behavioral economics, or cognitive/social psychology, and a strong background in quantitative research and statistical methods. Experience with questionnaire development and survey design software (e.g., Qualtrics, oTree) is highly desirable, as are data management and programming skills, preferably in STATA. (STATA will be used for this project, but proficiency in equivalent programming languages is acceptable as long as the candidate is willing to learn some STATA.) The candidate should be well organized, attend to detail, and respond to deadlines in a timely fashion.

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

We at the School of Public and International Affairs believe that it is vital to cultivate an environment that embraces and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion - fundamental to the success of our education and research mission. This commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment and hiring as we actively seek colleagues of exceptional ability who represent a broad range of viewpoints, experiences and value systems, and who share Princeton University's dedication to excellence.

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