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Job opportunity at Utrecht University, Netherlands

USE is part of the Law, Economics and Governance Faculty of Utrecht University, a highly reputable research university. We aim at high-standard teaching and research and encourage multidisciplinary approaches.

Within the group that focuses on research on the interface of theoretical microeconomics and psychology we have a vacancy for a PhD position (1,0 fte) Vacancy nr. 601017
While insights from  psychology have been integrated into mainstream economic theory, the  research group focuses on analysing how psychological effects can be  used strategically.
Candidates should have  proven interest in theoretical microeconomics and experimental  research, preferably in the area of industrial organization, non-cooperative game theory or the economics of social networks. They  will be able to adapt and work out the specific focus and application of  the projectStrategic Framing.
Qualifications:
We require an excellent researcher with a research master's degree in economics
and a good knowledge of game theory and  experimental economics. We will consider applicants with other research  master’s degrees too if they have some expertise in (game-) theoretical  research.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Experience with conducting theoretical research and formal modeling and laboratory or field experiments;
- An affinity with interdisciplinary research; affinity with and knowledge of game theory
- Excellent communicative skills and a good command of English. The dissertation
is to be written in English.
We offer a PhD  position (1,0 fte) with an initial 18 month contract, starting 1 November 2010. If positively evaluated, this can be extended for 18 more months. The salary for a full time appointment is min. € 2.042,-  max. € 2.612.- gross per month.
Research project leader and PhD student supervisor: Prof. dr. S. Rosenkranz. Co-supervisor: Dr. K. de Jaegher. For more information contact him at +3130-2539964.
Applications should include:
- A cover letter in  English motivating the candidate’s application expected contribution to  the PhD project and explaining the preference for this project
- A CV in English and, if relevant, a list of publications
- A copy of the MA thesis and/or research paper
and be sent to the   P&O Department of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance,   Janskerkhof 3, 3512 BK Utrecht or by e-mail to Staf.use@uu.nl by October 15th 2010 at  the latest. Please use the vacancy nr. 601017 in the subject line,  include a list of attachments and put your name on every attachment.
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