Job Openings and Educational Opportunities

-------------- Summer in Berlin-------------------
Dear Colleagues,

At the beginning of this year we have announced the 7th Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality in Psychology and Economics that will take place from July 8 to July 16, 2008 at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. The objective of the Summer Institute is to introduce students from various fields to the study of bounded rationality. This year, the institute will focus on the topic of ecological rationality and will include Nobel Prize laureate Vernon Smith as a keynote speaker. 

The participants of the Summer Institute will be talented graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from around the world. We intend to provide stipends to all participants to cover part of their expenses for travel and accommodation. In response to the raised questions the topics and faculty are now available at: .

Please notice that the deadline has been extended until April 7, 2008. 

You may find detailed information on the Summer Institute and the application process in the attachment as well as on our website: .

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: .

Kindly inform interested young researchers about the Summer Institute.

Yours sincerely, 

Gerd Gigerenzer

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-------------- For Undergrads interested in Judgment and decision making ----
(MHB:  I suspect this applies to MA students as well)

The Center for Behavioral Decision Research at Carnegie Mellon University 
is currently accepting applications from undergraduates interested in 
judgment and decision making for a summer research internship. For 
information about the Center for Behavioral Decision Research, please 


The CBDR internship is open to students who are interested in and would 
like to conduct research investigating topics in social and cognitive 
psychology, behavioral economics, organizational behavior, marketing, the 
impact of alcohol on decision-making, and risk perception. Interns will 
spend approximately 30 hours/week working on current research projects in 
the center with Professors Loewenstein, Moore, Morewedge, Weber, Vosgerau, and graduate student researchers. Work will include conducting experimental sessions, reading background literature, and coding and analyzing data. The internship begins on June 2nd. We expect at least a one month commitment.


The internship does not cover the cost of housing, traveling, or living expenses. Accepted applicants must make their own arrangements for summer housing. Economical housing should not be difficult to find, as Pittsburgh is one of the most affordable cities in America. It is also pleasant to 
live in: Pittsburgh been voted America’s ‘most livable city’ for 2007, 
directly above San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland (criteria include: 
housing affordability (cost of living); transportation; jobs; education; 
climate; crime; health care; recreation; and ambience (museums, performing 
arts, restaurants and historical districts). More information can be found 

If interested, please send a one page cover letter describing your research 
experience and interests, a Curriculum Vita, and one letter of 
recommendation to Professor Morewedge’s administrative assistant, Ms. 
Eileen Simone by email to, or by snail mail to: 


CBDR Summer Internship

c/o Eileen Simone

208 Porter Hall 

Pittsburgh, PA 15213




Carey Morewedge




Carey K. Morewedge

Assistant Professor of Social and Decision Sciences

Carnegie Mellon University

208 Porter Hall

Pittsburgh, PA 15213


-------------------------------------- job opening U. of Chicago ------------
Dear Colleagues,

We (Faculty in the Center for Decision Research at the University of 
Chicago) are opening up a research lab in downtown Chicago this summer 
and are currently looking for a qualified lab manager to run the operation.  
The position is currently restricted to those with an M.A. or Ph.D., 
but we would likely consider competitive applicants with a B.A. as well.  
Our ideal candidate would be someone with excellent management skills 
and extensive experience conducting psychological experiments.  More 
information about the position and how to apply are included below.  
Thanks for your time and attention.



Job Title: Lab Manager, Center for Decision Research (downtown Chicago lab)

The Center for Decision Research (CDR) at the University of Chicago Graduate
School of Business is anticipating a new research site in Downtown Chicago
and is looking to hire a Lab Manager to oversee it.  The Lab Manager is an
exciting, ground floor opportunity for an individual to take a management
role in developing a comprehensive Decision Research Lab.

The Manager's duties include:
- Facilitating and coordinating laboratory research projects for
approximately 15 faculty and 15 PhD students affiliated with the Center for
Decision Research at The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Researchers in the CDR are interested in the study of judgment and
decision-making, social psychology, marketing, organizational behavior, and
behavioral and experimental economics.  For more information, visit
- Establishing a participant pool and maintaining a database of
participants' demographic information.
- Developing and implementing participant recruitment strategies.
- Developing information material to raise public awareness of the Lab and
participation in its research.
- Hiring, training, and supervising research assistants.
- Acquiring and ensuring maintenance and upgrades of equipment, including
computer software.
- Ensuring quality experimental operations.
- Establishing and monitoring lab budget.
- Identifying and fostering opportunities for improving Lab operations.
- Assisting in the planning and development of experimental instruments,
guidelines, and procedures to collect required data.

Master's degree in the area of psychology, organizational behavior, or
marketing required; Ph.D. preferred; Familiarity with methods of
experimentation required; Experience in conducting computer, Web-based, and
interpersonal interaction-based experiments preferred; Prior supervisory
experience in a lab a definite plus; Effective communication and human
resource skills for interacting successfully with all levels of staff and
participants essential; Excellent organizational skills and attention to
detail required; Demonstrated leadership skills and self-motivation
required; High level of responsibility and ability to work autonomously

The Lab Manager is a full time position with competitive salary and benefits
package.  To apply, please search for the posting at

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity

Nicholas Epley
Assistant Professor
University of Chicago
Graduate School of Business
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Telephone:  773-834-1266
Fax:  773-834-9134