KU Leuven
50% Post-doc researcher at BEE (Behavioural Engineering Group)
KU Leuven
KU Leuven is an autonomous university. It was founded in 1425. It was born of and has grown within the Catholic tradition.
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Publicerad: 22 dagar sedan
Sista ansökningsdatum: Mar 20
Plats: Leuven, Belgium
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50% Post-doc researcher at BEE (Behavioural Engineering Group)

(Ref. BAP-2017-131)

Occupation : Part-time
Period : Fixed-term contract
Place : Leuven
Apply no later than : March 20, 2017
The Behavioral Engineering Group is looking for a half-time post-doc researcher to conduct lab studies and field studies on behavioral change in the context of public transport and the overconsumption of unhealthy food.


The Behavioral Engineering Group is involved in high level research on behavioral change, behavioral economics, and social marketing inspired by consumption related societal challenges. We aim at publishing our research in top journals and solve consumption related societal problems.


The candidate will be involved in running research projects addressing public transport and the overconsumption of unhealthy food. The candidate is also invited to prepare research proposals in one of these domains with the aim of acquiring additional funding.
The research on public transport will be done in the context of the CIPTEC consortium where the BEE group is testing ways to stimulate and consolidate citizen’s use of public transportation. This research will involve conducting and reporting on lab studies and the management or organization of field studies.The research on food overconsumption fits in a long running research program in BEE and will involve the organization of lab studies and a field study. 


The candidates should have a PhD in the field of Marketing (Consumer Research), behavioral science, or behavioral economics or any combination of those, and have experience with behavioral experimentation. Candidates should be willing to join running projects.   


You will join an internationally oriented research group with pre-docs, post-docs and guests from all over the world, an active network in the field of Marketing and Behavioral Science, and smooth internal feedback processes. We run a well-organized behavioral lab and subject pool and can use all hardware and software required to run high level experiments.

We offer an employment as a 50% post-doc scholar for 12 months, renewable and extendable to 100% after one year depending on funding availability. The tentative starting date is May 1, 2017. 


For more information please contact Prof. dr. Siegfried Dewitte:
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We will perform a pre-selection based on your package and then invite people for a live or skype research presentation and interview.
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