CESS India, Pune

Are you an early-stage PhD student focusing on social science experiments? If so, you may be able to take advantage of this unique opportunity to spend two months at CESS India designing and executing a lab or lab-in-the-field experiment (with villagers, factory workers, indigenous communities, etc.). We’re looking for exceptional candidates from any social science discipline and related, applied fields. This year, we are particularly interested in hearing proposals related to gender and competition, inter-ethnic cooperation, social norms, trust, behavior change, and regulation.

The two-month fellowship includes:

  • Return fights to India
  • Funds for subject payments
  • Accommodation

Applications must be received by 30 September for fellowships taking place in December 2017 to February 2018. Rolling for later visits. To apply, send your CV and an early-stage design (including a brief literature review) to cess@flame.edu.in.

CESS Nuffield – FLAME University seeks qualified applicants for the position of Post-Doctoral Researcher. There are two positions open in Pune, India. This opportunity is ideal for candidates interested in spending one or two years post PhD to publish their dissertation and co-author new lab or lab-in-the-field experiments.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: The position is approximately 80% research, with the requirement to teach 30 hours (one course) per academic year. The Post Doc will also be expected to participate in research design workshops with our international faculty affiliates, attend research seminars, and help organize a research conference.
The Post Docs will report to the Directors of CESS Nuffield – FLAME University. Compensation will be generous according to Indian academic scales and sufficient to qualify the selected candidates for a work visa (if required). The position’s start date is flexible, beginning around September 2018.

RESEARCH FUNDING: Internal funding is available for lab-in-the-field and traditional lab experiments that aim to be published in leading journals.

FIELDS: We are particularly interested in researchers with expertise in cooperation, trust, behavior change, behavioral economics, and regulation, though other fields will be considered. In particular, we welcome candidates with interest in running lab-in-the-field studies in applied contexts such as gender and competition, sanitation, health, and livelihoods. Preference may be given to candidates whose research interests link laboratory experiments to economic or social development.

BASIC QUALIFICATION: PhD/DPhil in any of the social sciences, psychology or applied social science fields (public policy, public health, management, etc.) and a dissertation involving at least one experiment (lab, field, or anywhere in between).

TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send a CV, one research paper, a research statement explaining your use of experimentation, and the contact information for two persons willing to give a recommendation letter to cess@flame.edu.in. We prefer to receive applications by January 1, 2018 and will start Skype interviews shortly after.

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