PhD Position in Cognitive and Economic Psychology
University of Basel Department of Psychology

Ph.D. Position in Cognitive and Economic Psychology

(100%), start in September 2022

The Center for Economic Psychology at the Department of Psychology of the University of Basel, Switzerland, calls for applications for a 4-year doctoral position starting at the 1st of September 2022.

Your position

Successful candidates will have the opportunity of working towards their Ph.D. in psychology within projects that investigate the cognitive mechanisms underlying financial decisions. The position allows focusing on conducting research and the doctoral thesis, which will be supervised by Prof. Dr. Jörg Rieskamp. Applicants will be part of an international work group and an English-speaking environment. Furthermore, they will be part of the graduate program in Social, Economic and Decision Psychology within the Department of Psychology.

Your profile

The ideal candidate would have a M.Sc. in psychology, cognitive science, economics, finance or a related field, strong interest in cognitive psychology and research methods, and a willingness in applying these skills to understand human decision making. Experience with mathematical modeling and programming is desirable.

We offer you

The doctoral position allows to focus on studying cognitive processes underlying financial decision. The salary is competitive and additional resources are available for funding experiments and conference travel. The lab is part of the growing Department of Psychology at the University of Basel, one of the leading research Universities in Europe. Basel is situated in Switzerland at the river Rhine right at the border to France and Germany. It's a great place to live and work. Health care, quality of life, and public transportation meet the highest international standards.

Application / Contact

Please submit applications (consisting of a cover letter describing research interests and curriculum vitae as a single pdf file, with the applicant's name as the file name and additionally a letter of recommendation) by the 18th of June via our online recruiting platform. We accept only online applications.

The position can start at the 1st of September 2022, but later start dates are possible.

The University of Basel is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer committed to excellence through diversity. To increase the number of women in leading academic positions the university strongly encourages applications from women.

Please do not hesitate to send us an email for further inquiries. We are looking forward to your application!

Further information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Jörg Rieskamp, Center for Economic Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Basel, Missionsstrasse 62A, 4055 Basel, Switzerland. Email:

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