The Division of Philosophy at KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for a Postdoctoral position (100%), starting during the fall of 2020, or soon thereafter, and for the duration of two years. The post-doctoral researcher will work in the project Boosts vs. Nudges: A mechanism-based framework for assessing the effectiveness and normative acceptability of behavioral interventions for sustainable energy consumption, led by Prof. Till Grüne-Yanoff.

About the project:
  • The project investigates mechanisms of behavioral policies directed at sustainable energy consumption, both through theoretical modelling and experimental research.
  • The postdoctoral researcher is expected to contribute to the different stages of the project: the theoretical modelling of the interventions, the design and implementation of the experiments, the organization of research activities and the dissemination of project results through conference participation and peerreviewed (including joint) publications.
  • The post-doctoral researcher is expected to work in close cooperation with team members at KTH, Max Planck Institute of Human Development in Berlin and University of Helsinki. The researcher is also expected to actively participate in the research activities of the division.


  • Applicant must have a PhD in Cognitive Science or in Philosophy of science, with a research focus on behavioral policy interventions. The doctoral degree, or an equivalent foreign degree, is obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline.
  • Applicant must have experience in designing and running behavioral experiments, and are fluent in English.


Apply online and the application must contain the following documents in English (except for official documents that can also be in Swedish):

  • Personal letter, detailing both previous scientific work experience and interest in this position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of doctoral degree
  • List of publications
  • Name and address (including email address) of two or more reference persons.
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Country Sweden
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Subject areas Philosophy, Cognitive Science
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 02 November 2020

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