Postdoctoral Position

The Los Angeles Behavioral Economics Laboratory (LABEL) in the Department of Economics at the University of Southern California seeks applicants for one Postdoctoral Research Associate.

This is a 2-year position (with the possibility of extension). Salary depends on experience. The position is available from May 1, 2013, but later starting dates are possible.

Applicants will work with the Lab directors, Pr. Isabelle Brocas and Pr. Juan D. Carrillo on a variety of new and on-going projects on experimental economics with physiological recording and other non-choice measures.

Applicants from psychology, neuroscience and economics are welcome. The ideal candidate should have a strong analytic background and research record, a demonstrated expertise with the BIOPAC physiological recording system and the ability to program experiments in Matlab.

Candidates must have a PhD. There are no teaching requirements associated with the position but the candidate is expected to allocate 25% of his/her time to laboratory duties. These include helping with the maintenance of the subject pool, experimental software and hardware, supervision of the recruiting and payment of subjects in experiments, and supervision of the experimental procedures and IRB compliance of the experimenters.

For more information on the activities at LABEL, please check /label. 

Applications should include: (i) a cover letter describing research interests and expertise with physiological recording and programming, (ii) a curriculum vitae with the names of the reference persons, (iii) up to five reprints, and (iv) three letters of recommendation to be sent separately.

Please send the package as a single PDF file, with your name as the file name, to Ms. Young Miller ( Review of applications will start in May 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

For further inquiries about the position, please contact Pr. Juan D. Carrillo (

USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply. 


  • University of Southern California
  • Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Department of Economics
  • 3620 South Vermont Ave. Kaprielian (KAP) Hall, 300
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0253