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    Posted 05-19-2021 20:35


    Position Description


    UCLA is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to conduct behavioral science research. The postdoctoral researcher will be hosted by the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES) and the Anderson School of Management.


    The candidate will work with Professor Magali Delmas and other UCLA professors.


    The candidate will take a leading role in a research project funded by a grant from the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) on behavior science for energy conservation. The project investigates how the engagement of teenagers as energy stewards can result in household energy conservation.


    Relevant disciplines are behavioral economics, cognitive and social psychology, management, marketing, organizational behavior, behavioral public policy, but others can be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with good writing skills as well as strong quantitative analytical skills.


    Applicants should hold a PhD and strong demonstrated potential and interest to conduct research. The annual stipend will be $77,000 ($60,000 salary + $17,000 benefits). The position will be for 12 to 24 months. Anticipated start date is October 1st 2021 but later or earlier dates will be considered.




    The postdoctoral researcher, will serve as project coordinator. Under the guidance of the faculty team, the researcher will develop and conduct surveys, analyze data, design a behavioral intervention, and write the grant report and academic papers.


    How to Apply


    Applications must be submitted by June 30, 2021 to Monica Pena at  

    The subject line of the e-mail will denote your last name UCLA Postdoc.  Please submit the following materials: 

    • Cover letter
    • Curriculum Vitae or resume.
    • Letters of recommendation. Arrange to have 2 letters of reference submitted to  with only your name in the subject line.

    If you have questions, please contact Professor Delmas (


    Magali (Maggie) Delmas
    Professor of Management, UCLA / @maggiedelmas