Predoctoral position at Los Angeles Behavioral Economics Laboratory, University of Southen California

Los Angeles Behavioral Economics Laboratory
Position: In person Project Specialist (half time)/Trainee (half-time)

Research center: Los Angeles Behavioral Economics Laboratory (LABEL)

Location: University of Southern California, Department of Economics

Description: The Los Angeles Behavioral Economics Laboratory (LABEL) seeks a project specialist for the academic year 2023-2024. This position is designed for students who wish to explore research in behavioral sciences before applying to graduate school. The position involves supporting research in behavioral and experimental economics. The project specialist is involved in several
research projects in different stages:

Proof of concepts and modeling

Software design

Data analysis


The position also includes

 ● attending to technical and administrative components of the research: maintenance of equipment, implementation and supervision of experimental procedures;

supervising students enrolled in research activities in the LABEL training program;

participating in the dissemination effort of the lab through news media and social media, as well as through conferences, lectures and workshops (research and community-based).

Start time: mid-august/early September 2023

Length: up to 2 years

Compensation: commensurate with experience

Profile of applicants:
Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Economics, Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computer Science or a related Behavioral Science. Applicants must demonstrate strong technical skills and an ability to work in a lab (collaborative) environment. Applicants who wish to take some time between programs to explore research in behavioral sciences before applying to graduate school are encouraged to apply. Previous holders of this position have been admitted in Masters and PhD programs at Stanford, USC, Ohio State, UC Riverside and UCL.

Additional benefits: The selected candidate will be enrolled in the LABEL visitor's training program (open to high-schoolers, undergraduate, master and predoctoral students). As a trainee, they will have access to the benefits of that program, including participating in LABEL events, educational activities and research projects. Learn about the LABEL Training Program at

Application procedure:
1. Fill the
application form and upload your CV and a one-page letter of intent describing
your background

your interest in relation to the research we do at LABEL

any previous lab experience

your technical skills

your plans for the future

2. Arrange for a reference letter to be sent to
3. We will contact you ASAP and request an interview if we identify you as a suitable candidate.