PhD position Wageningen University

Apply before: 24 Augustus 2014
Institute: Wageningen University
Vacancy text: In many climate related policy interventions saving energy to save money is a central argument to convince citizens to take action. However, for many segments of energy consumption, monetary savings are irrelevant. This project focuses on situations in which the energy bill is not directly paid by the individuals who use the energy (eg., all-inclusive housing, hotels) and a different approach to encouraging energy conservation is required.
This PhD project has two aims:
1. Improve theoretical knowledge about stimulating cooperative behavior in situations in which financial incentives are not relevant.
2. To translate this research into functioning interventions in practice.

We ask
We seek a candidate with a Master’s degree in a field related to Social Psychology, Economic Psychology, Behavioral Economics or Environmental Psychology, and with a keen interest in both fundamental research and the application of behavioral theories to practice. He/she should be familiar with experimental research and/or surveys, and preferably have a background in quantitative research methods. Fluency in English and good communication and organization skills are essential.
We offer
We offer a PhD position for 4 years (with interim evaluation after 18 months). Gross salary will increase from 2083 euro in the first year up to 2664 euro in the last year based on a full-time appointment (38 hours per week). In addition we offer a holiday bonus of 8% and an end-of-the-year bonus of 8.3% of your annual salary.

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