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Two fully-funded PhD positions in behavioral science at the University of St.Gallen

WorkplaceSt. Gallen, Torstrasse 25, Eastern Switzerland, Switzerland
Duration4 years
Occupation rate
Job StartSeptember 1, 2022, or later

The Institute of Behavioral Science and Technology at the University of St.Gallen is offering two PhD positions at the intersection of behavioral science and new technologies.

The Institute of Behavioral Science and Technology (IBT) is an interdisciplinary research institute that delivers evidence-based insights to better understand, predict, and improve the human-technology relationship. The IBT is part of the University of St.Gallen, one of Europe’s top business schools, located in Eastern Switzerland between the Alps and Lake Constance.

Your Tasks

  • Develop a stream of research at the intersection of behavioral science and new technologies, ideally related to the lab’s current research on autonomous products, human-technology relationship, digital well-being, and/or meaning in life.
  • Publish in international, peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.
  • Support teaching activities by Prof. de Bellis (e.g., Empirical Social Research, Artificial Intelligence & Behavioral Science).


  • A passion for behavioral science and new technologies.
  • An excellent master’s degree (or equivalent) in psychology, marketing, behavioral economics, or a related field.
  • Outstanding English communication and writing skills.
  • Practical experience in empirical research, especially in lab and web-based experiments.
  • Solid knowledge of statistical methods.
  • A strong self-discipline, team-orientation, and openness to work in an international team.

We offer

  • A stimulating, interdisciplinary research environment.
  • Access to an international network of scholars.
  • Participation in international conferences.
  • A structured PhD program.
  • A healthy and balanced work-environment.
  • A business network of one of the top-ranked business schools in Europe.
  • A highly competitive salary.
  • The best cappuccino in town.

Contact and Address

We review applications immediately and continue until the positions are filled. The positions are fully funded for four years, the average duration for successfully obtaining a PhD. Applicants should submit a motivation letter, CV, transcript of grades, two reference contacts, and an exemplary piece of academic writing (e.g., master thesis).

To apply, please follow the instructions here: http://tiny.cc/ibthsg We look forward to receiving your application.



0041 (0)71 224 77 12


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