Postdoctoral Position in Consumer Behavior

A postdoctoral fellow position in consumer behavior is available at the marketing department of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam starting in the spring or summer of 2024.

The postdoctoral researcher will primarily work together with Prof. Femke van Horen on a grant-funded project focused on the adoption of innovations in general and the development of a method to assess the relation between visual similarity and liking of food innovations (e.g., plant-based meat, lab-grown meat), more specifically.


  • Conduct experimental research on the themes outlined above;
  • Write high-quality research papers;
  • Present research-in-progress at, e.g. workshops/conferences;
  • Initiate meetings and share results with the involved researchers.


  • A gross monthly salary of €3,226–€4.332, depending on education and experience.
  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment,
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus,
  • solid pension scheme (ABP),
  • contribution to commuting expenses,
  • optional model for designing a personalized benefits package.

Job Requirements

Interested candidate should

  • have a Ph.D. in social or cognitive psychology, consumer behavior, behavioral economics, or a related discipline must be completed prior to starting this position.
  • have strong knowledge of research methods and experimental design
  • be able to collaborate in groups as well as work individually;
  • have advanced data analysis and programming skills
  • have affinity with the topic of sustainability, food, and health
  • demonstrable flexibility and strong communication skills required to collaborate with international and local researchers and societal partner(s);
  • have high academic writing skills and ability to publish in the leading academic journals
  • be proficient in written and spoken English;
  • be willing to work in-office (this is an in-person job)
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Application Process

Applications in one pdf should include:

  • curriculum vitae,
  • personal motivation letter,
  • research statement and
  • two reference letters.

To apply for the Postdoctoral Position in Consumer Behaviorclick here.

Deadline: January 14, 2024.

For more information on postdoctoral positions in consumer behavior, visit the official site.

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