Improving prosocial attitudes through behavioral interventions

2 Research Collaborator positions
(Deadline April 22nd, 2022 13:00 )

Behavioral economics, health economics, impact evaluation, experimental psychology, cognitive psychology, cognitive science, experimental philosophy, philosophy of science.


Two Research Collaborators on the project “Spinta gentile, vaccinazione anti-COVID-19 e salute pubblica” (SpinGeVacS: Nudges, COVID-19 vaccination and public health) funded by Regione Toscana. The project aims at collecting data about people’s beliefs, motivations, preferences, and behaviors in healthcare contexts. The goal is developing behaviorally-inspired tools to promote prosocial behavior (e.g., improving vaccination compliance among both the general population and healthcare professionals) and to improve transparent and trustworthy communication, decision-making and policy design (e.g., nudge and boosting interventions).
 The ideal candidates will fit in at least one of the following profiles:
 1) One junior researcher with a solid background in social/behavioral science, experience in designing and conducting experiments (e.g., RCTs) in the lab or in the field, and/or familiarity with quantitative methods for data analysis (e.g., causal modeling, counterfactual analysis); or
2) One junior researcher with a solid background in cognitive/behavioral science, familiarity with designing and administering questionnaires and/or qualitative studies, and documented experience in paper writing.


The Research Collaborators will join the SpinGeVacS project team, collaborating on experimental design and data collection, data analysis, and paper writing.

Formal requirements
  • Master's degree or equivalent;
  • Good knowledge of English, both spoken and written.



1 year

Gross amount

 € 20.260,00/year


SpinGeVacS – “Spinta gentile, vaccinazione anti-COVID-19 e salute pubblica”, finanziato nell’ambito del bando di Ricerca COVID 19 di Regione Toscana con scorrimento di graduatoria di cui al decreto dirigenziale 8971 del 14/05/2021 mediante il ricorso al contributo regionale a valere sul Programma Attuativo Regionale cofinanziato dal FSC e al contributo a valere sui fondi FAR messi a disposizione dal MUR;

codice P0205, CUP: D69J21006470002;

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Apply ONLINE only.

Before filling in the application form, please read thoroughly the full call and collect all the files you may need:


  • Personal info and contact info (compulsory);
  • University degree (compulsory);
  • PhD (compulsory only if stated in the full call).


  • The scanned copy of a valid identity document (Passport or Identity Card - compulsory);
  • Your CV in English (compulsory).