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  • Senior Behavioural Insights Advisor: Ontario Securities Commission (OSC)


    $106,725 - $133,405


    Tuesday, August 14, 2022

    Senior Behavioural Insights Advisor (Behavioural Scientist/Behavioural Economist)

    Investor Office

    Full-time Permanent

    ($106,725 – $133,405)

    File #22-38      

    Grow your career and make a difference working at the OSC!

    Who we are

    The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is the statutory body responsible for regulating Ontario’s capital markets in accordance with the mandate established in the provincial Securities Act and the Commodity Futures Act. The mandate of the OSC is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices, to foster fair, efficient and competitive capital markets and confidence in the capital markets, to foster capital formation, and to contribute to the stability of the financial system and the reduction of systemic risk. This mandate is performed through policy, operational, adjudication and enforcement work. The OSC also contributes to national and global securities regulation development.

    We offer a diverse, fair and flexible work environment and take pride in our challenging and rewarding work.

    Investor Office staff strive for excellence in everything we do. The Investor Office ( is a regulatory operations branch of the OSC created in 2015. The Investor Office sets the strategic direction and leads the OSC’s efforts in investor engagement, education, outreach and research. The Investor Office also has a policy function, plays a key role in the oversight of the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI), and provides leadership in the area of behavioural insights at the OSC.


    Reporting to the Manager, Investor Research and Behavioural Insights, the Senior Behavioural Insights Advisor will contribute to thought leadership and applied research in behavioural insights at the OSC. The Senior Advisor will play a key role in designing and executing testing, experimentation, and evaluation using behavioural science methods (intersection of economics and psychology). The Senior Advisor will help advance the OSC’s efforts to enhance capacity and understanding of the benefits of the application of behavioural insights at the OSC and beyond.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    Behavioural Insights Research Program Leadership

    • Make recommendations to the Manager on potential BI projects for consideration.
    • Lead behavioural insights research projects, including procurement, vendor relations, and dissemination of results to ensure maximum impact and reach.
    • Provide advice to the Manager on the development, prioritization and implementation of the behavioural insights research portfolio aligned with OSC and Investor Office objectives.
    • Design and implement experiments, including randomized control trials in field and online environments.
    • Provide behavioural insights support and advice on regulatory policy initiatives to other members of the Investor Office team.
    • Make internal behavioural insights presentations to the Commission, Executive Director, directors of branches, and other OSC staff with the Manager, Director, or other Investor Office staff.
    • Provide advice and support on other investor research projects.

    Liaison and Thought Leadership

    • Develop position and research papers for public and internal audiences.
    • Present results from behavioural insights research at conferences/events.
    • Work with the Manager to liaise with key staff within the OSC, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and external stakeholders to formulate and provide behavioural insights advice on regulatory policy and operational processes and other strategic issues.

    Capacity and Capability Building within the OSC

    • Develop and execute an outreach plan for continued engagement with OSC staff to educate and engage key personnel in understanding, participating in, and supporting the incorporation of behavioural insights into their work.

    Who you are    

    • Passionate about exploring human behaviour in the context of capital markets and identifying how we might use behavioural insights to address the challenges facing retail investors.
    • Relevant experience applying behavioural insights and leading complex research projects.
    • Significant knowledge of behavioural science research methods and data analysis capabilities, including behavioural economics and psychology.
    • Experience analyzing experimental data using econometrics and other advanced statistical techniques in R, Stata, Excel or similar.
    • Superior communications skills, both written and oral.
    • Ability to work well with individuals at all levels and across sectors and jurisdictions.
    • Commitment to capacity and capability-building across groups with varying levels of knowledge and awareness of behavioural insights.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate behavioural insights applications, concepts and empirical evidence in a clear and meaningful way across diverse audiences (public policy, financial, academic, public interest).
    • Knowledge of policy development and financial markets is an asset.

    Apply online at by Tuesday, August 14, 2022.

    We thank all applicants for their interest in the Ontario Securities Commission. We will contact those selected for an interview.

    Inclusion and Diversity at the OSC

    The OSC is committed to diversity and providing an inclusive workplace. It is our priority to ensure employment opportunities are visible and barrier-free to all under-represented groups, including, but not limited to, Indigenous, Black and racialized groups, people with disabilities, women and people from the LGBTQ2S community, to achieve an employee demographic profile reflective of the demographic profile of Ontarians.

    The OSC is a proud partner with the following organizations: BlackNorth Initiative >, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion >, and Pride at Work Canada >.


    If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting our confidential inbox [email protected].

    Visit Accessibility at the OSC >to review the OSC’s policies on accessibility and accommodation in the workplace.

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  • Are you a data or social scientist?: THE [email protected]


    Washington DC

    Position Type




    Great news: We’re significantly expanding our team! Join a group of Data Scientists, Social Scientists, and Civic Design Researchers working to meet DC’s most critical problems and promote equitable outcomes for all Washingtonians. Thanks to federal recovery funds, the District has the opportunity to build back better by testing innovative and bold ideas.

    Over the next three years, The Lab will help policymakers design and evaluate these efforts to make informed decisions on alternatives to policing, gun violence prevention, increasing long-term housing stability, combating academic learning loss, supporting returning citizens, and workforce development. Check out examples of our past work!

    We need Data Scientists and Social Scientists at the Masters, ABD, PhD level, and beyond with strong coding, statistics, and modeling skills to support our growing team.  Paid opportunities are also available to current faculty members at institutions of higher education.

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  • Associate or Full Professor: University of Chicago




    May 1, 2022

    Associate or Full Professor – Education

    The Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenured Associate or Full Professor in Education. Candidates from all relevant disciplines will be considered, including but not limited to Economics, Psychology, Sociology, or Data Science.


    To apply for this position, candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio academic jobs board at: Applicants must submit: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) one sample publication; 3) research statement; and 4) teaching statement. Review of applications will begin September 11, 2021.  No applications will be accepted after May 1, 2022.


    We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

    The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination.

    Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email [email protected] with their request.

  • Senior Data Analyst: EveryDay Labs



    About the Role
    As our Senior Quantitative Data Analyst at EveryDay Labs, your work will immediately improve student outcomes by helping districts across the country to reduce absenteeism and increase learning time for students who need it most. EveryDay Labs brings a uniquely rigorous research, design, and evaluation process to edtech, executing more randomized controlled trials (RCTs) than most other education companies in the country.
    Your role will be central to this process, with responsibility for executing our ambitious learning agenda and evaluating outcomes.

    Your primary responsibilities will include: designing and executing RCTs to evaluate and improve the outcomes of our interventions, performing impact analysis and drafting program evaluations for our programs, designing, executing and analyzing survey research, working with our Data Engineers to standardize and automate parts of the impact analysis process in Python, performing ad hoc analysis to better understand attendance patterns and surface actionable insights, and supporting the data team’s work in executing our programs as needed. As an early member of our Engineering & Data Science team at EveryDay Labs, you will work across a variety of projects, products, and services.

    Please apply at this link

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  • Behavioral Scientist: RARE




    January 31, 2022

    Position Overview

    Rare inspires change so people and nature thrive. Over more than three decades, Rare has partnered with local organizations to run more than 400 projects in 60 countries, all focused on driving community-led adoption of behavioral solutions to promote coastal fishery recovery, regenerative agriculture, climate change mitigation, and more. Over its history, the vast majority of this work has taken place at the level of individual small to medium-sized communities and geographies. Rare now has an opportunity to begin working at the scale of mass media and entertainment, including but not limited to television and film, to inspire media consumers to change their own behavior to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, protect biodiversity and natural ecosystems, reduce pollution of lands and waterways, and more, using the power of behavioral science and behavior-centered design.

    This role in Rare’s Center for Behavior & the Environment is designed for a behavioral science expert with an incredible breadth of knowledge across the field paired with a remarkably strong ability to communicate those ideas clearly and compellingly. This role gives the opportunity to leverage those skills through partners to not only impact the environment, but millions of lives across the globe.

    Reporting to Rare’s Behavioral Science Lead in the Center for Behavior & the Environment and working very closely with the Program Director for Entertainment Media on the Make It Personal team, the Behavioral Scientist will…

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Strategic Advising – Work closely with media and entertainment partners to advise on the incorporation of behavioral science into content strategy with a combination of scientific rigor that demonstrates a breadth and depth of expertise as well as an ability to communicate compellingly to a lay audience
    • Behavioral and Psychological Research – Collaborate with other behavioral scientists in the Center for Behavior & the Environment and partners to conduct compelling research on the effect of media exposure on pro-environmental behaviors
    • Thought Leadership – Speak and write about topics related to climate and behavioral science for internal and external audiences
    • Tool Development – Collaborate on the development of learning materials, toolkits, and trainings to support the application of behavioral science to entertainment and media content development

    Valuable Skills and Experience:

    • Expert-level knowledge of the behavioral sciences, including psychology, behavioral economics, marketing, anthropology, and sociology, covering foundational as well as recent research;
    • Communicating concepts from the behavioral sciences in clear tangible ways, demonstrating their applicability and making acting on them accessible to a non-expert audience;
    • Analyzing a real-world problem to identify applicable concepts and insights from the behavioral sciences;
    • Designing and executing secondary research to synthesize primary literature for non-expert audience;
    • Designing an executing experimental and quasi-experimental research to estimate the causal impact of interventions on psychological and behavioral outcomes;
    • Collaborating in a partner-facing role as a topic expert, involving carefully listening to interpret and understand key questions, and communicating to not only to convey expertise but to advance project objectives;
    • Familiar with basic climate science and trends (a deep base of knowledge is not required but some familiarity and literacy in the climate space will serve this role well);
    • Managing projects and people, including the ability to manage up, down and across;
    • Thriving in cross-functional team environments to build relationships across geographical distances, cultural communities, and up and down the organizational structure


    • To Rare’s mission and values;
    • To addressing important environmental issues such as climate change is required. Deep experience working on these issues is not necessarily required;
    • To the success of a team, to both teach and learn from others, and toggle comfortably between directing and supportive roles as needed

    This is a full-time remote role and the selected candidate should have current residence in one of the following states:

    • Virginia
    • Maryland
    • DC
    • California
    • Washington
    • Florida
    • Texas
    • Georgia
    • North Carolina
    • Indiana
    • Delaware
    • Maine
    • Oregon
    • New York
    • Pennsylvania
    • Massachusetts

    Rare is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply; EOE/M/F/D/V

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  • Call for papers: Behavioral Science & Policy Association Annual Conference

    On May 5-6, 2022 over 500 leading behavioral scientists, policymakers, executives, and press will join Eric Johnson, Ayelet Fishbach, John List, Ellen Peters, representatives of governments and behavioral units from U.S.A. Canada, U.K., Australia, South Africa and many others to gather for the 2022 BSPA Online Conference.

    All of the programming uniquely fit for digital will be hosted online with live streaming and interactive sessions from 11am-5pm (EST) on May 5th and 6th.

    BSPA seeks proposals by February 7, 2022 for short (TED talk style) presentations highlighting research in five thematic areas in which behavioral scientists could have significant influence on policy. These areas are based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and include:







    Each short presentation session is designed to inform and influence academics, policy makers, and managers.  Presentations may demonstrate recent key research findings (potentially from multiple papers) with meaningful implications for policy and practice and need not present new work-in-progress. These presentations should not be highly technical.

    Click here to learn more and to submit: LINK 

    Conference Organizers: Craig Fox (UCLA), Suzanne Shu (Cornell University), Sim Sitkin (Duke University), and Dilip Soman (University of Toronto)



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policy influencer & practitioner benefits

  • We arrange consultation services with the BSPA membership base – comprised of leading behavioral scientists with an expertise in government, corporate and non-profit settings
  • We provide access to the most current, insights-driven behavioral policy recommendations and implementation of behavioral insights and interventions via articles, white papers, abstracts, essays

behavioral science expert benefits

  • We sustain a forum for consultation with policy influencers and practitioners interested in testing and applying rigorous research to real issues
  • We support the cultivation of relationships, collaborative efforts and opportunities with fellow behavioral science experts
  • We identify opportunities for fellowships, internships, and positions in government and private sector organizations in which social scientists can design and implement practice-focused research or help interpret such research for policy development and implementation
  • In partnership with The Brookings Institution, we democratize access to publish applied behavioral research and policy recommendations research by way of a unique peer-reviewed journal

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