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  • Manager of Market & Behavioral Insights: National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

    Location

    Washington, DC

    Salary

    Commensurate with experience.

    Position Type

    Management

    Closes

    February 27, 2017

    The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy works to ensure that all children are born into families committed to and ready to raise the next generation. Our 2026 goals are to: 1) reduce teen pregnancy by 50 percent; 2) reduce unplanned pregnancy among women age 18-29 by 25 percent; and 3) reduce racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in teen and unplanned pregnancy rates by 50 percent. We address the complex factors that lead to unplanned pregnancy through policy, research, capacity building, convening, and strategic communications. We approach our work in an evidence-based, bi-partisan, non-ideological way. We focus on five strategies critical to reducing teen and unplanned pregnancy: 1) Make it the norm among young people to act consistently with their decisions about when and if to get pregnant. 2) Ensure that all young people have a trusted adult or social network with which they can discuss sex, relationships, and their futures. 3) Ensure that everybody has reliable, resonant, and accurate information about sexual health, including all contraceptive methods. 4) Ensure that everybody has full access to the full range of contraceptive methods within 60 minutes of where they live. 5) Make pregnancy planning standard practice in settings influential in the lives of young people, such as education.

    Position Available

    The National Campaign has an opening for an experienced professional to serve as Manager of Market and Behavioral Insights. Working as part of an integrated cross-functional team, the Manager will help support the Campaign’s strong commitment to ensuring that our efforts are grounded in evidence and research and to assessing our impact and effectiveness. Specifically, she/he will design and conduct applied research to yield key insights about our target audiences that in turn strengthen The National Campaign’s efforts to reach young adults, 18-29 years old, with an emphasis on our digital efforts. Increasingly, innovations in public health are being informed by the constructs of social and behavioral economics and related disciplines as they address the gap between people’s long-term intentions and their everyday actions, and The Campaign seeks a professional who can apply these principles to glean insights about our target audiences in ways that will increase our impact.

    Duties

    The Manager will work with the Vice President of Research and Evaluation as well as the Vice President of Digital Media to identify key research questions, metrics, analytic strategies, and data sources pertaining to how our target audiences consume, interact with, and respond to digital content, and to Bedsider.org in particular. In addition, the incumbent will proactively anticipate business questions and associated learning needs for the assigned areas of responsibility. She/he will work with the Research Manager to implement numerous short-term analyses and will collaborate closely with the Vice Presidents of Research and Evaluation and Digital Media in developing research plans and presenting results.

    While this person will not be responsible for creating or adapting digital innovations, she/he will need to distill results into key insights that are actionable and continually strengthen the reach and resonance of our efforts. Of particular interest is how digital content can influence not only knowledge and attitudes but ultimately decisions and behavior as they relate to reproductive health, particularly among young adults at high risk of unplanned pregnancy.

    Qualifications

    The Manager of Market and Behavioral Insights must have completed an advanced degree in behavioral economics, market research, public health, data science, or a related behavioral research discipline that included methodological and statistical training. The Manager must also have at least two years of experience applying rapid cycle learning, machine learning, predictive analytics, market segmentation or similar techniques to inform the design of innovations seeking to modify behavior in real-world settings. Expertise in leveraging the Behavioral Economics framework (e.g. loss aversion, endowment effect, etc.) and psychological models to identify the key factors that influence audience behavior, as well experience using social media or other big data in furthering an organization’s goals are a must, as is a basic understanding of evaluation design. Familiarity with the application of behavioral research and/or big data analytics within a public health or reproductive health setting is a plus. She/he must be both self-directed and collaborative, work on multiple tasks concurrently, complete projects on schedule, and possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills. The Manager will also need excellent written and verbal communication skills, must be able to work effectively on both short- and long-term projects, and must be able to comfortably embrace a “big tent,” nonpartisan approach to teen and unplanned pregnancy prevention.

    Salary and benefits

    This position is classified as exempt. Salary is commensurate with experience. The National Campaign is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Application:
    Closing Date: February 27, 2017

    Please send a cover letter and resume to: recruitment@thenc.org

     

  • Applied Researcher: Center for Advanced Hindsight - Duke University

    Location

    Durham, NC,

    Position Type

    Research

    Closes

    Feb 5, 2017

    March/April start
    Based in Durham, NC, at least 15% travel

    The Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University is looking for an experienced candidate to join as an Applied Researcher. In this role, you will work with partners and clients to apply and evaluate behavioral research-based ideas in the “real world.” Initially, the role will focus on two partners from the health sector; however, there may be an opportunity to develop relationships with additional partners from other sectors.

    The Center for Advanced Hindsight

    The Center for Advanced Hindsight (CAH) is a behavioral economics lab that is part of Duke University. We study, design, test and implement interventions with a focus on addressing challenges in the health and financial services sectors. We partner with a range of organizations (e.g., credit unions, companies with wellness programs). We are fun, sociable and fast-paced. Please see our website, advanced-hindsight.com, for more information about CAH.

    Qualifications

    Experience: Must have at least two years or related/relevant experience, including but not limited to conducting field experiments, presenting academic material to lay audiences, project management, and/or consulting.

    Education/Training: Undergraduate degree required. Candidate with a Master’s degree or PhD is preferred but not essential. This is not a post-doctoral position.

    Skills/Experience/Knowledge

    • Knowledge of behavioral science, economics, psychology, public health and/or public policy
    • Demonstrated experience with research methodology for causal inference
    • Comfortable using statistical software to conduct data analyses

    Technical (required):

    • Statistical software (R, SPSS, Stata, etc.)
    • Microsoft Office (Excel, in particular)

    Other

    • Curiosity and a passion for inquiry, self-motivated
    • Excellent leadership, teamwork, and interpersonal skills
    • Strong public-speaking and presentation skills (particularly in explaining scientific research to general audiences)
    • Ability to work in a team environment and build relationships with individuals at all levels. Ability to work closely with a diversity of partners and clients with varying levels of research experience
    • Ability to adapt project approach and work in changing environments
    • Productive, timely, and responsible with organizational and prioritization skills. Ability to meet strict deadlines in a timely manner.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as manage multiple collaborations and research projects at once • Ability to recognize your own limitations and ask for help when needed

    Roles and Responsibilities

    The role includes complex tasks including designing, organizing, assisting in, and communicating research studies with external partners. The candidate will be responsible for driving two partner projects forward, including managing key relationships with project stakeholders. The candidate will also coordinate a small team at CAH to assist with these projects and will be responsible for mentoring and managing team members. Depending on workload, the candidate might be asked to work on or pursue other partnerships; however, there is some flexibility for other types of assignments based on the candidate’s interest and skills. Tasks include, but are not limited to:

    • Managing multiple projects simultaneously. You will be the key go-to person for partner management.
    • Developing and adapting research questions and procedures to test behavioral interventions in the field and laboratory.
    • Ensuring team and project compliance with IRB, trial protocols, and data security protection.
    • Collaborating with university research teams outside of Duke.
    • Consulting with partners about possible behavioral economics applications and best practices.
    • Learning about the partner’s organization and field and identifying behavioral challenges. Recommending an approach grounded in behavioral economics research and examples.
    • Conducting behavioral economics workshops to introduce and excite partners about our approach. Communicating research findings through both academic and nonacademic means.

    If you qualify for and are interested in this position, please e-mail your resume or CV to: Jamie.Foehl@Duke.edu by February 5, 2017.

    If you are contacted for an interview, you will be asked to complete several tasks relevant to the duties required for this position.

  • Postdoctoral Researchers: Chicago Booth Center for Decision Research

    Closes

    January 20, 2017

    The Center for Decision Research at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business anticipates hiring up to 2 postdoctoral researchers, each for a period of one year (renewable for a second year), with a starting date of July 2017.

    Position 1: Supported by a gift from Howard and Nancy Marks to the Center for Decision Research, this position is designed to foster research that is on the boundaries of psychology, economics, and finance. We are seeking candidates who have recently earned their Ph.D. in one of those fields (or are expecting their degree in 2017) and would like to broaden and deepen their knowledge in one of the neighboring disciplines. The primary goal for the person who fills this position will be to strengthen cross-disciplinary research skills and conduct research. To this end, the postdoc will receive a research budget and is encouraged to collaborate on projects of mutual interest with faculty in all faculty groups at the Booth School as well as units at the University of Chicago. The only other responsibilities of this postdoc will be to serve as the coordinator of the center’s brownbag series, and assist with other center programs and events as needed.

    Position 2: This position is designed to support a talented behavioral scientist in generating significant research contributions to behavioral science disciplines (e.g., psychology, economics). To this end, the postdoc will receive a research budget to facilitate the conduct of research both independently and in collaboration with CDR faculty, with particular encouragement to advance high-quality, cutting-edge field research. Accordingly, the successful candidate must demonstrate an outstanding capacity to generate original research questions and implement of studies to investigate those questions in both the laboratory and the field. Specific duties will include participating in study design, data acquisition and analysis, manuscript development, and presentation/publication of results. The position also entails management of outreach activities for CDRLabs, including oversight of participant recruiting, study solicitation, and communication with organization partners.

    Depending on the candidate’s qualifications and interests, both open positions may also offer teaching responsibilities.

    Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, two letters of recommendation, and a cover letter describing their research interests, as well as the potential contribution of this position to the progress of their disciplinary training and academic career. Selection will be based largely on the applicant's ability to work collaboratively on research with one or more of the Center for Decision Research faculty members. Thus, the applicant should indicate one or two faculty members with whom they would be most interested in collaborating.

    In order to receive full consideration, materials should be submitted electronically by Friday, January 20, 2017.

    To apply to Position 1 (Howard and Nancy Marks postdoc), visit:
    https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/
    and “Search Postings” for Requisition Number: 101750

    Letters of recommendation for Position 1 (Howard and Nancy Marks postdoc) should be submitted through the following website:
    http://chicagobooth.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3eBuZg5O4dB5W0l

    To apply to Position 2 (postdoc/CDRLabs manager), visit:
    https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/
    and “Search Postings” for Requisition Number: 101751

    Letters of recommendation for Position 2 (postdoc/CDRLabs manager) should be submitted through the following website:
    http://chicagobooth.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8vRDBxJNnZMMVDf

    For questions about any of these positions, please email the Executive Director of the Center for Decision Research, Heather.Caruso@chicagobooth.edu

    The Center for Decision Research at University of Chicago supports a group of researchers interested in the study of judgment and decision making, social psychology, marketing, and behavioral and experimental economics. Chicago Booth faculty affiliates include: Daniel Bartels, Christopher Bryan, Eugene Caruso, Nicholas Epley, Ayelet Fishbach, Reid Hastie, Christopher Hsee, Emma Levine, Ann McGill, Ed O’Brien, Devin Pope, Jane Risen, Anuj Shah, Abigail Sussman, Thomas Talhelm, Richard Thaler, Oleg Urminsky, Bernd Wittenbrink, and George Wu). The group runs weekly workshop and brownbag seminars. More information on the group and our activities is available at: www.chicagocdr.org. There are also numerous workshops, brownbags, and seminars in economics and finance at Booth and elsewhere on campus.

    The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  • Senior Manager, Behavioral Insights: Discover

    Salary

    Commensurate with Experience

    Senior Manager, Behavioral Insights

    At Discover were growing our Consumer Insight Center of Excellence. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. We are looking for a Senior Manager of Behavioral Insights to join our growing Insights team. This position reports to the Director, Insights Capabilities, and will be responsible for shaping and executing the Behavioral Insight vision and strategy for Discover. This person will be instrumental in building enterprise wide Behavioral Insights capabilities in alignment with stakeholder priorities.

    Responsibilities

    As a behavioral economist, you understand its power in influencing consumer behavior. This is an opportunity for you to apply these principles to improve the overall experience for our customers and also drive business results. You’ll have the opportunity to use behavioral science to help people spend smarter and manage their debt better. You’ll run experimental studies to determine what works, and what doesn’t, and implement your findings.

    This person will work with the marketing, service, and research teams to identify and solve pressing questions around consumer credit card and banking behavior, and put the answers into practice. This person will apply his/her knowledge of cognitive psychology and behavioral science to conduct behavior analysis, experimental design, and consumer insights development.

    Specific responsibilities will include:

    Developing a best-in-class behavioral insights function within Discover.
    Proactively recommending topics of importance for business units to understand and consider
    Responding to ad hoc key business questions with expert analysis
    Leveraging behavioral economics framework to identify relevant heuristics and mental models affecting consumer behavior at different points in the customer experience
    Analyzing and creating new marketing messages, user experiences, and call center scripts
    Building strong relationships and collaborating cross-functionally to design consumer-focused research and experiments
    Developing analytic frameworks to support research efforts
    Socializing and implementing research findings from those experiments with business teams and management
    Educating business teams in concepts and applications of behavioral science

    Skills Required:
    • 5+ years of hands-on consumer research using methods from Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, or Cognitive Sciences to understand consumer decision making.
    • Experience in applying behavioral economics findings (from experiments and behavioral interventions) to product, communication, and experience challenges in a professional setting
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Advanced degree in Behavioral Economics, Behavioral Finance, or Cognitive Psychology strongly desired.
    • Strong leader: You conduct scientifically rigorous research and experiments, communicate clearly, and leverage research for positive change.
    • Big thinker: You continually challenge the teams collective thinking to be bigger and better. You are not held back by traditional approaches or conventional ways of solving problems.
    • Highly Curious: You continually ask the right questions and never stop asking why?
    • Customer Focused: You are obsessed with delighting your customers.
    • Team Player: You produce better results when working with others and never say, Thats not my job.
    • Talented researcher: You have strong quantitative and qualitative research experience. You come up with bold plans to discover insights, and you are able to successfully draw from varied experiences to solve problems and generate insights.
    • Perseverance: You work through barriers to pursue that big insight.
    • Excellent analytical skills: You understand the meaning and limitations of the data, and you can identify and communicate key findings to senior executives in clear, straightforward ways.
    • Communicator: You are able to write compelling research summaries where you translate sophisticated analytics into easy to understand insights. You have strong story-telling capabilities with the ability to present to executive audiences.
    • Influencer: You are able to influence senior decision makers when discussing your findings.
    • Well-rounded: You have a strong understanding of new product development, marketing/advertising, business strategy/planning, customer experience, and financial drivers.

    Skills Desired:
    The ideal candidate will have the following traits:

    • Prior financial services work experience.
    • Prior experience in a strategic management consulting or market research role.
    • Demonstrated ability writing about behavioral research for a general audience

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  • Chief Research Officer: The NYC Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ)

    Location

    NYC

    Posted

    8/24/16

    The NYC Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) is looking for a Chief Research Officer.

    We are looking for a motivated, entrepreneurial leader, with a demonstrated interest in criminal justice, who will be able to develop our research agenda, manage our research budget and a team of ten researchers, and drive citywide initiatives related to data, research and technology tools.

    Click here for the job description for this position. For more information about MOCJ, please visit our website: www.nyc.gov/criminaljustice.

    To apply: Please send a resume, cover letter and example of your work to CJCresumes@cityhall.nyc.gov with the subject “Chief Research Officer.”

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  • Assistant Professor: The Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy

    Location

    University of California, Berkeley, CA

    Salary

    Commensurate with Experience

    Position Type

    Tenure-track appointment to the faculty at the Assistant Professor rank

    Posted

    August 8, 2016

    Closes

    October 17, 2016

    The Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track appointment to the faculty at the Assistant Professor rank. We seek applications from researchers and scholars who use data and behavioral science with an intent to solve pressing social problems, improve public policy, and improve government performance. The expected start date is July 1, 2017.

    For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, please go to http://apptrkr.com/864168. The deadline to apply is October 17, 2016. For questions, please contact Assistant Dean of Administration & Operations Sandi Ketchpel, at sandi_k@berkeley.edu.

    UC Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.

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  • Director of Behavioral Science: Sentient Decision Science

    Location

    Portsmouth, NH, USA

    Salary

    Commensurate with Experience

    Position Type

    Full-time

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  • Environment & Behavioral Economics Summer Projects Assistant: Root Solutions

    Location

    Emeryville, CA, USA

    Position Type

    Volunteer, flexible position

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  • Manager of Behavioral Research: Northrup Grumman

    Location

    Monterey, CA, USA

    Salary

    Commensurate with Experience

    Position Type

    Full-time

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  • Behavioral Scientist (Investor Behavior): Morningstar

    Location

    Chicago, USA

    Salary

    Commensurate with Experience

    Position Type

    Full-time

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  • Research Assistant: Family Well-Being and Children's Development: MDRC

    Location

    Oakland, CA, USA

    Salary

    Commensurate with Experience

    Position Type

    Full-time

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  • Research Assistant: Young Adult and Post-Secondary Education: MDRC

    Location

    New York City, USA

    Salary

    Commensurate with Experience

    Position Type

    Full-time

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  • Research Assistant: Low-Wage Workers and Co: MDRC

    Location

    New York City, USA

    Salary

    Commensurate with Experience

    Position Type

    Full-time

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  • Research Co-ordinator, Behavioral Science: MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Location

    Houston, USA

    Salary

    Commensurate with Experience

    Position Type

    Full-time

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  • Product Manager/Behavioral Economist: LifeLock

    Location

    Mountain View, CA, USA

    Salary

    Commensurate with Experience

    Position Type

    Full-time

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  • Vice President, Applied Research and Evaluation: ideas42

    Location

    New York City, USA

    Salary

    Commensurate with Experience

    Position Type

    Full-time

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  • Project Manager - South Asia: ideas42

    Location

    India

    Salary

    Commensurate with Experience

    Position Type

    Full-time

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  • Quantitative Researcher, Growth: Facebook

    Location

    Menlo Park, CA, USA

    Salary

    Commensurate with Experience

    Position Type

    Full-time

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  • Behavioral Research Scientist: Delos

    Location

    New York City, USA

    Salary

    Commensurate with Experience

    Position Type

    Full-time

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  • Lab Manager: Center for Behavioral and Decision Research

    Location

    Pittsburgh, PA, USA

    Salary

    Commensurate with Experience

    Position Type

    Full-time

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  • Research Associate: Center for Advanced Hindsight

    Location

    Durham, USA

    Salary

    Commensurate with Experience

    Position Type

    Full-time

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  • Senior Behavioral Researcher: Center for Advanced Hindsight

    Location

    San Francisco, USA

    Salary

    Commensurate with Experience

    Position Type

    Full-time

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  • Product Manager: Center for Advanced Hindsight

    Location

    San Francisco, USA

    Salary

    Commensurate with Experience

    Position Type

    Full-time

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  • behavioral researcher: Center for Advanced Hindsight

    Location

    San Francisco, USA

    Salary

    Commensurate with Experience

    Position Type

    Full-time

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  • Principal Advisor, Productivity and Growth: Behavioral Insights team

    Location

    London, UK

    Salary

    50,000-75,000 GBP plus benefits

    Position Type

    Full-time

    Closes

    05/30/16

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  • Behavioral Scientist: Amazon Web Services, Inc

    Location

    Seattle, USA

    Salary

    Commensurate with Experience

    Position Type

    Full-time

    Posted

    05/03/16

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  • Applied Behavioral Scientist, New Talent Program: Amazon Corporate LLC

    Location

    Seattle, USA

    Salary

    Commensurate with Experience

    Position Type

    Full-time

    Posted

    3/23/2016

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