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    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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forging a stronger connection between behavioral science and policy makers

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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