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  • Director of Behavioral Science: Sentient Decision Science

    Location

    Portsmouth, NH, USA

    The director of behavioral science position is a primary research position at Sentient Decision Science. In this position, you will work closely with all members of the research team including vice presidents, directors, managers and senior and associate analysts. This position is physically located in Sentient’s Portsmouth, NH office and currently reports to Aaron Reid, Ph.D., Chief Behavioral Scientist.

    The director of behavioral science position is responsible for creating and directing research projects that utilize traditional and advanced techniques from start to finish and ensuring that projects meet client needs and Sentient’s high research standards. Directors manage the work of a team of research managers, analysts, research support staff and key vendor relationships.

    In addition, the director of behavioral science position is client facing, including participation in needs analysis meetings when necessary, design and analysis meetings and results presentations. The director of behavioral science travels with the client account team when necessary.

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  • Quantitative Researcher, Growth: Facebook

    Location

    Menlo Park, CA, USA

    Connecting the world takes every one of us—and we’re just getting started.
    To succeed we need to understand the unique character of each of the world’s communities, what Facebook means or could mean to them, and how best to make our technology work for them. We’re looking for people with strong quantitative research skills to help in this effort.

    The ideal candidate will be a social scientist with expertise in quantitative research methodologies OR a quantitative specialist with experience solving social problems. They’ll be comfortable improvising and have the ability to work cross-functionally and thrive in a fast-paced organization. All product groups across Facebook are hiring including Instagram.

    Responsibilities

    • Help shape the research agenda and drive research projects from end-to-end
    • Collaborate with product teams to define relevant questions about user growth and engagement
    • Deploy appropriate quantitative methodologies to answer those questions
    • Develop novel approaches where traditional methods won’t do
    • Collaborate with qualitative researchers as needed and iterate quickly to generate usable insights for product and business decisions
    • Deliver insights and recommendations clearly to relevant audiences

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