We are seeking a behaviour scientist with an outstanding track record and an interest in pushing forward the boundaries of our understanding of behaviour change interventions.
The post involves working on the �Human Behaviour-Change Project� (please see www.humanbehaviourchange.org for more information about the project) The role will involve assisting in the development of the Behaviour Change Intervention Ontology, containing taxonomies of intervention techniques, usage by the target population, mechanisms of action, target behaviours, population and settings.
The role will require close liaison with experts in the field of behaviour change as well as with computer scientists and system architects. The post-holder will also contribute to the annotation of the published research literature, which will be used to train the artificial intelligence system. They will also help co-ordinate and manage the work of this highly complex project, and with organising the dissemination of project information to key groups of stakeholders.
This post is funded until November 2020 in the first instance.
We are currently seeking either a Research Fellow or a Research Assistant. Applicants for the Research Fellow post (grade 7) must have a PhD in Psychology, Behavioural Science, or a closely related field. Applicants for both posts will have a first degree in Psychology or a closely related subject at 2.1 (or higher) level.
The successful candidate will have enthusiasm for advancing both theory and practice in behaviour change interventions, a good knowledge of behavioural science evidence, methods and theory and the ability to apply this knowledge to a wide range of topics. They will have strong organisational skills and be able to manage a varied workload. They will also have to ability to build rapport with academic collaborators from other disciplines.