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[d-ssc] BC Public Service Career Opportunity-Senior Behavioural Scientist-Victoria
October 17, 2018 at 4:16:37 PM PDT
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Senior Behavioural Scientist
We are looking for scientist-practitioners with a passion for experimental design and a desire to have an impact on issues facing the people and places of our province
Salary $73,400.00 - $101,900.00 annually
Two permanent positions available
The BC Behavioural Insights Group (BC BIG) is recruiting two Senior Behavioural Scientists. If
you thrive in a nimble, results-driven and collaborative environment and you like to draw on your research methods, data analysis, and knowledge translation skills to improve public programs and services, we think you’ll enjoy working with us.
Reporting to the Group Head, the Senior Behavioural Scientists will be responsible for leading a portfolio of behavioural insights projects. These projects will involve conducting scientifically and ethically sound interventions to solve behaviour-based policy
problems and then analyzing, interpreting and presenting results to senior decision-makers in the form of recommendations and policy advice. The Senior Behavioural Scientists will have the opportunity to work across the policy spectrum, including projects
in environment, healthcare, social services, natural resources, the economy, public safety and education. There may also be opportunities to teach, publish and collaborate with the academic community and beyond.
At BC BIG, we care about generating high quality evidence to inform decision-making and we believe our work is made better by building strategic partnerships inside
and outside of government. We also care about our people. The BIG team supports curiosity, flexibility, and professional growth. Come work with us in our bright, modern workspace in beautiful downtown Victoria and be part of a growing innovation ecosystem
in British Columbia.
Qualifications for this role include:
degree in psychology, economics, neuroscience or another relevant area of behavioural science. Preference may be given to those with a Master’s or a PhD in a related field.
minimum of 2 years of experience with experimental design.
minimum of 1 year of experience with data analysis and statistical software packages.
minimum of 2 years of experience presenting complex scientific findings to peers, senior executives, academics, and lay audiences through creative and engaging presentations, reports, blog posts, media interviews, etc.
minimum of 2 years of experience developing and delivering training to adult learners.
For more information and to apply by November 13, 2018, please go to: