Behavioral Science Intervention Designer

Location
Charlottesville, VA
Posted
May 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Behavioral Science Intervention Designer

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: Curry School of Education

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 05-01-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia's Nudge4 Solutions Lab seeks a Behavioral Science Intervention Designer to join our team. The Behavioral Science Intervention Designer collaborates with the primary investigator to diagnose behavioral obstacles that interventions should address and leads the design process to yield behaviorally-informed interventions and products. Projects involve large-scale field interventions focused on a range of policy issues, from increasing college completion to improving prisoner re-entry outcomes, and involve active collaboration with a range of agencies and organizations. To read more about projects visit nudge4.org/projects.

Incumbent is also responsible for researching and learning emerging technologies for use in research studies, identifying and implementing project changes as necessary, and conducting data analysis. Duties also include working with senior researchers to identify funding opportunities, assisting with writing grant proposals, and collaborating with senior researchers to disseminate findings through publication and presentation.

A bachelor's degree in education, public policy, decision sciences, economics, psychology, or a related field is required, as are a minimum seven years' designing behavioral science interventions and conducting applied behavioral science research is required. A master's degree or terminal degree is preferred and may substitute for experience. Advanced knowledge of behavioral science, decision science, and applied behavioral science intervention design is required. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are essential, as is the ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of internal and external constituencies and working as part of a team. The ability to maintain confidentiality and demonstrate good judgment is a must. Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task are also required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word) and use of the internet is required, as is knowledge and the use of statistical research software such as Stata or SAS. Experience with design software is preferred.

This is a restricted position and continuation is dependent on funding and performance. The position is eligible for telecommuting.

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0620879. Complete an application online; attach a cover letter, and resume/curriculum vitae.

For questions about this position, please contact Ted Keefe at twk7b@virginia.edu.

The Curry School of Education and the University of Virginia welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities; we seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment. We are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Advanced knowledge of behavioral science, decision science, and applied behavioral science intervention design is required. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are essential, as is the ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of internal and external constituencies and working as part of a team. The ability to maintain confidentiality and demonstrate good judgment is a must. Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task is also required.

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