Associate - Behavioural Scientist


Location Remote working or London
Salary £33,075 per annum, rising to £34,729 post 6 month probation, 9% pension, bonus (up to 11%) & £500p.a. personal tech spend
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 3rd May 2023 BST

Perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Work from home option
Retirement benefits
Professional development
Team social events
Equipment allowance
Cycle to work scheme

Candidate happiness

8.38 (212)

Job Description

CogCo is looking to appoint an Associate Behavioural Scientist.

In this role, you would be expected to support the work we undertake with a range of partners, working with a more senior colleague who will manage the overall project.

You will play an important role in projects as part of a multidisciplinary team, which will include behavioural scientists, designers and data scientists.

You will have a very good knowledge of the behavioural science literature, and how to practically apply insights to address partner challenges. The successful candidate will likely have completed a postgraduate degree and/or have work experience in a relevant field.

Some examples of work you might be asked to support include:

  • Conduct literature reviews for partner projects by reviewing the behavioural science literature and identifying key themes and insights.

  • Conduct experiment and survey work by generating design ideas, coding the experiment or survey and helping to communicate the findings. 

  • Conduct behavioural audits of products, apps and platforms by assessing features and making recommendations based on the behavioural science literature.

  • Support projects by helping to generate new behaviourally-informed solutions; participating in meetings and conversations with our partner companies; and meeting project timelines and budgets.

  • Write-up and visualise the results and findings from projects and experiments in a clear and succinct way through charts, written reports and slide decks.

  • Contribute to a strand of work as part of our ongoing programme of identifying new ways in which CogCo can improve its internal ways of working (existing examples include the way we give and receive feedback; how we use rewards; and how we do performance development). 

All candidates must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • An academic background in a relevant field (e.g. behavioural science, psychology, economics), or equivalent experience in a recent role.

  • Experience of working as part of a team, including delivering work to tight deadlines for a client

  • Good project management skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to independently deliver high quality work to a tight deadline, feeding into the wider work being undertaken as part of a team

 The following is desirable but not essential:

  • Experience in developing online behavioural experiments and/or quantitative surveys

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Wed 3rd May 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Wed 3rd May 2023