Behavioral Science Advisor

Type: Part-time / Contract, a few hours per month

Location: Fully Remote

Compensation & Benefits: We invest in first-rate people and pay competitive wages, factoring in experience and talent.

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At Next Step, you’ll be a part of a fast-growing, behavioral design agency. We are looking for seasoned Behavioral Scientists to join our team in an advisory capacity, getting involved at key points in client projects. You will be working with our team of researchers & creatives and brainstorming on how we design our experiments and which Behavioral Science principles to deploy to solve mission-critical problems for our clients.

Examples of Projects You Would Be Advising On:

  • How can we promote diversity with male african americans in clinical trials for prostate cancer?
  • How can we help a nationally recognized non profit target a younger generation of Americans for their insurance products?
  • How can we help an early stage music startup create better habit formation in the first 90 days for users learning to play the piano?
  • How can we help low income individuals choose our clients' zero cost earned wage access solution instead of payday loans?

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree with a focus on Behavioral Science, Psychology, Research Methods, Economics, Human-computer Interaction (HCI), or similar
  • You should have direct industry experience, outside of academia (e.g. healthcare, , finance, technology, education, etc.)
  • 5-10 years of experience with qualitative & quantitative research techniques such as:
    • Statistical analysis tools such as R, Python, or SQL
    • Survey and experimental design with tools such as Qualtrics or
    • Experience eliciting insights from design, behavioral, and/or market research to inform product or process decisions
    • 1:1 interviews, observational research etc
  • Experience applying Behavioral Science in a marketing or tech product context is a big plus
  • Working in cross-functional teams

What we need:

If this sounds like a good fit to you, please submit your resume and a brief cover letter.

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So, that’s you... Now what about us?

Next Step is a Behavioral Design Agency with offices in San Francisco and Boston. Instead of the traditional Mad Men way of marketing— equal parts instinct, gin, and siloed surveys— we’ve got a research-based model, run by a healthy mix of behavioral economists, strategists and creatives. Our team develops custom research, marketing & product experiences that help companies connect with and motivate their users.

Our client base is diverse and includes rapidly scaling tech startups like Credit Karma and GitHub as well as established institutions like the United Nations and Stanford University. We’re fascinated by human behavior. With every project, we hold ourselves accountable for the welfare of our clients, our team, and society at large. Learn more about our pledge to donate to $1,000,000 to social impact causes by 2025. Check out our Huffington Post article on how we leverage Behavioral Science to compensate & retain key employees.

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