HelloWallet - Behavioral Researcher

HelloWallet - Behavioral Researcher

Understand how people manage their money, and help them save for the future.

HelloWallet is looking for a behavioral researcher to join our team: someone who can design behavioral experiments and work with leading behavioral economists and psychologists from around the country to identify interventions that will help our members manage their money more effectively.   You’ll work directly with our Principal Scientist and our Academic Advisory Board to design, execute, and write about our research.

At HelloWallet, we provide independent financial guidance via online and mobile applications to the employees of Fortune 100 companies.  On the research team, we apply behavioral economics to develop effective interventions that increase the adoption, usage, and long term impact of our product on our member’s finances.  We conduct hundreds of experimental studies to determine what works, and what doesn’t.   We are doggedly pragmatic – sometimes that means isolating a theoretical mechanism, but often it means trying every crazy idea we can think of, and testing the nuances of framing and presentation that academic research never considers.

To join the team, you’ll need insight into how the mind makes decisions, and know how to study and write about the decision making process.  Usually, that means formal postgraduate training in behavioral economics, political behavior, or judgment and decision making.  It certainly means knowing how to run power calcs, and how to analyze experimental results.   

All the boring stuff:

Postgraduate training in behavioral social science, or equivalent professional experience
Professional experience in applied consumer research is ideal, especially with consumer financial behavior
Demonstrated ability writing about behavioral research for a general audience is also ideal.
At least two years of experience using R or STATA to analyze complex datasets and panel data (academics: yes, GRAs count)
Experience doing data processing and analysis in SQL in a big plus
Until a few weeks ago, we were a cool young startup.  Now, we’re a cool, young, well-funded part of Morningstar, the independent investment guidance company.  Same jobs, same atmosphere, more job security. Join us.

Contact sawendel@hellowallet.com with your CV.   
Equal opportunity employer. We’re located in the DC area, and we need you to be too.

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