Public Health England - Behavioural Insights Research Analyst

Employer:Public Health EnglandDepartment:Science & Strategic InformationLocation:Skipton House, LondonSalary:£49,165 - £61,976 per annum - Grade 7
This post is a fixed term until 31st March 2016

As a Behavioural Insights Research Analyst you will be responsible for delivering 3 key projects testing the application of behavioural insights to reduce smoking in pregnancy and promote healthy eating and reduce obesity through partnership working with supermarkets. In addition to leading your own projects you will work collaboratively with The Behavioural Insights Team who are contracted to deliver a range of projects for PHE including healthy online supermarket shopping. The role also involves training local authority public health staff in the application of behavioural insights and providing an advisory role to the public health system.

Essential skills and interests

Applications are welcomed from individuals who have experience of managing collaborative experimental research (ideally randomised controlled trials and familiarity with other evaluation methods). A good understanding of the behavioural science literature and how it can be applied demonstrated through prior work experience in this area is required. We are looking for an individual with a passion for behavioural insights who can demonstrate this through commitment to delivering high quality, timely and impactful projects. You will likely have the opportunity to be involved in writing academic articles therefore excellent written communication skills are required.

The role reports to the Behavioural Insights Lead Researcher and will be required to deputise in own area of expertise as required or where relevant.

For further information / an informal discussion about the post, please contact Anna Sallis C Psychol, Behavioural Insights Research Advisor, on 07713 997 490

Stage 4 vacancy

Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service(including by definition internal applicants)

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the person specification (available online) as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria. Please also see job description for competencies

Public Health England promotes diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunities employe.


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