Advisor/Associate Advisors - Behavioural Insights Team (Australia)

The Behavioural Insights Team is looking for exceptional candidates to join us in our Sydney office as we expand and grow in 2016. We have opportunities at two levels (1 x Advisor and 2 x Associate Advisor).

What we are looking for

We are looking for talented individuals who have a real passion and drive to improve outcomes for individuals and organisations. You will do this by carrying out robust evaluations to find out ‘what works’ and using behavioural insights to improve public services. All of our work has a social purpose and BIT is passionate about its values – social impact, empiricism and humility, fresh thinking, collaboration and public service – so you will need to demonstrate a real enthusiasm for and commitment to these.

Most of our staff have a degree in economics, psychology, social anthropology, statistics or related discipline or related discipline and an existing understanding of behavioural science literature is preferable.

One of these roles will require a candidate who has a strong background in experimental design and will be able to use inferential statistics, including but not limited to linear regressions and logistic regressions. Please indicate if you are able to use these techniques in the application process.

For more information please refer to the following job descriptions:

Associate Advisor

Our offer to you

The Behavioural Insights Team has a relaxed and non-hierarchical culture, and a fast paced, exciting and friendly work environment with a diverse team. We provide a nurturing environment to help you develop your skills and knowledge in the fast evolving field of behavioural science in public policy.
If this sounds like the type of organisation you would like to work for and you have the right skills – we would like to nudge you in the right direction.

Associate Advisor: From $70,000 + superannuation + benefits
Advisor: From $80,000 + superannuation + benefits
Final salaries will take your skills and experience into account.

How to apply

The application process will be opened on the 18th of January 2016, when we will post a link to the application process on the Behavioural Insights Team website.
The first part of the process will require a CV and will involve a set of multiple choice questions and free text questions to test your knowledge of Behavioural Insights.

Closing date: 11:59pm (AEDT) Sunday 7 February 2016

If you have any questions, please contact us on and we will respond during business hours.

Job Notes

The application and assessment process will occur in three stages and includes an online test, an interview, a written exercise, and participation in an assessment centre. We expect the process to be complete in mid-March.

Applications can only be considered from Australian Citizens or those able to work freely within Australia, not requiring a visa.
Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive we may not be able to provide feedback.

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