2 x Research positions available on UCL Human Behaviour-Change Project – Closing date 26th May 2018
Research Assistant or Research Associate in Behaviour Change
Grades – 6-7
Hours – Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance) – Grade 6B: £30,316 – £31,967 per annum / Grade 7: £34,635 – £41,864 per annum
Duties and Responsibilities
UCL Behaviour Change are seeking a behaviour scientist with an outstanding track record and an interest in working on the ‘Human Behaviour-Change Project’ to push forward the boundaries of their understanding of behaviour change interventions. For more information about the project, please see www.humanbehaviourchange.org
This post will involve assisting in the development of the Behaviour Change Intervention Ontology, containing taxonomies of intervention techniques, usage by the target population, mechanisms of action, target behaviours, population and settings. The role will require close liaison with experts in the field of behaviour change as well as with computer scientists and system architects. The post-holder will also contribute to the annotation of the published research literature, which will be used to train the artificial intelligence system. They will also help co-ordinate and manage the work of this highly complex project, and with organising the dissemination of project information to key groups of stakeholders.
The position is funded until November 2020 in the first instance.
Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,316 – £31,967 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.