Applications are invited for the post of KTP Associate: Senior Behavioural Scientist to undertake research as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the University of East Anglia and Anglian Water. The project will be supervised by Dr. Rose Meleady (School of Psychology) and Professor Theodore Turocy (School of Economics).
The aim of the project is to apply the latest insights from psychology and behavioural economics to develop, implement and test behaviour change interventions in different areas of the Anglian Water business, enabling a more sustainable water service. The project combines academic research with commercial focus.
You will embed best practice in behaviour change across the company. You will be involved in scoping the potential for behaviour change interventions and, with the company, identify strategic priority areas in which to design and evaluate specific interventions.
The vast majority of your time will be spent at the Anglian Water premises in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, under the supervision of the dedicated company team with access to the skills, resources and tools required to complete the project. You will also receive academic supervision; will have access to expertise and resources from the University of East Anglia; and will also have a dedicated training budget to further develop your skills.
You will have a postgraduate degree or equivalent in Psychology, Behavioural Economics or relevant discipline, along with a good understanding of the application of behavioural science to real world problems. It is essential you are able to work independently and able to manage a project including meeting defined milestones. You should also have high-level analytic skills, an understanding of intervention design, and be able to meet all the essential criteria set out in the Person Specification.
Closing Date: 25 September 2019
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