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Sinead Cullen
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Senior Behavioural Scientist

Reference:SCAFUF-780616 Location: Dublin
Qualification:DegreeExperience:5-7 Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed

Senior Behavioural Scientist
Our client, a leading digital health organisation are currently recruiting for a Senior Behavioural Scientist to join their team on a permanent basis. As Senior Behavioural Scientist you will be an expert in health psychology, user engagement and user experiences for connected health products.


  • Work as part of a team to drive the design of effective, appealing and compelling user experiences across programmes, based on human behavioural insights and best practice
  • Proactively work with customers to support identification of priority behavioural challenges and devise a strategy to support deep understanding of these challenges
  • Undertake deep analysis of user needs, through literature reviews and analysis of available Research
  • Design, conduct and analysis of primary research when required to understand patients, carers, Health Care professionals
  • Liaise with users and other stakeholders to understand the user journey, motivations and vulnerabilities of patients and medical staff using our products
  • Contribute to the design of apps and services that engage users
  • Drive a programme of research to develop new or improve existing research products, tools or approaches
  • Provide insight and advice into the formation of good habits and behaviours
  • Provide compelling content and persuasive technology to reinforce positive behaviours and affect behaviour change where necessary
  • Design and implement a measurement strategy to demonstrate that solutions are delivering the required outcomes, and capable of adapting the intervention strategy when/where needed based on objective measurements
  • Provide mentoring support to more junior members of the team
  • Network with external experts to stay on top of new developments in the behavioural sciences, including presenting work at conferences

  • A strong background in health psychology/behaviour science built up through industry experience and/or through appropriate academic qualifications, such as an MSc or PhD in Psychology, Behavioural Economics, Organisational Behaviour, Management Sciences, Behavioural Marketing, or a related academic discipline from a leading university
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar customer facing role including experience of applying theoretical knowledge of behaviour into practical solutions in a commercial setting
  • A deep interest in the use of technology such as mobile computing, wearable devices and predictive analytics to promote better healthcare behaviours
  • Experience of behaviour change programs in a healthcare/clinical environment or in commercial applications
  • A deep understanding of how these theories can be applied to help effect complex care interventions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and ability to work in both international and multifunctional teams
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving skills with the ability to create practical and innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Proven project management skills and able to work under pressure and manage your workload to meet short deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal skills and be comfortable interacting and pitching to commercial clients
  • Strong entrepreneurial drive and interest in the use of evidence to support commercial decision makers
  • An appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of a wide range of research methods– qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods
  • A willingness to travel (Covid-19 protocols permitting)
Experience in the following areas is a distinct advantage:
  • Exposure to software development & design process
  • Usability/UX design
  • Knowledge of A/B testing techniques
  • Knowledge of user acceptance testing techniques
  • Knowledge of patient support programmes in a Pharma or other medical intervention context
For more information on this role please contact Sinéad Cullen on +353879500821 or siné[email protected]