Job Description

Requisition Number 07569
Department Name: Molecular Medicine - CA
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Associate Director, Behavioral Research
Position Summary:

The Associate Director, Behavioral Research will play a critical role in developing, studying and refining the communication and overall engagement strategy necessary to support the recruitment, engagement and retention of All of Us Research Program (AoURP) participants, especially those individuals historically underrepresented in clinical research. The AoURP plans to enroll over one million participants from across the United States and its territories, and to keep them engaged in the research program for at least 10 years primarily through ongoing digital communications. The Associate Director, Behavioral Research will work with the AoURP Directors, Associate Directors, Staff Scientists and external partners to propose, develop, implement, and analyze pragmatic behavioral research experiments to improve enrollment and engagement.

Position Description

* Lead the design of behavioral experiments with partner organizations to develop high-quality behavioral solutions. This includes: scoping projects with partner organizations; planning stages of digital feature implementation that consider how the human experience will evolve as the participant experience evolves; incorporating the latest insights from relevant academic research into projects; and designing impactful interventions collaboratively with the partner network.
* Lead the execution of behavioral experiments. This includes: managing the communication with partners during projects; and overseeing the quality of the implementation of the experiments.
* Serve as the primary point of contact for specific projects and collaborate closely with a wide range of external partners to develop relationships and to optimize interactions with prospective study participants.
* Produce written outputs and present results in a way that is accessible for non-technical audiences
* Prepare scientific papers for international conferences and journals on behavioral economics and collaborate on other publications in medical journals.
* Contribute to a strong innovation culture by collaborating with members of multidisciplinary teams, advocating for users and keeping abreast of digital technologies and macro trends.
* Manages project managers, project coordinators and other members of project teams for specific assigned projects.
* Performs other duties and tasks as required or requested.

Reports to an AoURP Program Director, making decisions with guidance that allows for substantial independent creativity and problem solving.

Lead, Behavioral Insights has membership on one or more of the clinical-translational research teams. Will work with data scientists, product managers and other researchers to support an innovative and holistic research program. Will present research proposals and results on a regular schedule within the AoURP research group and, where applicable, to project groups that include funding agencies and researchers from AoURP partners, including collaborating universities and companies. May attend scientific conferences and present research results. May actively solicit collaborations.
Demonstrates technical proficiency, scientific creativity, and independent thought in experimental design, methods of analysis and interpretation of results. Able to collaborate on clinical-translational research focused on the behavioral science components as well as conduct studies within AoURP and other SRTI projects.
Manages project teams for specific assigned projects.

Location: San Diego, California
Additional Information:
Physical Requirements:

Further details of the physical requirements of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

Basic Qualifications:

* Master or PhD in Behavioral Economics, Psychology or similar area of study.
* 5+ years of real-world experience creatively and independently applying behavioral science research concepts and experimental methodologies to drive human behavior through communication strategies.
* Demonstrates technical proficiency, scientific creativity, and independent thought in methods of analysis and interpretation of results.
* Management experience
* Must work well in a team environment.
* Experience with BI, statistical, analytic, and attribution modeling tools.
* Track record of impactful scientific publications preferred.
* Experience with grant writing and submissions preferred.
* Strong verbal and written communications skills.
* Excellent reporting and presentation experience, including presenting a clear and compelling story.
* Ability to prioritize and work well in an ambiguous environment with competing demands.

Preferred Qualifications:
Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Posting Category Scientific & Technical
EEO Statement

The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.

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