Research Associate in Behavioural Insights (Psychology, Economics and Policy)

Ulster University


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    £30,000 - £40,000

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Job Title: Research Associate in Behavioural Insights (Psychology, Economics and Policy)
School: Department of Management, Leadership and Marketing
Campus: Belfast
Salary: £31,414 - £37,119 per annum
Duration: Fixed-term until 31st December 2026
Closing Date: 30th May 2024
Reference Number: 027862


We are a university with a national and international reputation for excellence, innovation and regional engagement, making a major contribution to the economic, social and cultural development of Northern Ireland

Our core business activities are teaching and learning, widening access to education, research and innovation and technology and knowledge transfer.


The post holder will work on the EPIC Futures Northern Ireland (NI) Project. EPIC Futures NI is a £4.8million Local Policy Partnership (LPIP) hub, led by Ulster University and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Innovate UK and the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

The post holder will work on the behavioural insights research stream, which is led by an interdisciplinary academic team, and the Northern Ireland Department of Finance (DoF) Innovation Lab. In addition, due to the integrated nature of the EPIC Futures NI Project, the successful candidate will also contribute to a range of other workstreams.

The position will be based at Ulster University’ Belfast Campus. However, the successful applicant will also spend a portion of their time directly working alongside the DoF Innovation Lab at their premises in Belfast at Clare House, Airport Road.

We may create a 12-month waiting list for same or similar roles within the Department / Faculty. The University reserves the right to extend the waiting list across the University if required for certain posts.


The post holder must have:

- A PhD in one of the following areas: business management, economics, behavioural science, management, psychology, public policy, sociology, regional studies, or related fields. Candidates with a PhD near to completion will also be considered if in their final stages.
- Experience of working in a research environment involving the use of quantitative and qualitative research methods.
- Practical experience of qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis using a range of packages (e.g. SPSS, NVivo).

Please find our employee benefits on our website.

Ulster University holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality in higher education, read more on our website. The University has a range of initiatives to support a family friendly working environment, including flexible working.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community, particularly from those with disabilities. Appointment will be made on merit.

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Research Associate in Behavioural Insights (Psychology, Economics and Policy)

  • Belfast
  • Salary: £30,000 - £40,000
  • Closing: 30/05/2024

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