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Behavioural Scientist

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P&G is a leading global consumer goods company whose winning brands are built around the model of innovation. Whatever your passion is, we want to ignite your potential to become your very best self! We hold true to our purpose, values, and principles as we seek to make a difference in the world around us. You will engage in meaningful work that will touch the lives of others and have a real impact.

We are looking for an entry level scientist who develops proficiency in End-to-End/Platform Procedural work and expertise in application work by combining hands-on experimentation with scientific principles and knowledge from science and behavioural scientist/ psychology education to drive foundational technical understanding and solve technical problems. Delivers consumer understanding and technical outputs which address critical innovation challenges and completion of key milestones.

Key Aspects of the Role:

1. You will consult on all aspects of consumer behavioural research to gain deep insight and better understand where we need to focus our efforts to delight the consumer. This will, range from upstream science, design of measurement methodology, through to the analysis of consumer trials, etc. Consulting covers the design of studies as well as the analysis, and interpretation and recommending of next steps.

2. You will develop technical models where you will translate the consumer needs into a technical measurement parameter to help define product specifications.

3. Project work may be one-off pieces, but more typically you will be a fully‑integrated part of a multi‑disciplinary team with long‑term objectives.

4. Areas of research include, among many, consumer understanding, technical method development, and sensory methods.

5. Work ranges from early innovation to late-stage market support.


What we are looking for:

An inventor, a creator, an innovator. Specifically, you will need to have:

  • Degree or higher in Life Science based subject

  • Postgraduate in Behavioural Science/ Psychology or similar

  • Strong statistical background with good written and oral communication skills. These are essential as is an ability to form collaborative relationships and build effective networks.

  • Strong interest in habit theory, dual process theory, theories of learning, memory and emotion, nonverbal behaviours, choice mechanisms, experimental design (execution and analysis focusing on behavioural endpoints, knowledgeable in behavioural economics and must be open to translation of academic principles to industrial solutions.

  • Be comfortable with both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and want to work with real consumers, immersing into their world.

  • Critical thinking skills, proven teaching and demonstrated ability to present

  • Build corporate capacity on behavioural science and be willing to mentor and teach behavioural principles to broader organisation.

  • Effective collaboration skills to partner effectively with managers, scientists, researchers, and others and building and maintaining these relationships with colleagues located remotely.

  • Personal efficiency and management of a broad workload is important to success, especially as you will have a lot of independence. You will likely have experience managing complexity in your work and be able to manage your time well.

What we offer:

Responsibilities as of day 1. You will have project ownership and autonomy to deliver change and results from the beginning. Dynamic and encouraging work environment.

At P&G our employees are at the core, we value every individual and encourage initiatives, promoting agility and work/life balance!

At P&G #weseeequal

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Our people are all equally talented in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours. Are you ready to inspire us with your unrivalled ideas?

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Job locations:
Reading, England, United Kingdom
Job Type: Full time Job categories: Research And Development Req No: R000050097
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