Research Assistant/ Research Fellow in Behaviour Change
University College London, Human Behaviour Change Project (HBCP), Centre for Behaviour Change
United Kingdom

Research Assistant/ Research Fellow in Behaviour Change 

UCL Department / Division

Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology

Specific unit / Sub department

Human Behaviour Change Project (HBCP), Centre for Behaviour Change

Location of position




Full Time

(inclusive of London allowance)Grade 6B:£30,922 - £32,607 per annum or Grade 7: £35,328 - £42,701 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

We are seeking a behaviour scientist with an outstanding track record and an interest in pushing forward the boundaries of our understanding of behaviour change interventions.


The post involves working on the ‘Human Behaviour-Change Project’ (please see for more information about the project) The role will involve assisting in the development of the Behaviour Change Intervention Ontology, containing taxonomies of intervention techniques, usage by the target population, mechanisms of action, target behaviours, population and settings.
The role will require close liaison with experts in the field of behaviour change as well as with computer scientists and system architects. The post-holder will also contribute to the annotation of the published research literature, which will be used to train the artificial intelligence system. They will also help co-ordinate and manage the work of this highly complex project, and with organising the dissemination of project information to key groups of stakeholders.


This post is funded until November 2020 in the first instance.

Key Requirements
We are currently seeking either a Research Fellow or a Research Assistant. Applicants for the Research Fellow post (grade 7) must have a PhD in Psychology, Behavioural Science, or a closely related field. Applicants for both posts will have a first degree in Psychology or a closely related subject at 2.1 (or higher) level.
The successful candidate will have enthusiasm for advancing both theory and practice in behaviour change interventions, a good knowledge of behavioural science evidence, methods and theory and the ability to apply this knowledge to a wide range of topics. They will have strong organisational skills and be able to manage a varied workload. They will also have to ability to build rapport with academic collaborators from other disciplines.

Further Details
A job description and person specification can be accessed via the link at the bottom of this page.


If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Professor Susan Michie, (+44 (0)207 679 5930)


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UCL Taking Action for Equality

Closing Date

7 Feb 2019

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Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department.

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