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The Decision Lab: Strategy Consultant

The Decision Lab

This is a Full-time position in Montreal, QC posted February 15, 2021.

LINKEDIN ONLY APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED PLEASE READ APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AT THE END OF THE JOB DESCRIPTION Please note that we are only considering applicants from Canada and the USA little bit about usThe Decision Lab is a socially-conscious applied research firm.

We provide consulting services to some of the largest organizations in the world, carry out research in priority areas and run one of the largest publications in applied behavioral science.

In the past, we have helped organizations such as the Gates Foundation, Capital One and the World Bank solve some of their thorniest problems using scientific thinking.Why this role is important for TDLWe started The Decision Lab because we saw a fundamental gap between behavioral science theory and application.

The Consultant role is at the front line of bridging this gap.

This means that we look for bright, capable and curious candidates with a strong grasp of behavioral science concepts (from the point of view of behavioral economics, psychology, neuroscience, sociology, etc.) who have a thirst for translating evidence (be it desk research, experiments or analytics) into practical and valuable solutions and content for private clients or public consumption.Why this role is great for youThe Decision Lab is a place where you can learn to use evidence-based approaches to solve diverse & complex challenges.

Youwill work alongside intelligent & free-thinking colleagues who lead with optimism, pragmatism and empathy.

Rather than reusing the same behavior change frameworks, TDL develops custom solutions – this means that in addition to being evidence-based, your role will be fundamentally creative and you will have the opportunity to evolve and express your thinking in the work you do.

Our team members help and empower each other and we have a rich set of tools and frameworks that you will be exposed to, but you will ultimately be responsible for your work – past hires tell us they are surprised to what extent they are able to take intellectual ownership of the projects they work on.What you’ll be working onPerforming desk research, data analysis and stakeholder interviews to understand and document the project contextUncovering and challenging client assumptions, intuitions and prior knowledgeFinding and synthesizing relevant research across behavioral science-related fieldsLeveraging established frameworks to better understand the precursors of the targeted behaviorAdapting proprietary and third-party data gathering instruments to uncover barriers associated with these precursorsConducting randomly controlled trials in both laboratory and field settingsGenerating hypotheses and validating them through targeted fieldworkAnalyzing and synthesizing qualitative and quantitative findings to answer core questionsPrioritizing findings and distilling key insights by collaborating with other consultants and directors to produce client-facing deliverablesPresenting findings to internal and client stakeholder groupsProducing reports that highlight key insights in user-friendly waysParticipating in project pitches, guiding Associates and others in performing the necessary researchCollaborating with the content team to support publication effortsWhat we are looking forWe are looking for a candidate with professional experience in management consulting, behavioral science or psychology, or an MSc.

in a related field.

Key attributes of the ideal candidate include:Experience:2+ years experience in a top management consulting firm or in a boutique firm at the intersection between strategy, psychology and consulting and have demonstrated repeated successes in connecting these worlds; familiarity with behavioral economics concepts (biases, heuristics, frameworks) is a plusAnalytic Rigor:You have an obsession with data and are keen on using rigorous testing to decide what the right course of action is rather than relying on intuition; good grasp of qualitative and quantitative methods, experimental design and statistics is a plusDesign Thinking Mindset:You are able to move your ego aside and understand that the most successful solutions are not based on ideology but on a combination of empathy, pragmatism and evidence-based iterationBusiness Sense:You are a holistic, strategic thinker who constantly connects the dots between ideas, problems, organizations, and how ethical & sustained impact can beachieved; strong verbal & written skills are a mustCulture:You are an independent thinker comfortable working in an often ambiguous and dynamic environmentAbout the roleSalary: $55K – $82.5K CADWork general takes place on-site at our sunny Saint-Henri office – we’re located 5 minutes from downtown, overlooking a canal, have the best coffee in the city and access to kayak & bike pathsPossibility of remote work until Covid-19 situation is resolved (or on a permanent basis if required for the right candidate)Applications InstructionsPlease send to the following:Your CVCover letterDescriptions of a 3 of the hardest problems you have solved and exactly how you solved them – to help us understand why this would be a good fit