Behavioural Scientist / Psychologist in Research and Innovation

Job Title: Behavioural Scientist / Psychologist in Research and Innovation
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £50,329 - £54,102
Job Published: December 17, 2018 12:30

Job Description

Behavioural Scientist / Psychologist in Research and Innovation  

£50,329 - £54,102 depending on experience and qualifications

Full or part-time, flexible, job shares or compressed hours are considered.


A behavioural science career at SIS offers a fantastic opportunity to apply specialist knowledge and skills in a unique area.  Working within a team that is well-integrated across the organisation and engaged in a variety of tasks, you’ll be guaranteed a highly stimulating role that makes a real difference to our country’s security.

The behavioural science Research and Innovation team is a key component of the Service’s wider behavioural science capability. Comprising psychologists, anthropologists, sociologists and behavioural data scientists, the mission of the Research and Innovation team is to translate behavioural science theory and evidence into practical applications that serve as critical enablers to SIS operations and corporate services.

In this role, you’ll participate in and lead internal and external behavioural science research projects. You will capture the requirements for behavioural science research, communicate relevant findings back to customers, and support innovation to build behavioural science insights into the Service’s capabilities.

A behavioural scientist / Psychologist with a strong background in applied behavioural science research and innovation, your skills will be drawn from a variety of contexts. For instance, you may have already worked as a behavioural scientist in an intelligence, military or law enforcement context. You may have a background in delivery of behavioural science research and innovation that has been shown to make a difference in another applied context.

Alternatively, your background may be in an academic research setting where you undertook and delivered research that made a real-World difference. Ideally you will have a strong record of academic publications and evidence of the impact of your work on topics relevant to intelligence work. You will have a proven track record of supporting the development of others, management of research projects and communication of behavioural science to non-psychologists.

Whatever your background, you’ll be making an impact where it really counts.  In addition to an attractive package, you’ll be working in a structured environment that offers extensive support and encourages professional development and peer review.

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Closing Date: 17th December 2018

To apply to MI6, you must be a born or naturalized British citizen, over 21 years old and normally have been based in the UK for six of the last ten years. You should not discuss your application with anyone other than your partner or a close family member providing that they are British. They should also be made aware of the importance of discretion.

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