World Resources Institute, Better Buying Lab
World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address six critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water and sustainable cities.
The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps and analysis to solve the world's greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people's lives. We work with leaders in government, business and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.
Launched in August 2016, WRI's Better Buying Lab, based in London, brings together the brightest and best minds from consumer research, behavioral economics and marketing strategy - along with companies - to research, test and scale new approaches that help consumers select sustainable products.
The Better Buying Lab is currently seeking a freelance project consultant to help complete a systematic review summarizing the available behavior change literature on the topic of interventions that the food service sector can use to shift consumers away from animal-based foods and towards more environmentally sustainable plant-based alternatives.
The Better Buying Lab is seeking an individual with masters level experience in behavioural psychology, experimental psychology or public health to help to complete the data extraction phase of a systematic review of field-based research trials in the area of dietary behaviour change.
This is a short-term, project-based role, starting as soon as possible, that requires a total time commitment of approximately 80-90 hours of work up until end of November 2018 on a competitive fixed project rate.
- Reading through full text pdfs of approximately 100 field-based research trials that have tested a range of different behavior change techniques to shift consumers’ diets
- Use a pre-prepared data extraction form to classify key data from each trial, including study design features and experimental results.
- Assist in summarizing the extracted data into a presentable format e.g. graphs or results tables
- Collaborating with the Better Buying Lab’s Senior Behavioral Scientist to develop an intervention classification scheme based on the extracted data.
- Working towards or have achieved a Master’s level qualification in a relevant subject area (e.g. behavioural psychology, experimental psychology, public health, health science or behavioural nutrition)
- Be familiar with experimental study designs, including randomized controlled trials and quasi-experimental or field studies
- Have an understanding of the behavioural science literature and how it this can applied to help solve complex behaviour change problems, ideally with a focus on diet
- Have experience in literature reviewing, ideally in conducting systematic academic literature reviews to a publishable standard
- Excellent organization skills
- Preference for a candidate who is familiar with Mendeley Reference Manager software. Must have access to own computer with MS Excel.
How to Apply
Please send a Cover letter and CV to Sophie Attwood, Senior Behavioural Scientist at the Better Buying Lab (email@example.com) by Wednesday October 24th 2018.