Behavioral Researcher

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Old Port, Montreal, Qc, Canada

Permanent, full time

Salary plus Stock Options

Start Date
As soon as possible

Why us?

At exagens, we realize that although people care about money, taking care of it is not always easy. From obscure financial lingo, legions of human biases to dated digital experiences, there are many reasons not to always make the right move.

That’s why we combine cutting-edge technology with data analysis, behavioral theory and experimentation to curate individualized digital nudges for improved financial well-being. Already in use by millions of people worldwide, our solutions have a concrete impact on our users’ everyday banking decisions.

Here’s your opportunity to get in early to define and own a piece of the future. We’re a rapidly growing profitable company, so there’s plenty of opportunity to learn, lead, laugh, and share in our success.

What You Will Do:

We are looking for an influencer, literally!

In our research and product development team, you’ll be responsible for designing behavior change strategies and converting them, in collaboration with external copywriters, into powerful personalized nudges.

No day is like another, but you can expect to execute on R&D projects through:

  • Behavior Change Design: From ideation to implementation, you’ll be involved in generating tips, advice and other engaging content to drive people towards a better financial life. You’ll rely on behavioral sciences literature and insights from in-house data analyses to achieve your objectives.
  • Experimentation: Leveraging the potential of applied research by designing rigorous and informative large-scale randomized experiments. You’ll have the privilege of conducting in-field research with sample sizes in the hundreds of thousands.
  • Data Analysis: Monitoring the actual impact of our solution on real people is key to our success. You’ll be analyzing the performance of our behavior change strategies and extracting actionable insights to keep improving our solution.

If you’re a problem solver interested working in a collaborative environment which gives you both the freedom and mentorship to grow, we’d love to meet you.

Your Background and Skills

We welcome candidates who have a passion for empirical behavioral research, are analytical problem solvers, and are driven by curiosity and continuous learning.

Alongside this, we look for the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, (M.Sc. Preferred) in one of the following areas:
    • Psychology (social, cognitive, or consumer)
    • Behavioral economics
    • Marketing (consumer behavior)
  • Strong enthusiasm for data-oriented decisions and a talent for statistical analysis
  • Experience/knowledge of psycho-linguistics principles is a plus.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • A team player with a desire to work collaboratively
  • Native/Fluent English speaker

We welcome and encourage you to apply even if you do not think you might meet all the specified qualifications above. Though we thank you in advance for submitting your application, only qualified, selected candidates will be contacted.

You are:

  • A proactive go-getter! You aren’t afraid of getting your hands dirty and know the best way to see success is to get to know the business from the ground up.
  • Dynamic, hands-on; you are comfortable having a seat at the table.
  • Able to work effectively with cross-functional teams. You will be a collaborative part of the decision-making process and own the visual strategy across the whole company.
  • Entrepreneurial in spirit: curious, creative, and out-of-the box thinker. You want to grow in your position, you’re passionate about continuous improvement.

You'll enjoy

  • Part-time remote work
  • Competitive compensation and generous stock options
  • Tier-1 medical, dental, and vision plan
  • Our office in one of the oldest, coolest buildings in Montreal’s Old Port
  • A kitchen stocked with free drinks, snacks, fruit, wine & beer and more!
  • Easy access by public transit or car, company bike rack & bike, in-house showers
  • A fun team environment and the ability to quickly learn & grow
  • A fast-paced, evolving start-up environment, with a healthy respect for work-life balance and a culture built on sharing success.

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