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EDWARD JONES Behavioral Scientist, BRDEV - 55188BR in Saint Louis, Missouri

BRANCH DEVELOPMENTThe Branch Development division at Edward Jones hires, trains, supports and develops the branch team to deliver the ideal client experience. As the key connection between branches and the home office, youll play a vital role in driving positive results in the core profit center of the firm and in gaining critical insights that shape our business.Here, youll help branch teams grow both their clients and their leadership skills, providing innovative thinking to continue evolving our training, development, recognition and rewards in ways that best engage our unique branches.Position: Behavioral ScientistThis role will lead a variety of behavior science projects from initiation through delivery. The work will include light consulting to in-depth project work with the focus on applying principles of human behavior to Edward Jones in three general areas: Consulting, Research, and Awareness. There will be a strong partnership between this function and internal research groups. This role will partner with test and learn functions, experimentation, design thinking, analytics/insights, and other shared services. Finally, this role will help increase the behavioral science knowledge and acumen at Edward Jones.Key Responsibilities:Enhance firm understanding, awareness, and application of behavioral science concepts to enhance delivery of Human Centered Wealth ManagementGuide senior leaders as they set vision and make plans for strategic direction of key areasRepresent complex data and concepts to a variety of audiences (senior leaders, associates in small and large groups)Collaborate and influence across the Insights Network and Shared Services groups: understand capabilities of departments across the firm and leverage/partner effectivelyApply behavior science solutions that will meet their business goalsProvide behavior science insight on how our business decisions will affect our FAs, BOAs, and clientsUnderstand, analyze, and recommend various research methodologies using both qualitative and quantitative marketing research methodologies to address firm-wide business issues.Drive experimentation as a key firm business process for data-based decision makingEducate and advocate for experimentationConsult with business areas on the design of the experimental interventionApply behavior science principles to the experimental protocol to increase adoptionKeep abreast of new developments in behavior science researchIdentify, guide and partner with academics and external vendors to execute research projects or other consulting and training opportunitiesApply new developments in behavior science to firm strategies and Branch Insights researchCollaborating with other business areas and the field to diagnose current and future insights-based business needs.Partner with research strategists and analysts to incorporate behavior science principles in research studiesMasters degree or equivalent work experience required (field of interest is in Social Sciences psychology, organizational behavior, behavior finance, economics, etc.).Doctoral degree preferred. (field of interest is in Social Sciences psychology, organizational behavior, behavior finance, economics, etc.).8 years relevant work experienceIn depth knowledge and understanding of Behavior Science, Psychology, Behavior Economics, Behavior Finance.Knowledge of research methods and designAbility to collaborate and influence others.Excellent organizational skills.Excellent communication skills.Ability to set priorities.Project Management skills.Effectively coordinate and manage multiple large-scale projects.Knowledge of change leadership, systems thinking, and integration.Equal Opportunity Employerminorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

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