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Behavioural Scientist - KTP Associate

Job title Behavioural Scientist - KTP Associate

Department School of Management

Salary Starting from £31,000, rising to £33,500 depending on qualifications and experience, plus £2,000 p.a personal training budget and generous pension scheme.

Full time (40 hours per week) fixed term for 25 months. Working Hours: 8:30am – 5:30pm, Monday to Friday

Grade Competitive Package

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2426 (KTP Associate)

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Tuesday 16 May 2023

Closing date Wednesday 07 June 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference SH10616

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Location: Guildford, UK – and on a hybrid basis

We are seeking an outstanding Behavioural Scientist - Knoweldge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate to join our team on a full time (40 hours per week), fixed term basis for 25 months, with 10% of time for personal development.

You will help K2 to improve the sustainability of their global mobility services. Specifically, you will lead on the development and validation of behavioural nudges that will increase the uptake of sustainable packaging materials and other environmentally friendly options during client relocations. 

The Associate will also be responsible for developing K2’s capability to develop, test and implement behavioural change techniques. This will enable K2 to independently introduce novel nudges and/or apply existing nudges to new functional areas of the business.

About you:

The ideal candidate will be trained in lab and field experiments and have a background in behavioural science, consumer psychology or a related social science. You will need to enjoy working closely with industry and academia, be a good team player and understand how to work within a commercial environment. In addition, you will need to be comfortable managing your day-to-day tasks and in communicating in both commercial and academic environments. 

It is crucial that you understand how KTP works

KTP Associate – The benefits:

  • Valuable experience and highly transferable skills.
  • Responsibility for a high-profile project.
  • Mentoring from the company and academic team.

For further information, contact: Professor Brian Squire ( or Dr Iina Ikonen (

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Update to our application process

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