Dec 14, 2019

Research Scientist: Cognitive Behavioral - Sr. Manager (PwC Labs)

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Seattle, WA, USA
Full-Time Other

Job Description


PwC Labs is focused on standardizing, automating, delivering tools and processes and exploring emerging technologies that drive efficiency and enable our people to reimagine the possible. Process improvement, transformation, effective use of innovative technology and data & analytics, and leveraging alternative delivery solutions are key areas of focus to drive additional value for our firm.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Take action to ensure everyone has a voice, inviting opinion from all.
  • Establish the root causes of issues and tackle them, rather than just the symptoms.
  • Initiate open and honest coaching conversations at all levels.
  • Move easily between big picture thinking and managing relevant detail.
  • Anticipate stakeholder needs, and develop and discuss potential solutions, even before the stakeholder realises they are required.
  • Develop specialised expertise in one or more areas.
  • Advise stakeholders on relevant technical issues for their business area.
  • Navigate the complexities of global teams and engagements.
  • Build trust with teams and stakeholders through open and honest conversation.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

The Lab's Data Innovation and Product Team focuses on identifying and prioritizing emerging technologies to develop solutions for commercialization, and to provide solutions that provide insights from new and existing data to develop new business opportunities and improve the firm's efficiency and effectiveness across all of our technology functions.

Job Requirements and Preferences:

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum Degree Required:
Doctor of Philosophy

Additional Educational Requirements:

In addition to a PhD, Candidate will have at least 7 years of professional experience involving technology-focused process improvements, product development, transformations, and/or system implementations.

Minimum Years of Experience:
7 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications:

Additional Educational Preferences:

PhD in applied or behavioral research sciences, Cognitive or neurosciences.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

Demonstrates intimate abilities and/or a proven record of success as a team leader in the following


  • Experience with ad and marketing sciences, behavior modification, social engineering, and network influence design;
  • Experience developing research and optimization methods in human -technology interaction design; experience with Social Influence Process (SIP) framework or equivalent;
  • Understand a business problem and being able to translate the problem into a hypothesis that can be tested using various Research science techniques;
  • Conduct research in a fast-paced product development environment; and,
  • Demonstrates thorough understanding of complex human behavioral and motivation sciences, data analysis techniques, and data science tools, to address a variety of challenging business problems in the areas of ad marketing, gamification, learning, and application engagement and growth methods;
  • Experience in building a variety of in app engagement models and more importantly, knowing when and why application users stay engage, persist, drop off, share, and help grow product use;
  • Contribute engagement methods to scalable personalization systems for commercial products and services; and,
  • Experience with Ad revenue and marketing systems.

Demonstrates intimate abilities and/or a proven record of success with a subset of the following technologies:

  • Programming including Python, R and storage technologies SQL, Spark, and / or NoSQL.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.





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