Behavioral Researcher

Behavioral Researcher

Job Title: Behavioral Researcher
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Mumbai
Reference: 1_180219
Contact Name: Pooja Mungekar
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Job Published: February 18, 2019 17:47

Job Description

Our client, a financial services firm is looking for a Behavioral Researcher for their Mumbai office.


  • Conduct new research on individual financial behavior, applying a behavioral lens to financial decisions including retirement planning, investing, risk tolerance, and spending and savings behavior.
  • Work with the marketing, product, and research teams to identify and solve pressing questions around financial behavior and to put the answers into practice.
  • Partner with the team to design, execute, and analyze large-scale digital experiments to test your ideas; Morningstar interacts with millions of individual investors and their advisors.
  • Run statistical analyses to rigorously determine the impact of your interventions, then write up the results for academic audiences and for the public.
  • Publicize your results – in the media, in papers, and at conferences.


  • Postgraduate training in psychology, behavioral economics, behavioral finance or related fields.
  • At least two years of experience using Python, R, STATA or a similar statistical language.
  • Demonstrated expertise in statistical methods for social science research, such as regressions, machine learning, ANOVA, survey analysis, experimental design, and analysis.
  • Experience conducting theory-based, empirical research, especially for financial decisions is ideal.
  • Experience in the investing and/or financial planning fields are a plus.
  • Experience with product development is useful.
  • Demonstrated ability writing about behavioral research for a general audience.
  • Experience and enjoyment with public speaking are great, but not necessarily required.
  • Independent, creative thinker with a strong interest in financial behavior.

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