Behavioral Scientist

  • Solutions
  • Antwerpen, Belgium

Behavioral Scientist

Job description

This is an exciting time to join Sentiance as Behavioral Scientist, as we embark on developing and implementing technology to achieve a safer, more sustainable and healthier society. This is a critical role; the successful candidate will lead on supporting and enabling the development and use of mobility insights to inform behaviour change strategy development and implementation.

Sentiance is looking for a Behavioral Scientist to work with cutting-edge technologies and frameworks. We are looking for people that bring an energetic and creative approach to work, understand the mobility, well-being, and health questions of today and have a good vision of the future. Sentiance applies research grounded theories for health promotion and behaviour change.

We move fast, and by joining us, you’ll work in a multidisciplinary team of behavioural scientists, data scientists, mobile engineers, machine learning engineers and product managers.

Are you passionate about applying state of the art technologies to enable behaviour change? Join the Sentiance team!

A couple of words about us!

Sentiance uses data science and machine learning to turn smartphone sensor data into rich behavioral insights. These insights enable our clients across insurance, mobility, well-being and commerce industries to create innovative and personalised offerings that contribute to making the life of their users safer, healthier and ultimately more sustainable.

To achieve this requires state of the art and innovative technologies. At Sentiance, our Engineers and Scientists strive every day at generating the most valuable and precise users’ behavioural motion insights, predictions models and behaviour change models and features. Whether you’re looking to write mobile software code, secure the scalability and availability of machine learning pipelines, facilitate the release management pipeline or develop algorithms to help, what you do here will have a huge impact on our business — and the sustainability of our planet and its people.

We have a team of 60 people across 20 nationalities from Sentiance offices in Antwerp, Vilnius, and Toronto. We share an amazing work culture that’s based on our main values: curiosity, integrity, grit, openness, and weirdness.


What would be your key responsibilities?

  • How to use Sentiance insights together with mobile applications to change people’s behaviour

  • Intervention mapping, from conceptualisation to evaluation of the effectiveness

  • Design and validate digital intervention experiments

  • Optimize our adaptive behavioral change engine to maximize behavioral change outcomes using rule engines or reinforcement learning

  • Report results both in technical and non-technical terms

  • Keep an eye on Behavior science theories used for changing dangerous driving behaviours

  • Creating digital interventions and content creation around speeding, aggressive driving

  • Consciously implement a well-considered selection of behavior change techniques, translating these from theory to practice

What are the essential qualities to be successful in this role?

  • Fluency in English

  • Ability to create data-driven content

  • You hold a degree in psychology or behavior science

  • Experience in data analysis or data science, preferably in the field of behavioral science

  • Experience in the design, evaluation, and implementation of experiments

  • Data-driven and product-oriented

  • You are passionate about contextualized behavior change.

  • You are passionate about how technology can drive behavior change.

  • You are familiar with the “Taxonomy of behavior change techniques”.

  • You know relevant frameworks in the behavior science field, e.g. Theory of Planned Behavior, Stages of Change, behavioral economics, gamification, ‘hooked’ model, persuasive systems design.

  • You can work independently but are open to being challenged on your ideas.

  • Able to work with different functions such as engineers, scientists, and product owners

What do we offer you?

  • A unique opportunity to grow your creative and innovative mind

  • An inspiring hybrid work environment

  • Great team, you will be surrounded by experienced and highly skilled people

  • You can expect an agile and flat structure, flexibility, and openness for the curious

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