About Us

The Decision Lab is a Canadian think-tank dedicated to democratizing behavioral science through research and analysis. We apply behavioral science to create social good in the public and private sectors. Since launching in 2013, we’ve become one of the leading publications in this space and have worked with organizations such as The World Bank, the Skoll Foundation and some of the largest financial institutions in Canada

The Position

TDL was created with the vision of bridging the gap between behavioral science research and application. A core part of our mission is to create content which highlights important and often unnoticed research, and provides actionable and applied takeaways. Contributors will be responsible for locating, synthesizing and writing about new cutting edge research in behavioral science, behavioral economics and psychology. In particular, a successful contributor will be heavily focused on the application of this research in the sectors where it can be most impactful.


This position calls for an individual with qualitative and quantitative research skills, as well as impressive writing ability. The position is ideal for someone who is looking to demonstrate thought leadership in the field of applied behavioral science and wants to pursue a decision science career. Beyond that, we are looking for someone who is creative in their approach to applying old research to new and emerging problems in a wide variety of sectors. Please note that the contributor position is a part-time, remote and volunteer-based position.

  • Academic and or work experience related to a specific field of research within the domain of behavioral science.
  • Satisfactory academic progress.

How to Apply

Please email your CV and cover letter to info@thedecisionlab.com. Due to the volume of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted.