Research Analyst

Job Description

The Research Analyst (RA) is responsible for working on primary market research projects in a team

environment. This position involves significant hands-on involvement in project tasks on a daily basis.

An RA is expected to support all phases of a research project with direction and supervision from a

research manager. Research Analysts report directly to the Research Manager.

Required background and skills:

• BA/BS degree, preferably in a social science field

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Ability to manage multiple project tasks in a deadline-driven environment

• Proficiency with Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint

• Familiarity with SPSS or other statistical analysis package

• Understanding of basic statistics and analysis techniques

• Keen eye for detail and superior organizational skills

Skills Required

Specific responsibilities of a RA include (but are not limited to):

• Communicating with data collection vendors to ensure that sample frame, quality objectives

and project deadlines are achieved

• Developing project schedules and organizing project meetings

• Programming, testing and verifying web programs

• Supporting data management (e.g. data cleaning, open-end coding, and merging of data files)

• Creating banner table plans and verifying banner table accuracy; communicating and resolving

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• Populating client deliverables (e.g. reports, scorecards, PowerPoint presentations)

• Performing quality checks for client deliverables

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