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Research Analyst (Remote)

  • Location: Mediapolis, 50392
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 27 days ago

Position: Research Analyst (Remote)
Location: Des Moines, IA 50392 - Remote
Term: 12 months
Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Independently plans and conducts research design and sampling, including sample file sourcing and cleaning, survey development (including question development), qualitative survey tool development and project oversight and management.
  • Survey programming - responsible for programming digital surveys in survey software systems used by the company including skip logic, and testing of programmed links, as well as project management (leading entire life[1]cycle) for fieldwork and overseeing quotas and incentive fulfillment.
  • Work with software vendors to implement new techniques.
  • Conducts data cleaning, tabulation and frequency analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data using relevant statistical tools.
  • Completes stat testing to identify statistical differences in the data.
  • Analyzes and interprets results to generate observations to review with research manager for insights generation.
  • Develop graphics to convey data to help tell the insights story.
  • Plans and conducts secondary research involving searching, scanning and collection of relevant published industry data, syndicated studies, and other sources for insights relevant to business questions to be answered.
  • Identifies themes from independent research conducted to distill into key points for relevant issue at hand.
  • Independently supports market research team members in the entire primary market research process in alignment with business objectives, including research design, sampling, data collection, and statistical data analysis, creating reports, charts/graphs and PPT reports.
  • Lead primary market research initiatives with our customer insights communities.
  • Develop quantitative surveys and qualitative research discussion guides.
  • Facilitate the collection of qualitative research insights, including focus groups, depth interviews, ethnographic studies, and online qualitative methods.
  • Manage external research partners.
  • Conduct secondary research on customer, market and industry trends and assist in the synthesis of insights from multiple sources.
  • Comply with a Code of Ethics which covers a number of obligations related to personal and business conduct as well as personal trading activities for you and members of your household. These same requirements may also apply to other positions across the organization.
Is this a good fit? (Requirements):
  • Bachelor’s degree – business or social sciences.
  • 1 to 2 years of survey market research experience (can be through academic study).
  • Exercise of discretion and independent judgement.
  • Survey writing and development experience.
  • Experience with survey software programming.
  • Experience designing and facilitating qualitative research.
  • Exceptional written, oral and presentation skills.
  • Critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities.
  • Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Organized with strong project management skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SPSS, or SAS statistical software.
Even better if you have:
  • Experience in financial services industry.


Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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