Research Director, Behavioral Science

Employer
Ipsos
Location
Chelsea and Clinton, New York
Closing date
Oct 26, 2021

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Position Type
Research Scientist / Analyst
Specialty
Science and Technology Studies
Organization Type
Business
You must be capable of working on a variety of projects- typically at the same time. You should be able to make broad connections to the academic literature and uncover patterns in research findings to help our clients understand and solve problems differently. Because you will work with a variety of internal and external clients, you must also have strong interpersonal and communication skills, be comfortable on cross-functional teams, and be adept at thinking on your feet.

Your primary role will be working with senior team members to execute day-to-day project needs and develop new business. Specifically, you will:

Conduct literature searches and reviews

Create research implements (surveys, experiments, qualitative guides)

Analyze data

Assist with the design and content of client deliverables

Source "real/in-market" examples of BeSci principles for project specific topics

Facilitate training workshops and client working sessions

Build relationships with internal stakeholders and external clients

In addition to your day-to-day tasks, we seek someone who will ultimately contribute to our thought leadership, product development, and evangelism for behavioral science.

Qualifications

Successful candidates should possess several of the following characteristics:

Strong passion for Behavioral Science, problem solving, and a desire to understand and apply how consumer's make shopping decisions

Some experience in market research, ideally working with clients

Demonstrated track-record of excellence in previous work (academic, professional, or personal)

Advanced degree in psychology, marketing, anthropology, or behavioral science (PhD preferred)

Comfort using statistical software (Excel, SPSS, STATA, R, etc.) to perform data analysis and create data visualizations

Professional experience in marketing, insights, or consulting is a plus

Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines

Positive attitude and can-do spirit; willingness to challenge conventional thinking

Works well with others in a close-team environment - open to providing and receiving feedback

Excellent oral and written communication skills (i.e., emails, Powerpoint, meetings, presentations, etc)

Design skills a plus

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