Research Associate

Job Description
The Research Associate provides support to the project team in a variety ways, on both quantitative and qualitative research projects. The Research Associate will ordinarily work on project teams that include a Senior Research Associate and/or a Research Director. Initial responsibilities include:

  • Prepare and/or populate reports for three different research directors and turn around materials with efficiency and accuracy
  • Assist in survey instrument development
  • Assist in data tabulation, including developing tab plans
  • Review reports and programming for quality and accuracy
  • Develop/execute project work plans
  • Assist with field services management
  • Draft press releases, sales sheets and infographics
  • Must be able to multi-task and have rock solid organizational skills
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Must be a great communicator and a team player

Highly competent Research Associates will find a well defined path to move onto client relationship management (Senior Research Associate).

Job Requirements
This position requires 2 to 5 years of experience. The Research Associate must have very strong quantitative skills, computing skills, and written communication skills. Quantitative skills should include numerical manipulation, as well as a good understanding of statistics. Proficiency with MS Office is required. Experience with SPSS or similar tabulation/analysis software is highly desirable. The Research Associate must be comfortable working on a tight schedule under senior researcher oversight. Accuracy is essential. Client contact is required, so the successful applicant will present himself/herself professionally and will be capable of dealing comfortably and effectively with others. Team player with a great attitude!

Education Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in economics, psychology, sociology, mathematics, statistics or related field. Advanced Degree a plus.

This is a salaried, professional position. Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience. The benefits package includes health and dental coverage, life insurance and a tax-deferred saving program that includes a company match.

Bob Domine, President
Digital Research Group
172 Commercial Street
Portland, Maine 04101