Research Associate

Job Title: Research Associate

Office Location: Minneapolis

Job Summary

Job Description


The Research Associate works closely with Research Managers and Senior Research Managers in Magid’s rapidly growing CPG Marketing Research practice.  This person helps to ensure that the surveys we send to respondents and the reports we deliver to clients are executed flawlessly.  Most projects are quantitative, conducted online.  Many of our clients are Fortune 100 companies, with well known brands.  The position reports to the Insights Director-CPG.  This is an entry-level position with the opportunity to progress to a Research Manager with broader responsibility for conducting research studies.

Job Functions

Key Responsibilities


  • Proofs Word document questionnaires to make sure questions are logical, worded appropriately and address the study’s objectives.  Checks skip patterns
  • Thoroughly checks programmed surveys to make sure screen-outs, skip patterns and question flow are working correctly
  • ·         Sometimes creates Tab and Banner plans
  • Proofs data tables
  • Creates PowerPoint charts for reports from data tables.  Adds images to make them visually appealing
  • Thoroughly proofs reports for data quality, consistency, spelling/grammar, etc. – cross-proofs work from other Research Associates
  • Pulls or reads consumer open-end verbatims and summarize themes
  • Downloads images for questionnaires and reports. Conducts internet searches
  • Pulls data from data tables for ad-hoc client requests
  • Creates and maintains client and internal databases

Job Requirements

Required Skills


  • Very strong attention to detail; quantitative/logic-based mindset
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility to work through project scope changes and to juggle multiple projects/requests at a time
  • Strong team player to work with peers and senior people
  • Degree in Marketing, Psychology, Statistics, Communications or related field preferred
  • Highly proficient in PowerPoint, Excel, Word, online searches
  • Marketing research experience a plus 

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