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Data Analyst, Quantitative Research- Corporate Practice Area

Arlington, VA · Science/Research
Data Analyst, Quantitative Research— Corporate Practice Area
Hanover Research
The Role
The Data Analyst will be responsible for quantitative research reports and strategic briefings on a wide variety of market research topics. This position will allow for the swift development and refinement of a comprehensive set of applied research skills and provides the opportunity to develop a relationship with a young and rapidly growing enterprise. We expect all employees to be intellectually curious, ambitious, and interested in assuming increasing levels of responsibility. This is a mid-level applied research position and candidates with greater experience may be considered for more senior roles which include supervising other researchers. This position will report to both the Director of Corporate Data Analytics and the practice area’s Managing Content Director.  

High-Impact Corporate Research
 Projects: Drivers/ regression analysis; cluster analysis; decision tree analysis; data visualizations; price elasticity; marketing mix modeling; spatial analysis etc.
Work with companies across multiple industries (including B2B and B2C clients) on a range of data analytics projects to help inform strategic business decisions. 

  • Process and clean datasets for analysis
  • Perform statistical modeling
  • Design and develop customized quantitative research reports on various topics for B2B and B2C clients
  • Analyze complex research requests to provide actionable recommendations and key findings
  • Review formatting and data accuracy in key deliverables
  • Provide guidance and constructive feedback to peer research reports
  • Collaborate with Content Directors on defining project scopes for client deliverables
Desired Skills and Attributes
 Technical Skills
  • High comfort level with statistical analysis software, particularly R
  • Experience working with and preparing real-world datasets for analysis, including identifying anomalies and reshaping or merging data
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply econometric and statistical methods to practical research problems
  • Willingness and ability to learn new quantitative skills as necessary and apply them in new contexts
  • Experience with, or ability to learn, data visualization software such as Tableau and/or Microsoft Power BI
  • Experience with other programming languages such as Python, with database systems and SQL, or with spatial mapping and analysis tools such as ArcGIS is a plus
  • High comfort level with Microsoft Office applications, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Other Skills and Attributes
  • Demonstrable problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to tackle complex, often unfamiliar research requests
  • Ability to collaborate and strategize with senior-level research directors
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance or oversight
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple short and long-term projects to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrable, strong work ethic
  • Ability to accept feedback and constructive critique positively
  • Strong command of the English language and demonstrated writing and editing skills, including experience writing or presenting for a business or non-technical professional audience

Education Requirement
Incoming level to be determined upon application. A Master’s or Doctoral degree in Statistics, a Social Science with quantitative training, or a related quantitative discipline is preferred, though promising candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in a related quantitative discipline may be considered for some positions.

Experience Requirement
Incoming level to be determined upon application. 2 - 5 years of full-time work experience (or equivalent academic work) conducting quantitative research and analysis is preferred. 

Arlington, VA (or remote as may be needed)
  • Base salary
  • 401(K) employer matching program
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits package
  • Advancement and management opportunities
  • Community service opportunities

About Hanover
Hanover Research is a global research and analytics firm that provides high quality, custom research through an annual, fixed-fee model for clients in the corporate, education, and healthcare sectors.  Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Hanover employs high-caliber market researchers, analysts, and account professionals to deliver a robust service infrastructure that is revolutionary in its combination of flexibility and affordability. The core capabilities that drive Hanover’s research engine include primary research, secondary research, data analysis, and grant development. By enthusiastically fostering an environment of respect, encouragement, and support, we empower our clients and employees to seize opportunities for growth, impact, and advancement.
As the second fastest growing market research firm worldwide, Hanover has been recognized as a 2017 American Marketing Association Gold Top 50 Firm and Gold Global Top 50 Firm and a 2015 Washington Business Journal 50 Fastest Growing Company.

If you are interested in the prospect of working for a dynamic, growing company, we encourage you to submit your cover letter, resume, and a relevant professional writing sample (consisting of no more than 8 pages on an education or business related topic preferably) at: http://careers.hanoverresearch.com/current-openings/
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