Research Associate -- Cpate Practice Area Location: Arlington, Virginia Date Posted: 12-31-2018 Research Associate?Cpate Practice Area Hanover Research The Role The Research Associate will be responsible f assisting in the production of strategic briefings on an extremely wide variety of topics, and will gain exposure to issues facing seni executives in the numerous industries Hanover serves. This position allows f the swift development and refinement of a comprehensive set of market research skills and provides the opptunity 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 position will rept to the practice area specific Managing Content Direct. About Hanover Hanover Research is a global research and analytics firm that provides high quality, custom research through an annual, fixed-fee model f clients in the cpate, education, and healthcare sects. 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 affdability. The ce capabilities that drive Hanovers research engine include primary research, secondary research, data analysis, and grant development. By enthusiastically fostering an environment of respect, encouragement, and suppt, we empower our clients and employees to seize opptunities f growth, impact, and advancement. As the second fastest growing market research firm wldwide, 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. Responsibilities * Create client-ready deliverables on a variety of market research topics with minimal guidance oversight; * Analyze complex research requests to provide actionable recommendations and key findings; * Manage tight deadlines to create repts requiring few edits quickly; * Collect and analyze research data from surveys and other primary sources; * Compile online sources from relevant databases to suppt recommendations and insights; * Conduct in-depth interviews with but not limited to industry experts, member customers, competits, competit customers, anyone relevant to our research; * Other research special projects as needed. Desired Skills and Attributes * Strong command of primary, secondary, and quantitative methodologies and procedures; * Willingness to tackle complex, often unfamiliar research requests; * Ability to wk quickly and independently with minimal guidance oversight; * Ability to wk under pressure and multitask in a fast-paced environment; * Experience writing and researching f a business professional audience; * Experience in an undergraduate graduate research role (institutional research, assessment, etc.) is preferred; * Ability to accept feedback and constructive critique positively; * Demonstrable problem solving skills; * Strong command of the English language and demonstrated writing and editing skills; * Excellent ganizational skills and attention to detail; * Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; * Extremely strong and demonstrable wk ethic; * Proven academic achievement; * High comft level with Microsoft Office applications, such as MS Wd, MS Excel, and MS Power Point. Education Requirement A Bachels degree in Economics, Business, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, Statistics, Mathematics, a related discipline is preferred, though candidates with relevant experience who hold other degrees will be considered. Experience Requirement 1 - 3 years of business academic experience conducting research, survey design/analysis, professional writing. Applied market research experience is preferred. Location Arlington, VA Benefits * Base salary * 401(K) employer matching program * Comprehensive health and dental benefits package * Advancement and management opptunities * Community service opptunities If you are interested in the prospect of wking f a dynamic, growing company, we encourage you to submit your cover letter, resume, and a relevant professional writing sample (consisting of no me than 8 pages on an education business related topic preferably) at: http://careers.hanoverresearch.com/current-openings/ Hanover Research is an Equal Opptunity Employer, providing equal employment opptunities to all employees and applicants f employment without regard to race, col, religion, gender, sexual ientation, gender identity expression, national igin, age, genetic infmation, disability, veteran status, any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, compensation, training, promotion, transfer, leaves of absence, and termination.