Published date Posted on Indeed on Jan 07, 2022 (10 d ago)

National Polling and Market Research firm seeks Data Associate.

EMC Research, Inc. is a majority women-owned national full-service opinion research firm specializing in polling, focus groups, analytics and public opinion research consulting. Our mission is: to partner with our clients to solve problems through well-executed research conducted by curious and passionate strategists who explore opinion and behavior with empirical rigor; and to foster a collaborative environment for our employees to contribute, learn, and grow by valuing people above profits. Our clients include political campaigns, government agencies, corporations, nonprofits, transportation agencies, health care organizations, and others.


Data Associate

We are currently seeking Data Associates, an entry level role that assists with data processing, analysis and reporting for quantitative market research projects. The Data Associate will work with hundreds of primary datasets and learn statistical processes in R. Responsibilities include using R to clean, process and troubleshoot data sets during data collection; as well as analyze data and produce data reports and deliverables. Additional tasks will include quality control checks of research products and assisting with mapping and data visualization.

This full-time hourly position provides a flexible schedule that includes some evening and weekend hours. The position is open to all applicants in the U.S. EMC Research has offices in Columbus, OH; Irving, TX; Oakland, CA; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; and Washington, D.C. Temporarily during the pandemic, all operations are remote; and as a company we are still exploring what the future of our presence in specific office locations might look like.


This entry level position requires a self-motivated, data-focused problem solver who is interested in social behavior, public opinion and politics, and can thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. EMC Research offers competitive salaries and generous benefits, overtime pay for hourly positions when required, and a highly collaborative, casual and fun work environment. Salary dependent on experience and geographic location; starting salary range is $19.00 - 23.00 per hour.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with strong quantitative skills or 2-3 years related experience and/or training
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Deadline driven and able to produce high-quality work within short timelines
  • Experience using statistical software for data management and data analysis, including R, SPSS, SAS, Stata, or Python
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products, particularly Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Basic knowledge of statistics and quantitative research


Additional Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Foundation in research design and analysis
  • Experience with survey data
  • Visualizing data for presentations or reports
  • Knowledge or experience with multivariate regression, distributions, sampling, probability, correlation, significance, or weighting
  • Interest in public policy, politics, campaigns or non-profit advocacy


EMC Research, Inc., is committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and a certified women-owned business. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQIA+ individuals, immigrants, veterans and persons with disabilities. If you are unsure if you meet the qualifications for this role but are still interested, you are encouraged to apply.


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