DF – Research Analyst

Research Analyst

Start date: January 2019

The Research Analysts works collaboratively with the Account Manager to coordinate sensory and consumer research projects to ensure successful implementation and deliverables that meet industry and company standards.  Key responsibilities will be to:  collaborate with the Account Manager and client to design the research, coordinate and facilitate all research and operational activities, including design of screeners, questionnaires, topline and final report deliverables, and presentations to the client.

Primary Responsibilities

Collaboration on study execution, screener, questionnaire, and protocol development, top line, and final client deliverables with Account Manager, Data Services, and Operations to ensure that each study is handled effectively, efficiently and to all client specifications:

  • Prioritize and oversee multiple projects from start to finish
  • Interpert and summarize research findings to present results
  • Creation, execution and revision of customized project work plans and milestones as appropriate, to meet changing needs and requirements of client
  • Effective application of Curion methodology and enforcement of project standards
  • Oversee development of project documentation including screeners and questionnaires, protocol, moderator/execution script, respondent instructions, and all other relevant field support documentation
  • Coordination and attendance at study kick-off meetings with all invested parties
  • QC check data files, summary charts/tabulations, and verbatims and coded open-end responses
  • Oversee fieldwork and data collection.
  • Act as escalation contact for recruiting and fielding issues
  • Participate in field briefings, as needed
  • Updating Account Manager of  study progress, anticipated problems and suggested resolutions
  • Ensuring project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately
  • Maintenance of official files

Other Responsibilities

  • Provide back-up for Account Manager
  • Arranging of client visits and accompanying hospitability, ensuring that Curion is represented with the utmost professionalism and commitment to quality
  • Observation of national/international study execution as needed
  • Assisting on departmental special projects as requested
  • Supporting all other departmental functions on an as-needed basis

Primary Accountabilities  

  • Managing of day-to-day operational aspects of a project
  • Responsible for controllable on time, error free and on budget project fulfillment
  • QC of all internal project execution processes and clients deliverables


3-5 years’ experience in project management with research supplier or manufacturer

  • Sensory experience on either client or supplier side
  • CPG experience is a plus
  • Moderating/Descriptive Analysis panel leading a plus


  • BA/BS in Social Sciences, Business, Market Research, Management Science, Food Sciences, Sensory Sciences, Mathematics, or Statistics
  • Master’s degree a plus


  • Quality-focused with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to understand, analyze, interpret complicated data, presenting results in a clear and consise manner
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Adept at using technological resources including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
  • Aptitude for learning new technologies and proprietary tools
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to coordinate, influence and work well with internal support groups

Other Requirements

Travel to various national/international locations (15% max)


Curion is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.