Research Associate



Toronto, Canada
Full Time
2y ago

Company Description

We don’t just collect data we connect data. 

We have the best data and the best tools. We continuously challenge conventional approaches to market research, and we disrupt our industry to ensure that our clients always get the best solutions.

YouGov is an international data and analytics group. Our core offering of opinion data is derived from our highly participative panel of 9 million people worldwide, with 33 million interactions and billions of data points. We combine this continuous stream of data with our deep research expertise and broad industry experience into a systematic research and marketing platform. We have 34 offices in 22 countries and panel members in 38 countries. 

We are fast, fearless, trust each other and care about getting it right. 

Job Description

Are you our new Research Associate on the YouGov Research Team?


Day-to-day you will be working in a dynamic, fast paced environment with like-minded people that like to generate and celebrate success. We encourage and foster a “work hard, play hard” culture and recognize the challenges that come with Market Research, but we are a strong operation that is structured to make you successful in your role.


What will I be doing day to day?

  • Research: Designing questionnaires and research/sample designs, often under time-constraints, recommending appropriate methods to meet clients’ research objectives, aiding in the reporting and communication of findings 
  • Client communication: Liaising effectively with clients and collaborators whilst being the main day-to-day contact for both projects and particular clients
  • Project management: Coordinating and managing different tasks to ensure projects run smoothly and effectively, and delivered accurately and on time
  • Pricing: Costing quantitative projects (with some assistance) across B2B & B2C, domestic and international, and omnibus & targeted research, showing a developing understanding of how different project components are costed
  • Stakeholder interaction: Where necessary, working with and managing research suppliers to ensure accurate data collection that is in-line with YouGov’s methods, whilst keeping costs reasonable
  • Commercial responsiveness: Dealing with speculative enquiries, interpreting requirements of a research specification effectively, and being able to write proposals with minimal guidance in order to win projects
  • Analysis and reporting: Accurately interpreting clients’ final data, employing attention to detail and knowledge of statistics to recognize when findings are inaccurate or unclear, and guiding them through the results in YouGov’s data analytics software


What do I need to bring with me?

  • 1-2 years of experience in market research
  • Experience of simultaneously running multiple market research projects (including client contact, survey design and report writing)
  • A strong understanding and experience of primary research across methods and sectors
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to use initiative, negotiate and influence
  • Problem solving, analytical and numerical skills
  • MS Office skills, IT proficiency and understanding of basic statistics
  • Strong written and verbal communication skil

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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