Senior Market Research Manager - Public Affairs
Washington, DC 
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Senior Market Research Manager - Public Affairs

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2020 K Street, NW, Suite 410, Washington, DC

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Senior Research Manager position

About Ipsos

Ipsos is the world's third largest market research company, present in 90 markets and employing more than 18,000 people. Our passionately curious research professionals, analysts and scientists have built unique multi-specialist capabilities that provide true understanding and powerful insights into the actions, opinions and motivations of citizens, consumers, patients, customers or employees. We serve more than 5000 clients across the world with 75 business solutions.

Founded in France in 1975, Ipsos is listed on the Euronext Paris since July 1st, 1999. The company is part of the SBF 120 and the Mid-60 index and is eligible for the Deferred Settlement Service (SRD). ISIN code FR0000073298, Reuters ISOS.PA, Bloomberg IPS:FP

Ipsos Public Affairs, located in Washington, DC, is looking for job candidates for the Senior Research Manager position on its team performing public health and behavioral science research studies. In particular, we're reaching out to researchers with doctoral degrees in experimental psychology, particularly social psychology; we also welcome candidates with advanced degrees in public health and health communications along with work experience in the field.

The mission of our group is to provide government and other public sector clients with the research and technical assistance needed to improve public policy and programs, particularly by helping them understand and predict knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to health and safety. Our work informs public policy and regulation, guides and evaluates public-facing behavior change interventions, and measures health behaviors among the US population. Our clients include the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Defense Health Agency (DHA) within the Department of Defense (DoD), the Veterans Health Administration, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and others.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:


Key responsibilities of team members:

  • Applying social and behavioral science research approaches to a variety of applied health-related projects.
  • Liaising with government, non-profit and private sector clients.
  • Working with senior researchers on all aspects of project design, data collection and report preparation.
  • Designing research materials (experiment stimuli; self-report instruments).
  • Managing both quantitative and qualitative research studies within timelines and budgets.
  • Reviewing and analyzing research data for qualitative and quantitative studies to identify key findings and develop actionable recommendations.
  • Assisting in the development of proposals, including development of methodologies and budget.
  • Contributing to business development within the behavioral research and public health sectors.
  • Contributing to final reports and peer-reviewed journal articles.

Desired skills of team members:

  • Required: Graduate degree in social science (psychology, sociology), public health, or related field with emphasis on measuring and understanding attitudes and behaviors. Preferred: PhD in social or other experimental psychology; experience in health research.
  • Applied research experience is notrequired but is strongly preferred. Our researchers are expected to translate their academic skills and experience to the group's research goals.
  • Experience or interest in health policy, health communications, or behavior change.
  • Publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Experience in experiment design.
  • Experience in behavioral statistics; experience with SPSS and/or SAS preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining a strong client service orientation.

Ipsos' Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Ipsos recognizes the necessity of building an inclusive culture that values each employee's individuality and diverse perspectives. For more than 40 years, our mission has been to generate and analyze data about society, markets, brands, and behaviors to provide our clients with the insights that elevate their understanding of the world. This could not be fulfilled without Ipsos' diverse employees who compile and analyze this data-they are the essence of who we are and what we do.

We are committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, creating an environment that promotes inclusion, and allowing employees from all walks of life to flourish. Ipsos encourages our employees to act in a respectful and responsible manner, in line with codes of best practices concerning diversity and inclusion, human rights, equality, and civility for every individual.

Ipsos is An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other protected class and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
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