Senior Research Associate- Qualitative Research

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Senior Research Associate, Qualitative Research
Hanover Research Arlington, VA

Remote Opportunity #Remote #LI-Remote
The Role
Hanover Research seeks a dedicated qualitative researcher, to join our dynamic, experienced qualitative research team. We are seeking diverse candidates with a special need for native Spanish speaking candidates. The Senior Research Associate role will support clients across corporate industries and education sectors. This researcher will play an integral role in the design, development, and implementation of qualitative research studies to support our market research efforts. Key job responsibilities designing discussion guides, scheduling and conducting interviews, and moderating focus groups with a wide range of participants via email, telephone, and videoconferencing. In addition, the Associate will work closely with senior researchers to define member needs and draft final deliverables that generate actionable insights. The Associate is expected to manage multiple projects at once and should feel comfortable reaching out via phone to prospective experts. This position will allow for the swift development and refinement of a comprehensive set of qualitative research skills and provide the opportunity 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 report to the Qualitative Research Director.


  • Design interview and focus group protocols

  • Identify appropriate contacts for in-depth interviews (IDIs);

  • Email or call through contact lists to schedule interviews;

  • Conduct and record interviews/focus groups with industry experts or anyone relevant to our research in the industries and education sectors we serve;

  • Maintain detailed and accurate records of contacts obtained;

  • Take and compile detailed notes to augment interview/focus group transcripts;

  • Distribute participant incentives;

  • Analyze transcripts using CAQDAS (computer assisted qualitative analysis software) and thematic coding;

  • Identify actionable insights and synthesize into a clear, concise report;

  • Redact and distribute reports, as applicable.

 Desired Skills and Attributes

  • Fluency in Spanish (native speaker preferred)

  • Willingness to tackle complex, often unfamiliar research requests;

  • Experience interacting professionally over the phone or videoconference software;

  • High comfort level speaking with industry experts over the phone;

  • Experience conducting telephone interviews or telephone sales is preferred;

  • Ability to work quickly and independently with minimal guidance or oversight;

  • Ability to work under pressure and multitask in a fast-paced environment;

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

  • Experience writing and researching for a business or professional audience;

  • Strong command of the English language and demonstrated writing and editing skills;

  • Ability to accept feedback and constructive critique positively;

  • Demonstrable problem solving skills;

  • Extremely strong and demonstrable work ethic;

  • High comfort level with Microsoft Office applications, such as Word, Excel, and Power Point.

Education Requirement
A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, or a related discipline is preferred, though candidates with relevant experience who hold other degrees will be considered.
Experience Requirement
1 - 3 years of business or academic experience conducting qualitative and/or quantitative research, survey design/analysis, or professional writing. Applied market research experience is preferred.

USA Remote

Office is located in Arlington, VA

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  • Starting at 18+ days Paid Time Off

  • 11 observed holidays, including Juneteenth and Indigenous People Day and an additional 3 floating days in a calendar year (14 in total)

  • 401(K) employer matching program

  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits package

  • Health and wellness packages with discounts to local gym

  • Annual company-wide day of service and monthly events partnering with local organizations such as KidPower, Martha’s Kitchen, DC SPCA

  • Community service opportunities

  • Unlimited snacks and beverages (when the office opens again) 

How to Apply:
If you are interested in the prospect of working for a dynamic, growing company, we encourage you to submit your resume and a relevant professional writing sample (consisting of no more than 8 pages on an education or business related topic preferably) at:
About Hanover Research:

Founded in 2003, Hanover Research is a global research and analytics firm that delivers market intelligence through a unique, fixed-fee model to more than 1,000 clients. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Hanover employs high-caliber market researchers, analysts, and account executives to provide a service that is revolutionary in its combination of flexibility and affordability. Hanover was named a Top 50 Market Research Firm by the American Marketing Association from 2015 to 2021. To learn more about Hanover Research, visit

Hanover Research is an Equal Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or 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.


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