Research Assistant

Illuminas is seeking a highly energetic and intelligent individual who is ready to learn everything there is to learn about market research. As a Research Assistant, you will learn how to support the design and execution of large-scale, custom research studies for some of the largest and most successful technology and media brands in the world.

Specific job responsibilities of a Research Assistant can include (but are not limited to):

  • Learning how to support custom market research studies, both qualitative and quantitative
  • Testing online surveys to ensure logic is programmed as intended
  • Managing internal and external project vendors
  • Conducting secondary research
  • Proofreading questionnaires or reports (or any type of documentation)
  • Drafting status updates to clients on a weekly basis
  • Drafting field documents for external panel providers on an as needed basis
  • Monitoring survey progress while in field
  • Managing external field vendors (both qualitative and quantitative)
  • Reviewing open-ended responses to ensure quality assurance
  • Testing online surveys to ensure the logic is programmed as intended
  • Drafting tab plans for the data processing team to ensure the crosstabs are set up correctly
  • Drafting, developing and building graphical reports in PowerPoint

Qualified candidates should possess the following attributes:

  • BA/BS degree from an accredited 4-year university
  • 2+ years of experience working in a professional environment
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A desire to learn and a thirst for knowledge
  • A fun and outgoing personality
  • Previous experience supporting quantitative or qualitative market research projects is a BIG plus

Illuminas is an award-winning global research consultancy that delivers strategic marketing intelligence across B2B and consumer markets worldwide. This position is located at our US headquarters in sunny Austin, TX, where our clients are primarily industry leaders in technology and media. In addition to competitive compensation and profit sharing, our employees enjoy numerous additional benefits:

  • 401(k) with company match
  • Comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance
  • Generous vacation and parental leave policies
  • Monthly happy hours, team lunches, office breakfasts (read: lots of breakfast tacos) and birthday celebrations
  • Company sponsored sports teams
  • Quarterly off-site parties and company sponsored events
  • Breakroom that is fully stocked with snacks and drinks
  • Fun, modern and laid-back Austin office

Illuminas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Company Description
Illuminas combines the very best research expertise, business consultancy, and creative thinking to provide actionable business outcomes. We take a problem-solving approach, with Directors leading and working on projects across a range of specialist expertise. Our thought leadership and innovative thinking has led to numerous awards worldwide and underpinned our continued growth. We have offices in Austin and London. Enlighten. Empower.