Research Associate, Thought Leadership - New York, NY

Oxford Economics (OE) is seeking a Research Associate for our Thought Leadership team based in our New York office. This is an entry-level role with opportunity for advancement.

The Research Associate will assist in the planning, administration, and execution of research programs. Core duties include administrative tasks, assistance preparing reports and presentations, and program execution.

This individual works closely with internal teams, external partners, and current and potential clients to ensure projects are executed up to the Thought Leadership team’s high standards. The Research Associate is expected to work collaboratively, think critically, and take personal initiative to solve problems and drive process improvements.

Project Management / Editorial Administration
  • Create projects in the Oxford Economics’ financial, project management, and CRM software as needed, and work with the billing team to create sales orders and invoice requests for all TL-US projects (including pricing details for proposals)
  • Request purchase orders for all project costs (e.g., survey fieldwork, transcriptions); communicate PO numbers to partners and process invoices  
  • Create and update project timelines, sharing updates with clients and partners as needed; keep track of internal deadlines to ensure team members stay on deadline (“managing up” as needed)
  • Send project materials (e.g., survey drafts, interview guides) to clients and partners, and collect and incorporate feedback      
  • Take notes during meetings and share with attendees
  • Create and check SOWs for projects, verifying against survey SOWs
  • Assist research managers as needed with tasks related to research design and execution
Research Program Execution
  • Assist research managers as needed with methodology design, research execution, survey fieldwork management, and data management and analysis.
  • Identify candidates for qualitative interviews
  • Conduct desk research and produce literature reviews related to current or future programs
  • Assist with survey development
  • Assist with qualitative interviews (including reviewing transcripts)
  • Request proposals from survey partners
  • Test online survey links
  • Communicate final demographic targets with clients and survey partners
  • Assess weekly status updates and send to client
  • Work with survey partner to ensure respondents are interpreting questions correctly—and correct any issues during fieldwork
  • Communicate data needs (e.g., banner tabs, formats) to survey partner
Data Management and Analysis
  • Work with the project team to synthesize findings and highlight key storylines
  • Work with Research Analyst to build data visualizations (i.e., what type of chart would best illustrate a particular survey question or data point) and identify statistically meaningful findings
  • Assist in building charts, graphs, dashboards and data visualizations in Excel, PowerPoint, and/or Tableau
Writing and Editing
  • Assist editors in drafting reports and other materials for publication
  • Manage fact-checking and copyediting process for deliverables (assign responsibilities, enforce deadlines, review work)
  • Assist editors in checking quotes, facts, and data in reports, ensuring the quality and integrity of the analysis and properly citing all sources in line with company policy and copyright laws
  • Support the editorial team in promotion efforts by writing copy for the website and social media as needed  
About Oxford Economics

Oxford Economics was founded in 1981 as a commercial venture with Oxford University’s business college to provide economic forecasting and modelling to UK companies and financial institutions expanding abroad. Since then, we have become one of the world’s foremost independent global advisory firms, providing reports, forecasts and analytical tools on 200 countries, 120 industrial sectors and over 6,000 cities. Our best-of-class global economic and industry models and analytical tools give us an unparalleled ability to forecast external market trends and assess their economic, social and business impact.

Headquartered in Oxford, England, with regional centres in London, New York, and Singapore, Oxford Economics has offices across the globe. We employ over 450 full-time people, including more than 250 professional economists, industry experts and business editors—one of the largest teams of macroeconomists and thought leadership specialists. Our global team is highly skilled in a full range of research techniques and thought leadership capabilities, from econometric modelling, scenario framing, and economic impact analysis to market surveys, case studies, expert panels, and web analytics.

Oxford Economics is a key adviser to corporate, financial and government decision-makers and thought leaders. Our worldwide client base now comprises over 1200 international organisations, including leading multinational companies and financial institutions; key government bodies and trade associations; and top universities, consultancies, and think tanks.

Oxford Economics is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

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