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Ipsos MORI’s International Social Research unit is a large and growing team of researchers, specialising in multi-country projects, based across our offices in London and Brussels. Our team includes a number of experienced survey methodologists, respected in their fields, who provide support and training within the unit and across the company.

We are able to draw on the global coverage of Ipsos to deliver research for our clients, with offices in 87 countries and global coverage through our trusted network of partners around the world. We work with a very wide range of multi-national organisations, NGOs, national governments and private companies on major international studies across policy areas.

The position

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our International Social Research unit for an experienced researcher to join the team in central London to work on multi-country research projects. The successful candidate will play a key role in the design and delivery of a variety of high profile quantitative surveys across Europe and beyond.

The main responsibilities will include:

  • Survey design, including sampling and weighting, with a focus on random probability survey methodologies
  • Overseeing the application of survey methods by subcontractors
  • Writing international social research proposals
  • Writing technical reports
  • Working with international suppliers, briefing local agencies in a variety of countries, and monitoring survey progress
  • Quality assurance tasks throughout the project lifecycle
  • Conducting and overseeing desk research on selected methodological topics
  • Designing methodological experiments
  • Writing working papers on methodological topics

Who we are looking for:

The successful candidate will have a background in quantitative research (essential), with sampling experience (desirable). We are open to considering candidates of different levels of experience, with salary and grade reflecting what the candidate can offer. Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following:

Core skills and experience -

  • Advanced understanding of social research methodology, in particular on random probability sampling, and the desire to develop their knowledge further;
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and SPSS;
  • Excellent written English;
  • Confidence working with and presenting to senior clients;
  • Good understanding, and ideally experience, of all data collection modes (face-to-face, CATI, online);
  • Experience of working in social research.

Desirable skills and experience -

  • Experience of working on multi-country research projects;
  • Experience of designing survey projects, particularly on sampling and weighting;
  • Technical skills in relation to drawing samples and implementing weighting schemes;
  • Advanced analytical skills, including multivariate analysis;
  • Foreign language skills.