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Associate Research Director

New York, NY, USA | Kantar TNS

  • Industry:
    Market Research
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
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The Associate Research Director is a critical hire for our business! The healthcare research space is becoming increasingly important, and you will have the chance be part of an industry that is continuing to evolve and grow.This is a great opportunity for someone with a few years of relevant experience to expand on their knowledge while working for a global corporation. 

The Associate Research Director (ARD) works closely with the Research Director and is responsible for managing a high volume of research projects ensuring they are managed so as to be delivered on time and within budget.The ARD is the primary Project Manager for the engagement and must develop a close working relationship with the client(s) ensuring timely communication of project status, escalation of issues to the Research Director when needed and delivery of a high- quality deliverable.

Kantar is the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company. We understand more about how people think, feel, shop, share, vote and view than anyone else. Combining our expertise in human understanding with advanced technologies, Kantar’s 30,000 people help the world’s leading organisations succeed and grow. 

Our health colleagues help life sciences companies develop products that improve people’s lives and well-being. Their blend of consulting, data analytics, and real-world research and evidence enables clients to understand patients, physicians and payers, bring products to market quickly, navigate the regulatory pathway and negotiate payer reimbursement and coverage.


As Associate Research Director, you will:

Be primarily responsible for the daily tasks associated with the project management of an engagement which includes all aspects of client deliverables including:questionnaire design, analysis and crafting of final market research report, and Real World Research (RWR) protocols.

Communicate with clients on a daily basis

Attend or listen to qualitative research meetings.Reviews/revises qualitative reports.

Collaborates with the Methodologist assigned to a project and will interpret the advanced methods output.Oversees the preparation of final deliverables by using data tabulations. 

Provides presentation support to the Director. 

Ensures Adverse Event compliance and reconciliation is completed.

May provide training on processes and share client knowledge with Research Managers and Analysts.  


To succeed, you will need:

Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) the field of Social Sciences, Economics, Business Administration or a related field is required.

Very strong project management and proven ability to plan and prioritize work to meet commitments and identify, secure and employ resources needed to achieve results.

Strong working knowledge of research process and procedures gained from working in either Market Research or Health Outcomes Research or in the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry is required. 

Experience leading Research projects either primary, clinical or observational research as part of an integrated team is also required. Demonstrated ability to manage workflow and communication with clients is a “must.”

Ability to travel for client meetings, attendance at conferences, or internal meetings.

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