• United States Of America, Usa
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  • 3 - 6 Years
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Job Description:

The Nielsen Company is the largest global measurement company in the world with unique measurement technologies, assets, and data that make it one of the most interesting and challenging places for a measurement or data scientist to work We focus on what consumers watch, listen to, and buy in over 95 countries

Data Science is core to what Nielsen does, and our research projects have high visibility in directly impacting the results of our business and our clients This position is in the Research Methods team within Nielsens Data Science organization The Research Methods team provides leadership and expertise across Nielsen to develop innovative, statistically sound, and cost effective research methodologies in support of the strategic business initiatives We play a pivotal role in designing best practices and approaches for data collection, respondent recruitment, and panelist retention

Sr Data Behavioral Scientist

Job Purpose

Work with cross-functional teams to design, implement, and test new consumer and audience measurement methodologies

Identify and implement methods and best practices to improve respondent cooperation and retention, especially among hard-to-reach populations (eg, Hispanics, Asians, young adults)

Lead the design and testing of data collection methodologies for Nielsen panels and surveys

Provide support for technical guidance and training of Nielsen operational teams, including Call Center and In-Person Field recruitment teams


Support complex cross-functional research projects

Contribute to the direction, planning, and budget for large and small-scale methodology evaluations and tests

Use both qualitative and quantitative methods to improve survey methods and recruitment approaches

Balance cost, quality, and schedule requirements to design measurement methods and approaches Adapt as needed

Conduct usability research to develop and evaluate print materials, web/mobile applications and other electronic materials

Estimate research & development costs for project budgets

Correspond and communicate with internal departments and external suppliers regarding complex project requirements and schedules

Stay abreast of procedural and technological developments in survey and measurement research methodology and changing technologies in the marketplace Proactively identify applications of these latest developments to improve existing methods

Provide consultation on methodological and procedural factors that impact respondent cooperation and data quality such as qualitative research design and survey mode effects

Conduct and analyze complex survey/panel data including developing data files, conducting quality reviews , data editing, documentation, weighting, and imputation

Author technical proposals, presentations, reports, and articles Present research to internal stakeholders and at research conferences

Required Qualifications

Masters degree or PhD in Social or Behavioral/Social Sciences field such as Survey Methodology, Statistics/Sampling, Psychology, Sociology or related field or Bachelors with 3 years research experience

Knowledge of survey or similar research operations including questionnaire design, cognitive interviews, sampling, and survey administration

Knowledge of multiple modes of data collection methods, including online and mobile surveys

Knowledge of mixed-mode survey designs and panel recruitment and maintenance

Ability to design sound methodologies within cost and operational constraints Understanding of measurement error in data collection methods with ability to mitigate using cost effective procedures

High motivation with demonstrated capacity to work on multiple projects with set deadlines, under pressure

Collaborative team player with willingness and desire to work with global cross-functional teams of varying sizes

Creative aptitude and ability and desire to explore opportunities for new research innovations

Excellent oral and written communication skills required for presenting to and collaborating with groups of diverse backgrounds

Ability to explain complex research concepts to individuals without a survey research background

Qualitative research and analysis skills (including cognitive interviews, in-depth interviews, focus groups, etc) Experience with qualitative analysis software Quantitative research and analysis skills including competence with statistical software (Python or R preferred)

Experience with Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc)

Desired Qualifications

Proficiency in non-English languages (eg,Spanish) and understanding of multiple cultures

Knowledge of advanced cognitive or behavioral methodologies (eg, eye tracking)

Knowledge of large-scale, complex multi-stage surveys in Market Research or Government setting


Were in tune with what the world is watching, buying, and everything in between If you can think of it, were measuring it We sift through the small stuff and piece together big pictures to provide a comprehensive understanding of whats happening now and whats coming next for our clients Todays data is tomorrows marketplace revelation

We like to be in the middle of the action Thats why you can find us at work in over 100 countries From global industry leaders to small businesses, consumer goods to media companies, we work with them all Were bringing in data 24/7 and the possibilities are endless See whats next with us at Nielsen careersnielsencom

Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Research/Surveyor/MR
Functional Area : HR/PM/IR/Training
Role : Recruitment
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 18th Mar 2020

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