Research Director Job Description

Research Director Job Description

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Research director provides quantitative analysis, market research and qualitative assessments in support of CCIO’s periodic rebalancing and/or tactical decisions.

Research Director Duties & Responsibilities

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Determine optimal primary research
You need to work closely with global and local representatives to identify and validate new pathways and targets discovery and development of clinical biomarkers
Drive knowledge translation of funded research through traditional new media platforms aimed at both health professional and public audiences
Provide support and build relations with local and regional research teams
Be comfortable in processing and presenting a large amount of data
Manage the HK research team to collect data across HK and maintain databases of information such as real estate rental yields and capital values
Forecast real estate movements and trends and comment on the underlying drivers
Engage with the heads of key departments such as office and investment agency to understand their needs from a variety of research deliverables and publications
Prepare research reports and presentations which shall be used for both external client and internal customers
Engage with existing and prospective clients and present to them on relevant real estate markets and related matters

Research Director Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Research Director

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: FEMA, CRA, MBA, BLS, OMB, RAA, PMP, US, CIPP, CFA

Education for Research Director

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Employers hiring for the research director job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Management, Project Management, Communication, Government, Social Sciences, Writing, Marketing, Social Science, Supervision, Statistics

Skills for Research Director

Desired skills for research director include:

Drug development
Market research methodologies
Computing platforms
Data processing procedures
Basic digital prototyping tools
Qualitative and quantitative market research is an asset
Behavior Science research and data integration is an asset

Desired experience for research director includes:

Excellent communication skills, with ability to explain complex statistical concepts to professionals, classroom educators and lay people
Deep ties to the education community including the ability to navigate the political landscape of public school systems
Candidate must be willing to travel (up to 75%)
Must have B.A./B.S
Experience with virtual video tools/systems like Oculus, 3D studio MAX is a plus
Understanding of related technologies like RF, GPS, Navigation is also a plus

Research Director Examples


Research Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a research director. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for research director
  • Protecting the goals of the Foundation by working with counsel to understand and negotiate contracts and licensing terms
  • Creation, documentation, and dissemination of project management best practices across teams
  • Direct management of Program Officers team
  • Directly work with national, divisional, regional, and local sales and programming teams and be a liaison between national and local research teams
  • Collaborate in development of audience reports and insights for national, divisional, and local sales and programming teams, working with proprietary tools and automation
  • Contribute to knowledge base of relevant market intelligence and trends, including research methodologies, evolving technologies, consumer behaviors, client expectations, shifting competitive landscape
  • Provide senior leadership
  • Work with Ad Sales and Marketing Solutions teams to develop research strategies, plans, and solutions
  • Function in a matrixed organization providing valuable insight to heads of sales, marketing, digital, and regions while reporting to an Insights leader
  • Put systems and processes in place to ensure the ‘Voice of the Consumer’ is heard before critical decisions are made
Qualifications for research director
  • At least 6-7 years experience in global market research, industry analysis or similar numerate, research-related field
  • First-rate personal and communications skills profound willingness to collaborate internally and externally
  • MD and/or PhD in relevant scientific discipline
  • Minimum 10 year experience in pharmaceutical industry/biotech/academia with proven track record of accomplishments in drug discovery in pulmonary disease or relevant TA
  • Should have operated at a senior leadership level and have not only scientific credibility, but business acumen
  • Strong quantitative qualitative research skills

Research Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a research director. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for research director
  • Financial management of projects from the costing stage to commissioning, budget control and execution of final expense reports and completion reports
  • Identify, suggest and develop new products and services for clients
  • Manage the activities of a shared telesales prospector
  • Contribute ideas to management in regard to the strategic development of the Financial Services and Market Research division
  • Develop cross divisional collaboration opportunities
  • Assist in the development of the strategic direction of the division
  • Strong client consultative and analytical skills
  • Excellent oral/written communication, organizational, project management and customer service skills
  • Develops strong working relationship with client
  • Identify, evaluate, supervise, and provide constructive input on internal and external research needs and opportunities
Qualifications for research director
  • Experienced in a wide spectrum of technologies including but not limited to Java, Perl, Python, Scala, R
  • Evidence of advanced use of mobile and web applications in professional and / or daily life
  • 10+ years of prior consumer research experience
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a quantitative field
  • Knowledge and experience in SEO and Social Media audience segmentation
  • Team player with ability to collaborate across multiple teams and disciplines

Research Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a research director. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for research director
  • Mentor VRG researchers, guiding their career growth and professional development, including their stature within the Company and within the external research community
  • Interact with customers to learn about the challenges they face and to create opportunities for the early dissemination of research results/artifacts through PoC’s
  • Role model our values and actively contribute to the health, fun and vibrancy of the VRG
  • Responsible for qualitative and quantitative research activities related to the hedge fund manager selection process which includes identification, analysis, recommendation and monitoring
  • Support new product/ capabilities development within the team and through partnership with other strategy teams
  • Improve the buy/sell discipline by utilizing exiting and new tools for manager monitoring
  • Proactively improve network to expand manager sourcing channels
  • Attend conferences to increase strategic knowledge
  • Assist in writing white papers and research studies, in a clear and compelling manner, and help create data visualizations
  • Perform medical review of Adverse Event coding
Qualifications for research director
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with persons on all levels (including senior management), in person, on the telephone, and in writing
  • Ability to do both qualitative and quantitative research and analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to select, train, motivate, and inspire staff while holding them accountable for their performance
  • Familiarity with or willingness to become conversant in technical, scientific terms and concepts
  • 5 years in media research, including 2-3 years of radio-specific experience
  • Previous hands-on experience with designing, executing, and reporting marketing/media/ advertising effectiveness studies

Research Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of research director. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for research director
  • Report on core competitive metrics – competitive win and incident rates, competitive trends, win/loss analyses, via static reports and/or dynamic dashboards
  • Consult with clients, design projects, write proposals (with assistance), execute research, and report on results that turn strategic recommendations into business results
  • Be the market expert in the application of Firefly’s innovative suite of solutions
  • Be primarily digitally based, with limited traditional methods including focus groups, face-face, strategy development sessions, ethnography
  • Assist in the RFP and capabilities process adding valuable, insightful input, and creative methodologies where appropriate
  • Be accountable for qualitative revenue and profit targets, with support of the business development team
  • Advise Research Consultants on research designs to translate business insights needs into the optimal research approach
  • Act as the subject matter expert and provide technical advice on both quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Collaborate with the Audience Insights team and the Data Quality & Analysis team on methodological issues during the research instrument design and data interpretation stages
  • Manage a portfolio of annual web-based surveys, suggesting and establishing new surveys
Qualifications for research director
  • Effective manager
  • Proactively seeks out new opportunities
  • Minimum of ten years related Research experience working with business clients
  • At least 10 years of experience as a consultant, practitioner, or research analyst in the customer experience arena
  • Deep intellectual curiosity about experience design, governance, understanding customer needs, branding, and marketing
  • Strong knowledge of customer experience issues and challenges

Research Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of research director. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for research director
  • Have in-depth knowledge (including design) of survey systems (eg Survey Gizmo)
  • And understanding of, or interest to learn about banking and capital markets
  • Responsible for the smooth operation of the study on a day-to-day basis, interacting with investigators, consultants, board members, to insure project timelines and goals are met
  • Responsible for recruiting, screening, selecting, maintaining, and terminating study subjects for multiple protocols
  • In conjunction with the protocol, monitor admission testing, assist with diagnostic procedures, and outpatient follow-up
  • Collaborate with investigators in the development and coordination of all study collections measures and protocols
  • Assist investigators with the interpretation of data collected and preparation of study reports
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and ongoing functioning of the study tracking systems
  • Recruit, help select, supervise, and evaluate all project staff
  • Prepare ongoing summary reports of various data sources, and collaborate with investigators on data presentation, interpretation, and the writing of manuscripts for publication and grant proposals
Qualifications for research director
  • Must have a strong understanding of neuropsychological assessment or have the ability to quickly acquire that expertise, including command of clinical research in that area and experience in assessment
  • Ability to work independently and to supervise and train co-workers
  • Ability to conceptualize econometric forecasting models, construct them in statistical analysis software and explain the models to clients
  • Demonstrated proficiency using technology to organize and execute projects
  • Demonstrated strength in analytic, problem solving, and critical thinking skills
  • Proved record of mentoring researchers and guiding them to success

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