Quantitative Research Assistant

Quantitative Research Assistant
Posted 2 weeks ago

Because Learning Keeps Changing

For nearly 20 years, Shift Learning has specialised in bringing essential market research insights to some of the world’s leading education organisations including publishers, awarding organisations, schools, colleges and universities. We also work with professional societies to help them strengthen ties with their membership, and support companies with their sustainability efforts.

Our researchers support a diverse set of clients. We have helped LEGO Education in the development of their products for pre-school children, conducted market research with schools globally, worked with BMJ and Springer Nature to enhance their understanding of the scientific community, supported universities such as Imperial College develop strategies to further connect with their alumni, and assist professional and scholarly societies such as the Institution of Engineering and Technology understand the impact of KS2-4 STEM events.

Other clients include the University of Southampton, Rising Stars, OCR, NCFE, BBC Active, UWE Bristol, Cass Business School, Taylor & Francis, Royal Society of Biology, the Royal College of General Practitioners, European Society of Cardiology, The Guardian and many others.

Now we’re on the hunt for a quantitative research assistant to join our friendly team at our well-connected office in Central London’s vibrant Islington.

Quantitative research assistant role:

The role provides a great opportunity to get involved in every aspect of a variety of different research projects, from set up through to end deliverables, which will provide you with a breadth of experience and allow you to develop unique specialisms. This includes the following responsibilities:

  • Building quantitative eSurveys using SNAP survey software
  • Monitoring survey response rates
  • Managing data suppliers and sourcing the right sample
  • Supporting the quantitative team in processing survey data
  • Getting to grips with Q analysis software
  • Involvement in the analysis and reporting of quantitative data
  • Helping train the team on internal quantitative processes
  • Identifying publicly available data sources
  • Editing quantitative reports
  • Creating presentations
  • Project management
  • Administration

As part of our small research team, you’ll play a crucial role in the daily running of projects. The work is project-based, fast changing and challenging, but we won’t throw you in at the deep end, our young team of 18 permanent researchers are always here to provide you with the training you need and help out with your questions.

The right candidate would likely be a graduate with strong communication and organisational skills, a good command of Excel, a positive attitude and readiness to learn new skills. You’ll have a decent Maths GCSE and/or A level. You’ll have enjoyed the research elements of your undergraduate degree and have an interest in education, publishing, sustainability, health and/or media. Prior experience in quantitative research is desired, but not essential.

We offer an open and inclusive corporate culture. You’ll be given the opportunity to try out new ideas, take responsibility and work independently within a supportive environment. You’ll also be encouraged to make positive suggestions to help refine our existing processes.

We believe in investing in your education too, with many training sessions and sponsorship to complete the MRS Certificate to support your career development.


  • £200 / year to learn about the subject of your choice outside work, which employees have used in the past to learn a language and study fashion journalism.
  • A pension scheme with enhanced employer contributions.
  • Generous annual leave, including a day off on your birthday.
  • Volunteering opportunities in the local community.
  • Annual company profit share / bonus.

Diversity and equality:

Shift Learning is committed to encouraging diversity. We aim to create a culture that respects and values each other’s differences, that promotes dignity, equality and diversity, and that supports individuals to develop and maximise their true potential. We are registered disability confident level 2. Please contact us directly at jack.wilson@shift-learning.co.uk if you require this job advertisement in any other format (e.g. larger script).

How to apply:

Please submit a CV and cover letter highlighting relevant attributes and experience to Elsie Lauchlan at elsie.lauchlan@shift-learning.co.uk by 5pm on 30th June.

Job Features

Job CategoryEducation Services
HoursFull time, 37.5 per week
Deadline30th June 2019

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