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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Padilla Speer Beardsley - Senior Research Analyst

Padilla Speer Beardsley is looking for a senior analyst to join its in-house communication research team, working three-to-four days a week. Projects include large-scale opinion and attitude surveys, qualitative studies to develop messages and campaigns, and marketing research for brand and product development.

The senior analyst will help plan and execute projects, including the selection of research and analytical methods, the preparation of tables and charts, and the writing of final reports. The senior analyst is also responsible for controlling project budgets, and conducting day-to-day oversight and client contact on research projects.

To be considered, candidates must have a minimum of five-to-seven years experience in a research-related field and a master’s degree with research thesis in a social science or related field. The senior analyst needs a working knowledge of descriptive and multivariate statistical techniques, and experience with analytical software such as SPSS and Excel. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication, writing and relationship-building skills. The senior analyst also must be experienced in conducting library research with online databases and synthesizing results into written reports.

Padilla is a communications and public relations firm with offices in Minneapolis and New York City. We are a multi-specialty agency, with experts in crisis/critical issues management, employee communications, investor relations, market/opinion research, marketing communications, media relations and public affairs, Our clients come from various industries, including agriculture, manufacturing, technology, consumer products, health care, retail, financial and more.

Padilla is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers excellent benefits. We strive for excellence. We’re strategic. We deliver results. We have fun. And we’re seeking entrepreneurial individuals who want to grow with us.

Please send cover letter and resume referencing this job to Stephanie Grogg, Padilla Speer Beardsley, or 1101 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55415. For more information about Padilla Speer Beardsley, check out our web site at