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Quantitative Market Research Methodologist (Princeton, NJ)

ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. From R&D to portfolio strategy, customer insights, marketing and sales strategy, operations and technology, we leverage our deep industry expertise and leading-edge analytics to create solutions that work in the real world. Our most valuable asset is our people—a fact that’s reflected in our values-driven organization in which new perspectives are integral and new ideas are celebrated. ZSers are passionately committed to helping companies and their customers thrive in industries ranging from healthcare and life sciences, to high-tech, financial services, travel and transportation, and beyond.

ZS's Business Consulting group partners with clients to design and deliver solutions to help them tackle a broad range of business challenges. Our teams work on multiple projects simultaneously, leveraging advanced data analytics and problem-solving techniques. Our recommendations and solutions are based on rigorous research and analysis underpinned by deep expertise and thought leadership.



ZS seeks a Methodologist for its Quantitative Market Research Expertise Center (QMREC) to support our Marketing Services Consulting business. The person in this role will report into a Senior Methodologist and have the responsibility of working with ZS's client teams to execute the design and delivery of challenging and complex quantitative market research projects. As part of the delivery team of the QMREC, the person in this role is expected to stay up-to-date on the latest methodologies related to quantitative research and their relevant applications, and share them with internal client teams. In addition, the individual in this role is also expected to provide mentorship to junior members of the expertise center by honing their quantitative market research skills and overseeing project execution, as needed to support client teams.



  • Actively engage with project teams on study design to identify/develop the best methodologies and techniques to address clients' research objectives and add value;
  • Support client teams and deliver on complex quantiative projects:
    • Develop study design, including sample plan, questionnaire, etc.;
    • Develop multi-attribute experimental design and execution of advanced analysis plan;
    • Perform appropriate statistical modeling methodologies to meet study objectives;
    • Drive interpretation and presentation of research results in a visual and impactful client-friendly fashion;
  • Provide mentorship and support to junior staff in QMREC;
  • Regularly collaborate with QMREC personnel and the broader ZS community to ensure that new research, analysis, and measurement techniques inform ZS's market research work;;
  • Develop and disseminate frameworks and point of view documents on key market research issue areas such as, but not limited to, sample size determination, segmentation analyses, conjoint analyses, demand estimation, and derived importance measurement.



  • Master's degree or PhD in a quantitative field such as statistics, mathematics, econometrics, economnics, operations research, decision analysis, or management science;
  • Broad quantitative research expertise, with a minimum of 4 years market research experience; experience in pharmaceutical industry highly desirable;
  • Demonstrated skills in a market research environment with an advanced knowledge of quantitative market research techniques and industry practices;
  • Experience in advanced quantitative methodologies and statistical skills (e.g., regression analyses, factor analysis, cluster analysis, conjoint/choice modeling, latent class segmentation);
  • Ability to perform complex analytics and present results in a clear, understandable approach, written and verbal, to both internal and external clients;
  • Interest in keeping pace with methodological advances in the field;
  • Can work collaboratively in a team setting and motivate others;
  • In addition, we seek individuals with the following skills:
    • Self-motivation;
    • Personal initiative;
    • Analytic problem-solving skills;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • Detail orientation;
    • Organization & planning skills;
    • Strong work ethic.

ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English and the local office language is required. 
Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application, including a cover letter expressing interest and a full set of transcripts (official or unofficial), is required to be considered.
ZS offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, plus an attractive benefits package.


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