Work at BW Research

BW Research Partnership, Inc. (BW Research) is a small, full-service research firm specializing in workforce and economic analyses, economic modeling, and survey and market research for public and private entities, including workforce development organizations, economic development agencies, educational institutions, municipalities, industry groups, and corporations. BW Research has offices in Carlsbad, California and Wrentham, Massachusetts.
Research Analyst
BW Research is seeking highly-motivated Research Analysts to join the team.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Assist firm partners in meeting client needs and deadlines
  • Compile and analyze secondary data (e.g., population demographics, industry and occupational data)
  • Ability to write and describe data analyses and their implications for programs, policies and plans.
  • Coordinate with data collection partners to execute complex sampling plans, check survey programming, monitor data collection, and ensure high quality control
  • Program web surveys using Qualtrics software
  • Conduct thorough data cleaning and processing prior to analysis
  • Conduct in-depth data analyses using traditional (e.g., descriptive statistics and crosstabulations) and advanced more methods (e.g., regression and conjoint)
  • Perform economic impact (I/O modeling), preferred experience with IMPLAN or REMI
  • Develop graphics and write reports to detail the research findings
  • Build PowerPoint presentations that will be delivered to clients by the firm partners.

REQUIRED & PREFERRED SKILLS
  • Strong understanding of qualitative and quantitative research techniques, and data analysis
  • Attention to detail, data processing, and analysis skills
  • Curiosity and interest in solving economic and social challenges for individuals and communities.
  • Ability to understand policy implications and evidence-based policy analysis
  • Solid analytic and critical thinking skills
  • Exceptional eye for detail and quality control
  • Some experience with SPSS or equivalent statistical analysis applications as well as strong Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Internal drive - motivated to produce high quality research deliverables and meet client deadlines
  • Ability to work on multiple projects for different clients during the same time period
  • Motivated to take on responsibility and advance within the organization

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Josh Williams (jwilliams@bwresearch.com).

Research Intern
BW Research is seeking paid research interns to join the team.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Assist firm partners in meeting client needs and deadlines
  • Compile, organize, and analyze existing data from secondary sources
  • Coordinate with data collection partners to collect primary data (mostly through telephone surveys/interviews), execute complex sampling plans, check survey programming, monitor data collection, and ensure high quality control
  • Develop discussion guides and conduct interviews and focus groups
  • Discuss findings and develop insights with project team
  • Program web surveys and conduct internal pre-testing using Qualtrics software
  • Conduct data analyses using traditional methods (e.g., descriptive statistics and crosstabulations) and if needed, advanced methods (e.g., regression analysis)
  • Develop Excel graphics, Word reports, and PowerPoint presentations to detail research findings.

REQUIRED & PREFERRED SKILLS
  • Some applied experience using SPSS, STATA, and/or Excel to manage data, identify and analyze patterns in data and develop charts and figures
  • Curiosity and interest in solving economic and social challenges for individuals and communities
  • Interest and willingness to engage with research participants by telephone or in person, for interviews and/or convenings
  • Ability to understand and process data
  • Strong analytic and critical thinking skills
  • Exceptional eye for detail and quality control
  • Capable of working on multiple projects during the same time period
  • Understanding of statistical sampling, survey design, qualitative and quantitative research techniques, and data analysis

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Phil Jordan (pjordan@bwresearch.com).