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Freelance Research Project Manager

Murphy Research

Santa Monica, california


Job Details

Full-time

3/18/2024


Full Job Description

Murphy Research is a full-service custom market research firm known for our innovative research design and consultative approach. We produce groundbreaking qualitative and quantitative research through our focus on creative design, rigorous execution, and enduring insights. Our team thinks out of the box, follows a steady execution process, and is empowered to produce the highest quality research product that truly matters to our clients.


We are actively seeking a Freelance Research Project Manager to support with the Murphy Research team. In this role, you will assist in the development, execution, and analysis of projects for a diverse range of Fortune 500 companies.  All of our researchers work across industries on diverse projects with clients like, Gatorade, Disney, Visa, Door Dash, and Waymo.  This is an exciting opportunity to continue to support some of the world’s most prominent brands with market assessment, brand strategy, product development, customer loyalty and engagement, and communications research.

About You:

  • You have at least 1-2 years of quantitative experience specifically in supplier-side market research (you have held a role as Research Associate, Research Analyst, Research Manager or similar)
  • You love teamwork, but you’re great at prioritizing and managing multiple projects while you take ownership over your final product
  • You demonstrate great verbal and written communication, and are comfortable quickly building trust in relationships
  • Your problem-solving skills are points of strength, and you thrive when challenged by new opportunities
  • You are self-motivated to take initiative and maintain high expectations for quality work that delights the clients you serve
  • Contractors must have their own PC, a current version of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point), and reliable internet access
  • Strong preference for someone located in Los Angeles (though the role is remote)

What You'll Be Doing:

  • You will focus on quality assurance steps of projects on the following tasks: online programming, field management, data processing, and report development
  • You will keep projects moving forward, executing each stage of the project process against project deadlines
  • You will collaborate with a team of researchers to support study progress, while also consulting with senior leadership for guidance as needed
  • You will work with large quantitative data sets, so an eye for detail is key; your proficiency in Word, Excel, Powerpoint will definitely come in handy! (bonus points for skills in SPSS, R, InDesign, Keynote)
  • In a fast-paced environment, you will utilize strong strategic thinking and analytical skills, and do new things every day!

What We Offer:

    • Ongoing opportunity for variety, challenge, and growth
    • A collaborative, team-oriented, and high-performing atmosphere, even while virtual!
    • Ability to work remotely; we are a Remote First company
    • Flexible hours, while meeting internal deadlines

    • This is a 1099 independent contractor position
    • Compensation ranging $30-$40/hour commensurate with experience and project assignment; 15-20 hours per week as projects necessitate
    • Long-term retainer structure negotiable for the right candidate, with potential to transition full-time

Application Details:

    • Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and will remain open until all needs are filled
    • Candidates who apply will be entered into the company’s Freelance Pool and contacted if/when an appropriate project(s) might be a fit

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