In a nutshell:

IDEO San Francisco is in search of a Quantitative Design Researcher who is well-versed in both quantitative and qualitative research methods which will inform design, innovation, and strategy across a broad spectrum of client projects and industries.  

Why is this role important for IDEO’s work?

A Quantitative Design Researcher makes the biggest impact by analyzing existing data sets, as well as creating new ones to generate insights for design.  They are responsible for structuring human-centered research and leading multidisciplinary internal and client teams through designing empirical research, conducting fieldwork, and leveraging other available data sources.

Once here you will:

  • Use quantitative data and insights to inform design
  • Teach others about data
  • Develop mixed-method research approaches to innovate on common market research practices
  • Tell stories with data

Relevant experience:

  • Hold a degree in social sciences, economics, applied mathematics or informatics
  • Have 4+ years of experience working with quantitative methods, ideally integrated with qualitative methods
  • Design and manage 20+ larger scale research studies across industries
  • Experience working with colleagues and clients without quantitative backgrounds
  • Are an expert in one or more of these statistical software packages: SPSS, Stata, R, Sawtooth, Python
  • Presenting the results of your research to people who do not have deep quantitative experience

You have worked with several types of the following research methods:

  • Advanced statistical analysis (clustering, regression, conjoint)
  • Survey design and analysis
  • Standardized concept testing
  • Experimental methods (lab or natural)
  • Web analytics and analysis
  • Measurement design
  • Semantic and/or network analysis

What does IDEO offer you?

IDEO is a place unlike any other. It’s a place where you can solve diverse, complex challenges for our clients or the organization, alongside thoughtful, intelligent individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy, and optimism. Sure we work hard, but we also intentionally craft moments that allow our community to pause, create, and connect. We encourage our community to bring their whole selves to work, respect the need for work-life balance, and allow for autonomy in the design process and your career.

Some previous projects to check out:

Designing the Future Vision for HBO

Designing a Global Plan for Disaster Relief

Designing a City Emergency Plan

Application requirements and instructions: 

Along with a resume and cover letter, please include a portfolio or sample of your work that you think are most applicable to this role. For each project, please be clear about what you were trying to learn, what you did learn, how you communicated the results, and the specific nature of your role.