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Qualitative Research Director – NYC

BAMM has an opportunity for a Qual Director to join our New York office.

BAMM has an opportunity for a Research Director to join our growing Brooklyn, New York office. We’re looking for a curious self-starter who’s interested in understanding people, and how they think and behave, and what this means for the big, strategic challenges of the world’s leading brands. Ideally, we’re looking for strategic thinkers who come from the social or behavioral sciences (e.g. psychology, neuroscience, anthropology, sociology).


This role offers the opportunity to work with a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team of ethnographers, photojournalists, cultural anthropologists, survey builders, behavioral scientists, and strategists. 


Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Manage large and medium-sized qualitative research studies (including, but not limited to, writing discussion guides, running consumer workshops or ethnographies, moderating (online / offline), visual analysis, building compelling insights)
  • Oversee all aspects of these projects: from project design, client management, fieldwork, analysis, storytelling and delivery
  • Within projects, work with the quantitative team to integrate quant findings with qual insights
  • Help manage, inspire and grow the existing NYC qual team
  • Help continue to develop our existing client relationships, and build new relationships
  • Work with the team to create PowerPoint deck storylines for client, internal, and new business projects that drive consumer, cultural and brand understanding
  • Oversee our qualitative fieldwork partner relationships
  • Attend and contribute to all internal team meetings and brainstorms
  • Attend client meetings, and help respond to client questions and requests when needed 
  • Keep abreast of the newest findings on human decision-making, and ensure behavioral science theory is consistently applied to all our clients’ work

Job Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree (ideally in the behavioural sciences such as psychology, neuroscience), Masters welcomed
  • Minimum 6 years years experience of qualitative research projects at an agency
  • First class moderating skills (must have experience of moderating including viewed groups in front of senior clients)
  • Experienced in using qualitative & quantitative research for brand, innovation and communication projects
  • Experienced in project design, analysis and insight generation
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Excellent client handling skills, particularly in driving the client and projects (having the ability to influence in a collaborative way)
  • Ability to craft a story using multiple sources and types of research
  • High attention to detail without sacrificing the big picture
  • Ability to work across multiple projects while meeting deadlines
  • Ability to contribute in analysis sessions to produce outstanding deliverables
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a collaborative, constructive outlook
  • Interest in one or more of the following fields: Consumer Behavior, Brand Strategy, Behavioural Science, Behavioural Economics, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Applied/Experimental Psychology, Neuroscience, Sociology, Anthropology



  • Full healthcare insurance
  • Opportunity to pursue personal research projects and contribute to BAMM RAW (
  • 20 days’ holiday allowance
  • Birthday or day after birthday off
  • Office closed between Christmas and New Year
  • Federal holidays (10)
  • 12 weeks’ maternity leave, 6 weeks paternity  
  • Breakfast and snacks
  • Spot bonus scheme 
  • Fast paced learning environment with opportunities to grow
  • Chance to be part of a highly motivated & ambitious team
  • Company social activities from dinners, to bars, to kayaking
  • Opportunity to travel (post-Covid)
  • 401k offered

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