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Statistical Analyst in West Los Angeles

The Opportunity

Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3) is looking for an entry level Statistical Analyst (SA) to support survey research operations in our West Los Angeles office.  This is a full-time position that would manage, program, and process market research surveys and quantitative data.  The SA works with a team of analysts to ensure data quality, produce summary reports, and assist senior researchers.

The Company

FM3 has specialized in public policy-oriented opinion research since 1981 and offers a wide range of opinion research, communications strategy and consulting services to assist political candidates (Democratic or non-partisan), ballot measure committees, private sector corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies.

On an annual basis, our 24-person company (with offices in Oakland and West Los Angeles) conducts as many as 300 surveys and 150 focus groups, frequently focusing on issues of major economic and social concern, including environmental quality; natural resource conservation; energy development; transportation planning and finance; health care; public finance; growth and property development, and the implications of public policy for ethnic and other demographic groups such as children and the elderly.

Primary Duties

The Statistical Analyst supports FM3’s research projects by programming in Microsoft Office applications, in statistical software applications like SAS, and in online survey platforms like Qualtrics.  The SA would prepare applications for data collection which includes managing listed sample data and programming online surveys.  They would then inspect and analyze collected data and prepare summary reports for FM3’s research associates.  The SA is responsible for ensuring the highest levels of programming accuracy and report quality.  There will be intensive training on multiple platforms to start and continual education and improvement is expected among all associates.

Frequent tasks include:

  • Running daily reports on survey data collection progress
  • Programming statistical reports for researcher staff
  • Proofreading survey drafts and quantitative reports
  • Troubleshooting data collection problems and correcting issues
  • Other duties as needed by the senior management.


The Statistical Analyst will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in math, statistics, or other analytical degree
  • Above average computer skills including mastery of MS Office applications
  • Demonstrated success in learning computational programming
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational and multi-tasking skills with high attention to detail
  • The ability to reprioritize multiple assignments due to shifting client priorities

Strong candidates may also have:

  • Educational or work experience in market research or scientific experimentation
  • Superior analytical skills
  • Application Certifications such as SAS or Qualtrics
  • Familiarity with current and emerging opinion research technologies and issues
  • Several years of work experience that required strong analytical, time management, and communication skills

Compensation and Benefits

The position will offer a competitive compensation package (including annual individual and company performance-based bonuses) and full benefits, including health insurance and company contributions to 401k.

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter (as a single document) to resume@fm3research.com with the subject line “FM3 Statistical Analyst Application.” Be sure to include details on where you heard about this position and your salary requirements in your cover letter.

FM3 is committed to diversity in its workforce. FM3 is an equal opportunity employer and insures the promotion of equal opportunity for all persons employed or seeking employment, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability status.