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Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS)

Market Research Analyst

Key skills: Survey research, interviewing, report writing, communications
Experience: 3-5 years research experience, regardless of domain
Reporting to: Vice President, Research & Content Strategy
Details: Combination of office and home-based work; or, fully remote outside of the DC area
Start Date: April 2022

The Role

Help support the professionals who bring lifesaving medications and medical devices to market! RAPS (the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society) is seeking a Research Analyst to help develop and implement its research agenda.
We are looking for a Market Research Analyst to join our team to plan and conduct mixed-method research, including surveys, focus groups, and interviews designed to RAPS support the healthcare regulatory profession.

In this role, you will:

  • Work with RAPS committee members, stakeholders and staff to draft annual research plan.
  • Plan and conduct mixed-method research, including market research studies, focus groups, and in-depth interviews designed to help RAPS support the healthcare regulatory profession.
  • Employ evidence-based tactics to research projects to include outward facing, inward facing, benchmarking, satisfaction/engagement evaluations, needs assessments, and environmental scanning.
  • Develop plans for analyzing qualitative and quantitative data
  • Draft research deliverables (i.e., screeners, questionnaires, protocols)
  • Translate findings into actionable recommendations in collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Write clear, concise reports
  • Oversee study logistics and coordination, which may include recruitment
  • Develop and monitor project timeline, budget and staffing needs, coordinating across programs as needed
  • Work with vendors and subcontractors as required

About you

We are looking for a team member with solid grounding in market research fundamentals, an inquisitive mindset and the desire for professional growth. You are a multitasker but pay keen attention to detail and like to work on a variety of projects – large and small – at the same time. This position will suit someone who wants to better understand the healthcare system and the products that treat patients and improve health.

Key Requirements are:

  • Bachelor's degree in communication, psychology, public health or a related social science
  • 3-5 years’ experience with qualitative and quantitative market research studies, regardless of domain
  • Project management experience
  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • Basics or fundamentals of statistical methods including sampling, data weighting, etc.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills and work ethic

About RAPS

RAPS is the largest global organization of and for those involved with the regulation of healthcare and related products, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biologics and nutritional products. Founded in 1976, RAPS helped establish the regulatory profession and continues to actively support the professional and lead the profession as a neutral, not-for-profit, non-lobbying organization. RAPS offers education and training, professional standards, publications, research, knowledge sharing, networking, career development opportunities and other valuable resources, including Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC), the only post-academic professional credential to recognize regulatory excellence. RAPS is headquartered in suburban Washington, DC, with chapters and affiliates worldwide.

As an employer, RAPS encourages dedication to quality and member service. We support innovation and creativity, respect and high ethical standards. We value learning and professional development and strive to maintain a safe and enjoyable work atmosphere that promotes collegiality.
RAPS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable laws. RAPS complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

Please submit cover letter along with your resume to our HR Department at hr@raps.org


It is our duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards.  To safeguard the health of our employees and their families from infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, all staff are currently working remotely.