Founded in 1999, IQS Research is an applied research and data analytics firm providing human capital analytics, public policy research, and business strategy insights. Our clients use our survey-based findings to create better leaders, better communities, and better companies. We are looking for a data analyst to join our team in Louisville, Kentucky.


Working as part of a nimble, high-performing team, you will transform survey research data into actionable insights. You’ll analyze data—describing and explaining the meaning in the numbers. You’ll interpret and visualize data, and then write about your findings in a clear and direct manner. You will be coached by a 25-year research and analytics veteran, and your work will play a meaningful role in the strategic and operational direction of our client organizations.

Apply today by sending a cover letter and resume (both are required for consideration) to Shawn Herbig at


-Analyze quantitative data sets using descriptive and inferential statistics. Expected to use R to calculate measures of central tendency, variation, and association. Conduct t-tests, ANOVA, regression modeling, and techniques such as dimensionality reduction and cluster analysis

-Alongside a project manager, interpret the output of analyses, identifying patterns and significant findings that answer client questions

-Visualize findings in clear and contemporary ways

-Write research reports for executive-level clients that directly address client objectives

-Collaborate and/or lead internal projects that strengthen the skills and efficiency of our firm


-Strong understanding of core statistical principles

-Experience with R or a related programming language used for statistics (such as Python, SPSS syntax, or Stata scripting)

-Professional and polished writing ability

-BA/BS degree in Economics, Statistics, Psychology, Sociology, or other field with demonstrated quantitative training and/or 1-3 years of related work experience

-Candidates must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States


-Detail-oriented and precise

-Introspective individuals who enjoy working independently

-Driven to produce high-quality work

-Continuously working to improve their current skills-

-Curious about the world and the ways that people form perceptions and opinions

-Interested in being part of a close-knit team where honesty and candor are valued


Competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Benefits include: medical insurance, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plan, paid vacation, holidays, and sick time.


Founded in 1999, IQS Research is an applied research and data analytics firm that uses engineering precision to solve social science problems. Diverse by design, we have been nationally recognized for our work in automotive research, healthcare reimbursement research, and transportation/poverty insights. We focus on three primary areas:

-Human capital analytics including employee engagement and diversity and inclusion-

-Policy research for ambitious public and non-profit organizations and complex public initiatives

-Business strategy for technical firms and manufacturing companies

A sample of recent projects within these verticals includes:

-Evaluation of an employee onboarding program for an assisted living provider who operates 80+ communities in 18 states, using regression analysis of employee retention and survey measures of attitudes

-A public opinion study of attitudes towards the Jefferson County Public Schools’ Student Assignment Plan, which measured attitudes held by students, parents, and the general community in one of the nation’s largest school districts

-A market opportunity assessment for a large, international firm aggressively expanding its operations into additional U.S. states and Canadian provinces.