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Company: PCM
Primary Research Opportunity (Freelance)
Anywhere, All Locations
Job Status:  Freelance
Salary:  Not Specified


In-depth primary research regarding products and services, trends, and marketing approaches in the Oil & Gas, Financial Services (pension industry, annuities, reinsurance, international, other), Aerospace/Defense, Manufacturing (worldwide, international language fluency a plus), Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Insurance, Medical Informatics, Construction, Consumer Products, Telecommunications, IT, Automotive, Electronics, Retail, Engineering, Information, Education, Publishing, and other industries.  Research firm seeks those with primary research skills on a contract basis.  Responsibilities include aggressive primary research, i.e., source interviewing and rapport establishment with the ability to elicit in-depth primary information, access to industry sources, primary data compilation and information analysis, report assembly and writing (a small portion of this position as writers need to have sufficient source interviewing experience to qualify), and the ability to work independently and efficiently.  Product and service progression through research and development, pre/post launch phases, image and differentiation in the marketplace, sales and marketing strategies, manufacturing, competitive threats, and other issues are analyzed.  Qualifications:  Previous experience in any of the areas listed above, domestic or international, effective interviewing and elicitation techniques, detail oriented with the ability to gather in-depth information from various sources.  Seeking those with superior elicitation skills, and the willingness to go the extra mile in calling or face-to-face interviewing in order to obtain and verify complete and reliable information while adhering to standard guidelines.  Additional characteristics include the ability to work effectively and reliably with deadlines, dedication to the position and each project, good interpersonal skills, multiiple language fluency helpful (but not required), and a good knowledge of your specialty industry.  Suitable for experienced journalists, graduates, students, CI/BI researchers, and market researchers with outstanding skillsets.  Please e-mail your resume initially (with mention of where you saw our ad and a specific description of your previous in-depth primary research (interviewing by phone or face-to-face) experience), and we will contact you for further information.  E-mail:


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