Research Lead

Location - Remote

Each Future Foundry engagement is driven by a skilled team of strategists, researchers, designers and technologists. Our research leads play a critical role in helping our clients to develop breakthrough new ventures, products, and services by unearthing the most pertinent consumer, market, societal, technological, and economic insights to act upon.

Working as part of this multi-disciplinary team and across a number of client engagements at any one time, this role will carry out a combination of qualitative, quantitative and desk research. They will also be expected to summarise insights intelligently and work closely with the Strategy Director to draw conclusions and consolidate the research into an engaging story for the client.


  • Conducting wide-ranging qualitative, quantitative research assignments with our client’s consumers, stakeholders, and key partners.
  • Conducting desk research to identify relevant key trends and analyse data across consumer attitudes and behaviours, competitors, technology and broader factors (i.e. markets, economics, politics, regulation)
  • Sharing the outcomes of research projects with senior clients and turning information into actionable insights that spark breakthroughs in new venture, product, and service development.
  • Assessing and evaluating new and emerging research products, services, and platforms to improve the quality of our research capability and outputs.


  • 3+ years of experience in qualitative, quantitative and desk research in a consulting or agency environment.
  • Demonstrable understanding and experience in design thinking, lean startup, and agile methodologies and comfortable with ‘ Jobs to be Done’ as a research technique.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interface with clients of a Head, Director, VP, and C-Suite seniority.

We’d love it if you were someone who:

  • Enjoys collaborating in a cross-functional innovation or discovery process
  • Enjoys and has experience in using user research to inform new product and business ideas
  • Is fascinated by human attitudes and behaviours and is passionate about driving behaviour change
  • Is open to learning new skills or undertaking tasks that might fall outside their core discipline


  • Salary – £35,000 - £45,000
  • Comprehensive health cover (including dental, optical and mental health care)
  • Group pension – 3% contribution scheme
  • Development fund – for training, conferences and learning
  • Flexible & remote working – working predominantly at home with the occasional trip to client or co-working space with colleagues
  • Enhanced annual leave – 20 days, your birthday off and a 2-week shutdown at Christmas
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