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Senior Researcher (Digital Policy)

We are looking for a responsible Senior Researcher to professionally perform research tasks.


PPMI - a part of Verian Group (formerly known as Kantar Public) - is looking for a Senior Researcher to join the Digitalisation team. At PPMI, we pride ourselves on the methodological rigour and quality of our analytical work, and we are looking to reinforce our teams with one or more professionals highly skilled in the digitalisation and digital health thematical areas. PPMI offers opportunities for fast learning and professional growth in a mature organisational environment. You would join a dynamic and successful team of high-performing colleagues with complementary skill sets.



You should expect a fast-paced and dynamic environment where the ability to work in teams and individually goes hand-in-hand. In return, we offer:

  • Opportunity to work with and learn from world-renowned experts and established researchers.
  • Training and coaching on research methods and analytical competencies.
  • A salary of 2250 - 3370 euros gross per month (depending on actual qualifications and experience) and eligibility for performance-based bonuses semi-annually.
  • Flexi-time: we operate with no fixed office hours, so you can work when you feel most productive.
  • Multicultural working environment/remote work arrangements within the EU.
  • Wellbeing mobile app "Mindletic".
  • Additional employee Health insurance. *
  • Monthly public transportation tickets. *

*For office-based employees.



A successful candidate will have:

  • Strong interest in public and private sector digitalisation in the EU, including associated policies (e.g. eHealth/ digital health; government and business digitalisation, platform economy, technology areas such as virtual worlds (metaverses), artificial intelligence and others).
  • Familiarity with EU institutions and decision-making process.
  • At least three years of working experience in policy analysis or consultancy (either practical working experience or academic experience gained while implementing your own or collaborative research projects).
  • Rigorous and creative analytical reasoning, ability to reach valid conclusions and present them eloquently and persuasively.
  • Strong understanding of qualitative research methods (experience conducting literature reviews, interviews, focus groups or similar and analysing qualitative data).
  • Strong understanding of quantitative research methods in social sciences (experience analysing data with Stata, SPSS, R or similar will be an advantage).
  • Full English proficiency and excellent writing skills.
  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in political science, economics or other social sciences.



You should be ready to participate in the following research and organisational activities:

  • Providing research-based advice across different policy areas and conducting EU-wide or global consultation activities.
  • Implementing policy-relevant research and consulting projects: collecting and analysing data, formulating data-informed conclusions and recommendations, supporting Client’s in policy implementation.
  • Applying quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Presenting findings to clients, colleagues and the public at large.
  • Writing research reports.
  • Working with and being supported by PPMI’s team experienced in various public policy areas.

If you see yourself in this position by the 30th of April 2024.