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Researcher, Human Insights Lab 

September 2019 


Join Accenture The Dock, our multidisciplinary research and incubation hub located in the heart of Dublin 2’s tech quarter. The Human Insights Lab (HIL) at The Dock explores pivotal themes at the intersection of society, business and intelligent systems from a societal perspective. Through experiential research and engagement (R&E) projects, we tackle questions around these themes in partnership with clients and leaders from the humanities, social sciences and culture.   


We are seeking a dynamic researcher to join our Human Insights Lab.  


About The Role  

As Researcher you will carry out primary and secondary research activities in support of our portfolio of research and thought leadership initiatives and engagement activities. Reporting to your Research Lead, you will work closely with HIL’s diverse team of researchers from the arts and social sciences, and the Programme and Operations Leads to ensure engagement activity is rooted in insightful research.  


As a Researcher, you will: 

  • Assist the Research Lead in idea-generation, concept development, expert interviews, quantitative and qualitative research, analytical examination and drafting key findings for dissemination and published reports.  

  • Support senior researchers at all stages of a project  

  • Present HIL research 

  • Advance HIL’s Research & Engagement capability as a discipline and a practice through a highly collaborative and inclusive style 

  • Actively collaborate with teammates  

  • Participate in engagement activity for Dockers, Accenture people, clients and society 



Set yourself apart by demonstrating a comprehensive mix of hard and soft skills including: 


  • Ability to conduct advanced primary and secondary research, using both quantitative and qualitative research methods  

  • Issue-based problem solving and structured communication skills: We are looking for insights, not just information. 

  • Familiarity with, and interest in, key contemporary debates relating to global economic, geopolitical, technological and social trends, issues and their impact  

  • Experience working collaboratively with business/ innovation / industry 

  • Strong facilitation skills 

  • Ability to learn new software quickly; fluency with Microsoft Office and with online research tools (particularly Endnote) 


Your experience should be equivalent of: 

  • Relevant undergraduate degree in social science with quantitative component e.g. psychology, sociology, anthropology, behavioural science.  

  • 3+ years of relevant experience in industry-aligned research projects 

  • Experienced with evidence-based and/or ethnographic research 

  • A post-graduate degree would be an advantage. 


Successful research is not a back-office activity here; we are seeking people who also have a client-focused mentality and a confident personal style.  


A flexible approach. 

We understand that traditional models may not work for everyone, so we offer flexible working arrangements which include tailored options for how you work. However, we are looking for as close to full-time availability as possible.  


As a team, we are ambitious and move at a fast pace; we respect the diversity of perspectives and experience within our team, both academic, commercial, and real-world; are at ease with and embrace ambiguity and are open to new ways to accomplish work and demonstrate flexibility in adapting to change. 


Working together, we will have specific opportunities to use our research insights to make a difference in society; engage in ongoing activities that enable us to learn, practice, and evolve our disciplines; and develop capabilities that change the way our clients do business. 



All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as applicable by law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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