Market Research Policy Analyst

Location US-DC-Washington, D.C.
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NFP UL Standards Engagement

At UL, we know why we come to work.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Policy Insights Analyst at UL Standards & Engagement based in our Washington, D.C office.


The Policy Insights Analyst will actively monitor and analyze safety legislation, regulations, and policy developments to advance the mission of UL Standards & Engagement (ULSE) to make the world safer, more secure, and sustainable. The Policy Analyst will evaluate the efficacy of current legislative policies and collaborate with policy makers to provide valuable insights and analytics that will inform decision making and development of new programs and policy-related market research initiatives. 


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At UL Standards & Engagement (UL), we wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely! 

What you’ll learn & achieve:

As the Policy Insights Analyst, you will play a key role in the rapid growth of UL as you: 

  • Monitor and analyze safety legislation, policy initiatives, and regulatory frameworks at the local, regional, and national levels. Identify strategic objectives to determine areas where policy focused market research can be applied.
  • Collaborate with government officials, policy makers, and regulatory bodies to understand their research and data needs, provide strategic insights, and assess the effectiveness and impact of safety policies and regulations.
  • Conduct interviews with stakeholders, industry experts and government officials to gather insights, understand perspectives, and inform policy formulation.
  • Assist in the development of market research studies using quantitative and qualitative methods to gather data and insights related to current and emerging safety policies and regulations.
  • Compile research findings, regulatory analysis, and recommendations into clear and concise reports and presentations for policy makers and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Support the development and implementation of research strategies, analytical frameworks, methodologies, and tools to enhance ULSE market research capabilities and guide initiatives.
  • Continuously monitor industry developments, technology advancements, and emerging practices in safety standards.

Perform other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

While no one candidate will embody every quality, the successful candidate will bring many of the following professional competencies and personal attributes:

  • Knowledge of government policy development process, regulatory frameworks, and legislative procedures at the federal, state, and local levels.
  • Strong analytical skills, with experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods, statistical analysis, and data interpretation.
  • Excellent research and problem-solving skills, with ability to synthesize complex information and generate actionable insights.
  • Ability to collaborate and build relationships with stakeholders at various levels, including policy makers and industry experts.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with ability to effectively convey research findings and recommendation to diverse audiences.
  • Detail-oriented with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in using statistical software packages, data visualization tools, and MS Office suite.

 Professional education and experience requirements for the role include: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, social sciences, economics, statistics, or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in working in policy-related market research, legislative policy research and statistics is preferred.
  • Experience conducting online research and utilization of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Statistical Packages (SPSS or SAS), and Data Visualization tools (such as Tableau, Power BI) preferred.

UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law. 

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 128 years and is deeply ingrained in everything we do. 
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best. 
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world. 
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles. 
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagement are eligible for bonus compensation. We offer comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans. a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off. 

Learn More:

About UL Standards & Engagement:

UL Standards & Engagement is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing safety science research through the discovery and application of scientific knowledge. We conduct rigorous independent research and analyze safety data, convene experts worldwide to address risks, share knowledge through safety education and public outreach initiatives, and develop standards to guide safe commercialization of evolving technologies. We foster communities of safety, from grassroots initiatives for neighborhoods to summits of world leaders. Our organization employs collaborative and scientific approaches with partners and stakeholders to drive innovation and progress toward improving safety, security, and sustainability, ultimately enhancing societal well-being.  


Our wholly owned subsidiary, UL Solutions, advances our shared public safety mission. We fund our work through grants, the licensing of standards documents and the business activities of UL Solutions, which conducts testing, verification and certification, and provides training and advisory services, along with data-driven reporting and decision-making tools for customers around the world. 


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