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Research Associate - Hydrogen

Hydrogen is today one of the most disruptive trends in the energy sector. Driven by decarbonization targets, the hydrogen economy is poised to transform many industries through a myriad of technologies spanning the entire supply chain. At Lux, we serve innovative clients in a variety of industries as they evaluate technologies, use cases, and market conditions to make this transformation a reality.

Lux Research is seeking a curious, bright, and open Research Associate to bring thought leadership to a talented team. Our clients include multi-national energy, electronics, materials, and chemical companies in addition to investor, academic, and government groups.

The ideal candidate will have strong technical knowledge of the hydrogen economy, at both the system and component level, as well as a keen understanding of the broader disruptive trends in the energy transition. You will write, develop, manage, and motivate research reports and analyses that help Lux clients make better decisions about investments, partnerships, and technology strategy. This responsibility also includes understanding electrolysis-based processes as well as when, how, and why the hydrogen economy will grow and disrupt the energy sector. You will also advise clients on topics related to your research, present research at conferences, and speak with startups and established companies that are developing cutting-edge technologies.


  • Work with a geographically diverse team to develop and test research hypotheses and prepare findings for clients
  • Conduct primary research with startups and other technology innovators and write reviews which critically examine their technology merits and business models
  • Conduct secondary research drawing on diverse sources, including business and trade press, academic publications, investments, patent filings, and conference presentations
  • Directly support and advise innovation clients, leveraging research from across the team – on phone and in person
  • Working with the Energy Transition team, help craft coverage priorities and a research agenda over the course of the year
  • Produce and manage written research reports
  • Represent Lux Research as a speaker at technology conferences
  • Understand client business needs to develop and deliver high-value research


  • This opportunity is an entry level position; undergraduate degree or equivalent experience with 2 years of related industry experience OR MSc in a related technical field with no industry experience – preference for chemical or process engineering with strong understanding of electrolysis and hydrogen
  • Ability to write clearly and incisively about business and technical topics
  • A strong record of academic achievement
  • Deep intellectual curiosity about emerging technologies and ability to workshop and surface clear ideas with thought partners
  • Willingness to go the extra mile to meet client needs in a fast-moving, rapidly growing, environment
  • Entrepreneurial, enthusiastic, collegial, and collaborative approach to work
  • High degree of organization and attention to detail; ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Superior listening and critical thinking skills; ability to speak articulately and think on your feet; a good sense of humor is a major plus
  • Strong analytical skill, both qualitative and quantitative

More About Lux Research

Lux Research is a leading provider of tech-enabled research and advisory solutions, helping clients drive growth through technology innovation. A pioneer in the research industry, Lux uniquely combines technical expertise and business insights with a proprietary intelligence platform, using advanced analytics and data science to surface true leading indicators. With quality data derived from primary research, fact-based analysis, and opinions that challenge traditional thinking, Lux clients are empowered to make more informed decisions today to ensure future success.

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Lux Research is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, handicap, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, ancestry, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or other categories protected by law. Lux Research participates in E-Verify. We will provide the Social Security Administration information from each new employee’s I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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