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Research Associate- Consulting - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Lux Research is actively looking for smart; scientifically minded individuals who are looking to explore employment opportunities outside of a lab or engineering setting!  This position is a great opportunity for recent graduates looking to use their sciences or engineering education in a business setting by working on consulting projects in an advisory services firm.

The Research Associate role is an entry-level position on the Lux Research Consulting team. Research Associates learn and perform a variety of skill sets including; researching technologies and markets, analyzing companies,  constructing landscapes of innovation in emerging technologies, assessing market opportunities for new technologies, and conducting technical interviews with executives in order to help our clients make better decisions about R&D investments, partnerships, and technology strategy. 

A Research Associate spends significant time identifying and analyzing technologies and companies, patents, scientific publications, assessing potential technology impact, and interviewing technology executives, in order to aggregate and associate data for pattern analysis and developing structured datasets and create presentable and logical summaries and conclusions. 

Given the highly technical focus of our work and our clients' work, a degree in the sciences  and/or engineering fields is required.  We prioritize degrees in Physics, Material Sciences and Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics or Mechanical Engineering.

We are specifically seeking a Research Associate for our Consulting practice, so you must enjoy and thrive in an intense, dead-line driven, multi-tasking, problem solving environment with diverse personalities across a geographically dispersed team.


  • Conduct primary and extensive secondary research on emerging technology topics drawing on diverse sources, including business and trade press articles, scientific publications, patent filings, and conference presentations.
  • Create data containers and frameworks for the collection and ranking of technologies and companies
  • Analyze, rank, and prioritize technologies and companies along logic-driven rulesets
  • Execute interviews and briefings with senior executives at innovative companies as well as leaders of cutting-edge university and government labs.  
  • Contribute to technical and executive level MS Powerpoint deliverables and presentations


  • We are seeking to fill this role immediately so we are looking for candidates currently available for full-time work.
  • Any prior work experience in a technical/analytical setting is a plus
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; exhibits logical thought, communication, planning, and action in accomplishing multi-step tasks
  • Likes and enjoys multitasking and working on multiple subject areas. Ability to juggle multiple tasks.
  • Deep intellectual curiosity and desire to learn about emerging technologies and their impact.
  • Very strong communication skills along with the ability and desire to cross collaborate
  • Willingness to do what it takes to meet client needs in a fast paced, client oriented and deadline driven environment. Having an entrepreneurial, enthusiastic, collegial, and collaborative approach to work is essential to success.
  • Ability to write and communicate clearly about business and technical topics.
  • Excellent written and spoken command over English. Foreign language skills are desirable.
  • Excellent office software skills 

Other Important Qualifying Information:

  • We are seeking candidates local to the Amsterdam area for this role.  There is no relocation assistance for this position and we are looking to fill the position immediately.
  • This is an entry-level position which is not appropriate for Ph.D.'s or post-docs.  

This is an excellent opportunity for a technology minded individual interested in developing his/her business acumen and exploring a career in consulting.

**No phone calls please**

About Lux Research
Lux Research is a leading provider of intelligence services, helping clients drive growth through technology innovation. With quality data derived from primary research, fact-based analysis, and opinions that challenge traditional thinking, Lux clients are empowered to make better, informed decisions today to ensure future success. A pioneer in the research industry, Lux is uniquely positioned with technical expertise in addition to business insights, augmented by advanced analytics.

Analysis you trust. Opinions you rely on. Make better decisions, faster. For more information visit, connect on LinkedIn, or follow @LuxResearch.


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