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Senior Research Associate - IoT and IoT Security

Whether in Industry 4.0, the smart home, the connected car, or digital health, internet of things (IoT) devices are disrupting nearly every facet of life. The far-reaching impact of IoT is underpinned by an ecosystem of technology innovators – those innovating in the devices themselves, in the applications they serve, in analytics and artificial intelligence tools that turn their data into insight, and in the cybersecurity measures that protect them. Lux Research is seeking a Senior Research Associate to support our research in this growing area.

Senior Research Associates develop research and analyses that help Lux clients make better decisions about investments, partnerships, and technology strategy, and directly advise clients on topics related to their research. The Senior Research Associate will spend much of their time speaking with startups and large companies that are developing cutting-edge technologies, and will be exposed to a wide range of technologies such as embedded systems, artificial intelligence (AI), data communications, IoT platforms, cryptography, intrusion detection, and blockchain. 


  • Work with a geographically diverse team to develop and test research hypotheses and prepare findings for clients.
  • Conduct primary interviews with senior-level executives at large corporations, technology start-ups, and other organizations.
  • Conduct secondary research drawing on diverse sources, including business and trade press, academic publications, patent filings, and conference presentations.
  • Produce written research reports, including creative visual depictions of data and ideas.
  • Understand client business needs to develop and deliver high-value research.



  • Background or experience in one or more of the following: computer science, cybersecurity, mathematics, physics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial design, or materials science. 
  • Deep intellectual curiosity about emerging technologies, especially related to IoT, AI, and cybersecurity; background or experience in cybersecurity is a plus.
  • 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.
  • Ability to write clearly and incisively about business and technical topics.
  • Superior listening and critical thinking skills, and ability to speak articulately and think on your feet; a good sense of humor is a major plus.
  • Strong analytical skills, both qualitative and quantitative.
  • A strong record of academic achievement. Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree is a plus. This role is not suitable for Ph.D.s or post-docs. 
  • Two years prior work experience preferred.
  • Fluency in spoken and written Mandarin, Japanese, or Korean is a plus.


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