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Research Associate in Energy and Next Generation Power (Market Research)

Lux Research is an independent research and advisory firm providing strategic advice and ongoing intelligence for emerging technologies. Leaders in business, finance, and government rely on us to help them make informed strategic decisions. Through our unique research approach focused on primary research and our extensive global network, we deliver insight, connections, and competitive advantage to our clients.

The energy transition is inevitable: driven by fundamentally superior technology, renewable energy will replace existing technology. Regulation, policy, and other drivers are setting the pace, but not the direction of the transition. We help our clients understand the timing of these changes and create the strategy to best position their organizations for success.  This role will focus on innovative technologies in energy and next generation power (renewables, solar/wind) with an understanding of how energy policy decision-making will impact these technologies, their developments and adoption.

The Research Associate role is an entry-level position on the Lux Research team. Research Associates map the landscape of innovation in emerging technologies to help clients make better decisions about investments, partnerships, and strategy. Research Associates identify and analyze patents, scientific publications, and financial transactions, drawing on this work to develop and maintain a structured database.  They also manage the process of inviting companies and research labs to brief the Lux Research team and help to produce the weekly Lux Research Journal intelligence service.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct secondary research drawing on diverse sources, including business and trade press articles, scientific publications, patent filings, and conference presentations.
  • Maintain a pipeline of briefings with senior executives at innovative companies as well as leaders of cutting-edge university and government labs.
  • Author descriptive documents that profile the emerging technology activities of start-up companies, large corporations, and research laboratories.
  • Assist with the production of research reports and other client deliverables.
  • Help manage the operations of a rapidly-growing, geographically-dispersed team.
  • This is a great opportunity for a recent graduate with science or engineering degrees looking for employment opportunities outside of a lab setting!

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree with outstanding record of academic achievement and a major in electrical or energy engineering is required.  One to two years of work experience is a plus.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to juggle multiple tasks.
  • Deep intellectual curiosity about emerging technologies, particular interest in renewable energy and energy policy is a plus
  • Able to be comfortable and thrive in a fast-moving, rapidly growing, start-up-like environment.
  • Entrepreneurial, enthusiastic, collegial, and collaborative approach to work.
  • Ability to write clearly about business and technical topics.
  • Comfort in calling into companies and research labs to schedule briefings.
  • Excellent office software skills and ability to touch type.
  • Fluency in spoken and written Mandarin, Japanese or Korean is desirable; Western European or Middle Eastern language skills are also desirable.
  • This is an entry-level position and is not appropriate for Ph.D. or post-doc candidates.
  • There is no relocation assistance associated with this role. 
  • Qualified candidates must be able to prove valid Work authorization status.

We are looking to fill this position IMMEDIATELY.  Future graduates unavailable for immediate full-time work unfortunately will not be considered.  An undergraduate or advanced degree in electrical or energy engineering is required. 

***  A strong interest in solar/wind technology and/or energy policy is highly desired. ***

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. 

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

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