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Research Associate, Consulting

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 entry level opportunity for candidates looking to use their sciences or engineering education in a business setting by working on consulting projects in an advisory services firm. 

 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.

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

Job Responsibilities

  • 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.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Given the highly technical focus of our work and our clients' work, a degree in the sciences and/or engineering fields is required; Chemical or Bioengineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics and Material Sciences degrees highly preferred.
  • Any prior work experience in a technical/analytical setting is a plus.
  • Demonstrated analytic or modeling skills prized.
  • 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.
  • Deep intellectual curiosity and desire to learn about emerging technologies and their impact.
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills along with the ability and desire to cross collaborate; ability to write and communicate clearly about business and technical topics.
  • Willingness to do what it takes to meet client needs in a fast paced, client oriented and deadline driven environment; possessing an entrepreneurial, enthusiastic, collegial, and collaborative approach to work is essential to success.
  • Excellent office software skills.

More About Lux:

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.

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.

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