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Research Associate - Energy Sciences

The global push to reduce emissions to mitigate the worst effects of climate change and reach long-term net-zero emissions targets are forcing companies in the energy sector to make dramatic changes. At the forefront of this shift are zero emission power generation technologies, which are quickly replacing conventional fossil-fuels to power the energy transition. As the energy industry embarks on this dramatic transition, not all companies will successfully adapt.

At Lux, we serve innovative companies seeking to understand technology developments in the energy space and successfully navigate the energy transition. Clients include those in the energy industry, such as utilities and oil and gas companies, as well as industries impacted by the energy transition, such as automakers and heavy industry. In this role you will be expected to provide these clients with insights into technical advancements in power generation such as wind turbines and solar photovoltaics. This includes identifying which technology innovations are most important to follow, understanding the business models developers of those technologies are using to bring new innovations to market, and advise our clients on how they should proceed.

Lux’s Energy Sciences team is seeking to hire a Research Associate to cover the latest technology innovations in direct power generation technologies like wind and solar. 

Remote work is not possible for this role.

Prefer Amsterdam, Netherlands but will consider candidates in other Lux offices including Boston, U.S.; New York City, U.S.; and Singapore. 

Responsibilities:

  • Work within a geographically diverse team to develop and test research hypotheses
  • Conduct primary research with startups and other technology innovators and writing reviews which critically examine their technology merits and business models
  • Maintain an up-to-date understanding of the latest technology innovation trends in renewable power generation
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to clients about our research
  • Represent Lux Research at international energy conferences
  • Conduct secondary research drawing on diverse sources, including business and trade press, academic publications, investments, patent filings, and conference presentations

    Qualifications:

    • This is an entry level position; undergraduate degree or equivalent experience with 2 years of related industry experience OR M.S. in a related technical field with no industry experience
    • A strong record of academic achievement
    • Deep intellectual curiosity about the energy space and technical innovations in renewable power generation
    • 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 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. 

    For more information visit www.luxresearchinc.com, connect on LinkedIn, or follow @LuxResearch

    Lux Research is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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