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Autonomous vehicles are one of if not the most disruptive trends in the mobility sector. Enabled by technical advancements in computing hardware, sensors, machine learning, and 5G connectivity, autonomous driving is poised to transform many industries ranging from ride-hailing to logistics and mining. At Lux, we serve innovative clients in a variety of industries as they evaluate technologies and use cases to make this transformation a reality. Lux Research is seeking an experienced Analyst to bring thought leadership to a talented team. Clients include multi-national energy, electronics, materials, and consumer goods companies in addition to investor, academic, and government groups.

We are looking for an Analyst who has basic technical understanding of how autonomous systems work and, more importantly be an operations-focused thinker that can analyze the logistics and transportation industry that autonomous systems aim to disrupt. The candidate will write, develop, manage, and motivate research reports and analyses that help Lux clients make better decisions about investments, partnerships, and technology strategy. This includes developing new methodologies to understand when, how and why autonomous vehicles will disrupt various industries. They will advise clients on topics related to their research, present their research at conferences, and speak with startups and established companies that are developing cutting-edge technologies.

This role is based in Amsterdam and will work closely with colleagues across our global organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with a geographically diverse team to develop and test research hypotheses and prepare findings for clients.
  • Directly support and advise innovation clients, leveraging research from across the team, on phone and in person.
  • Working with the mobility team leader, craft coverage priorities and a research agenda over the course of the year.
  • Produce and manage written research reports.
  • Represent Lux Research as a speaker at technology conferences around the world.
  • Understand client business needs to develop and deliver high-value research.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years work experience with an engineering background in operations research and/or design of logistic systems (e.g. warehouse or baggage handling systems), and (corporate) innovation.
  • Educational background in science and/or engineering.
  • A strong record of academic achievement. Master's degree required; Ph.D. preferred.
  • Deep intellectual curiosity about emerging technologies, and ability to workshop and surface clear ideas with thought partners.
  • 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 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. 

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