Research Associate, Consulting
Lux Research - Boston, MA

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The Research Associate role is an entry-level position on the Lux Research Consulting team. Research Associates learn and perform a variety of skill sets including: learning to ressearch, analyze, and construct landscapes of innovation in emerging technologies; assess market opportunities for new technologies; and interviewing for primary research in order to help our clients make better decisions about investments, partnerships, and strategy. A Research Associate spends significant time identifying and analyzing market events, patents, scientific publications, and interviewing technology executives in order to aggregate and associate data for pattern analysis and developing structured datasets.

Given the highly technical focus of our work and our clients' work, a degeree in the physical sciences or engineering (MechE; EE; Material Science; ChemE; Biotech, etc.) is required.

We are specifically seeking a Research Associate for our Consulting practice, so comfort in an intense, deadline-driven environment and working with diverse personalities across a geographically dispersed team is essential.

Responsibilities:
  • Conduct primary and extensive secondary research on emerging technology topics, drawing on diverse sources including business and trade press articles, scientific publications, and conference presentations.
  • Maintain a pipeline of briefings with senior executives at innovative companies as well as with 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 whitepapers, reports and other client deliverables.
  • Help support and manage the operations of a rapidly growing, geographically dispersed team.
Requirements:
  • Undergraduate degree with outstanding record of academic achievement and a major in the physical sciences, engineering, or biotechnology. 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 and their impact.
  • Willingness to do whatever it takes to meet client needs in a fast-moving, rapidly growing start-up environment.
  • Entrepreneurial, enthusiastic, collegial, and collaborative approach to work.
  • Ability to write clearly about business and technical topics.
  • Excellent written and spoken command over English. Fluency in Asian and/or Western European languages is a plus; Middle Eastern language skills are also desirable.
  • Excellent office software skills (especially Excel) and ability to meet deadlines is critical.