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Research Associate - Advanced Technology Group/ Boston, NY, Singapore

Lux Research Inc
Boston, MA
Closing date
Jan 18, 2022

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Job Description
Amazon, Google, Netflix, and Uber - these digital companies came out of nowhere and, within a span of less than a decade, have managed to become some of the most valuable companies in the world. Technical advancements in areas such as sensing, artificial intelligence, robotics, quantum computing, and 5G connectivity promise to bring digital transformation to the traditional manufacturing industries and completely transform or even disrupt them. At Lux, we serve innovative clients in a variety of industries as they evaluate technologies and use cases to make this transformation a reality and innovate their business. Clients include multi-national energy, electronics, materials, and consumer goods companies in addition to investor, academic, and government groups. Lux Research is now seeking a Research Associate to bring thought leadership to a talented team.

We are looking for a smart and energetic Research Associate who is passionate about and has some understanding of technologies that underlie digital transformation in physical industries, aka, industrial internet of things (IIoT), artificial intelligence, IoT security, robotics, quantum computing, and/or 5G communications. Importantly, candidates need to be agile, able to learn and adapt quickly in terms of knowledge and expertise in technology areas that they may not have had exposure to in the past and those that may be newly emerging. Candidates will demonstrate a keen business sense so as to be able to understand the impact of market implications of such emerging technologies. Candidates will write, develop, manage, and motivate research reports and analyses that will help Lux clients make better decisions about investments, partnerships, and technology strategy. This includes developing new methodologies to understand when, how and why certain digital technologies 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 candidate will be based in Boston, New York or Singapore and will work closely with colleagues across our global organization.

  • Work with a geographically diverse team to develop and test research hypotheses and prepare findings for clients
  • Conduct primary interviews with senior-level executives at large corporations, technology start-ups, and other organizations
  • Conduct secondary research drawing on diverse sources, including business and trade press, academic publications, investments, patent filings, and conference presentations
  • Directly support and advise innovation clients, leveraging research from across the team, on phone and in person
  • Working with the advanced technology team leaders, 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

  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree is a plus; a strong record of academic achievement
  • Minimum 2 years work experience in technology development and/or innovation
  • Educational background in science and/or engineering
  • 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, 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. Lux Research participates in E-Verify. We will provide the Social Security Administration information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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