Research Associate

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The companies Global Research Services (GRS) team is seeking a Research Associate to provide global industry, economic, and demographic research and data services. The Research Associate must be a critical and creative thinker, with the proven ability to assess the accuracy and relevance of information and prioritize competing demands in a fast-paced environment.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver comprehensive, synthesized research results from diverse sources in a clear and actionable format to investment professionals in a deadline-oriented environment.

  • Proactively work with global internal partners and GRS team members to anticipate information needs and identify opportunities for research collaboration.

  • Conceptualize, plan, and execute strategic data analytics initiatives in partnership with the investment teams.

  • Lead discovery of emerging information sources and technologies, and conduct rigorous evaluations to assess quality and value to the firm.

  • Develop expertise in the assigned industry vertical, maintaining current awareness of relevant industry drivers and trends.

  • Participate in and contribute to a continuously evolving global research service model.

  • Serve as a team representative of GRS and participate in a variety of project-based initiatives to further improve information services provided and core competencies of team.

  • Other projects as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Masters of Library/Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution preferred but not required.

  • 2-3 years of experience in business intelligence research and analysis, particularly in a corporate, consulting, or financial services environment.

  • Experience and/or substantial coursework in data analysis, statistical programming, predictive modeling, geospatial (GIS) analytics, or data visualization.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Demonstrated competency and creativity in conducting complex research inquiries.

  • Deep understanding of secondary research tools (e.g. Factiva, LexisNexis, S&P Capital IQ, Bloomberg, Dealogic, etc.).

  • Familiarity with copyright and licensing best practices.

  • Familiarity with primary research methods, such as surveys, focus groups, and interviews.

  • Research experience in a specific industry or European/Asian regions a plus.

  • Strong service orientation, self-motivation, and demonstrated ability to solve customers’ problems, improve processes, and drive projects forward.  

  • Excellent people skills, team orientation, and professional attitude.

  • ·Strong verbal and written communication.

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