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.