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Lux Research Inc Research Associate in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Lux Research is actively looking for extremely curious individuals who are looking to explore employment opportunities outside of a lab or engineering setting! This position is a great opportunity for recent graduates looking to use their sciences or engineering education in a young, entrepreneurial business setting.

The Research Associate role is an entry-level position on the Lux Research Consulting team. In close collaboration with a project team, Research Associates execute a variety of tasks including: researching technologies and markets, analyzing companies, constructing landscapes of innovation in emerging technologies, assessing market opportunities for new technologies, and conducting technical interviews with executives in order to help our clients make better decisions about R&D investments, partnerships, and technology strategy.

Given the highly technical focus of our work and our clients' work, a degree in the sciences and/or engineering fields is required. We prioritize degrees in Material Sciences and Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics or Mechanical Engineering. To fit with our small but vibrant, quirky team, you must enjoy and thrive in an intellectually intense, deadline driven, multi-tasking, problem-solving environment with diverse personalities (and an office dog!)

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct primary and extensive secondary research on emerging technology topics drawing on diverse sources, including business and trade press articles, scientific publications, patent filings, and conference presentations.

  • Create data containers and frameworks for the collection and ranking of technologies and companies

  • Analyze, rank, and prioritize technologies and companies along logic-driven rule sets

  • Execute interviews and briefings with senior executives at innovative multinational companies as well as leaders of cutting-edge university and government labs.

  • Contribute to technical and executive level MS PowerPoint deliverables and presentations

Requirements:

  • We are seeking to fill this role immediately, so we are looking for candidates currently available for full-time work; Any prior work experience in a technical/analytical setting is a plus

  • Deep intellectual curiosity and desire to learn about a wide range of emerging technologies and their impact.

  • Likes and enjoys multitasking and working on multiple subject areas. Ability to juggle multiple tasks.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; exhibits logical thought, communication, planning, and action in accomplishing multi-step tasks

  • Very strong communication skills along with the ability and desire to cross-collaborate

  • Willingness to do what it takes to meet client needs in a fast paced, client oriented and deadline driven environment. Having an entrepreneurial, enthusiastic, collegial, and collaborative approach to work is essential to success.

  • Excellent written and spoken command over English.

  • Excellent office software skills; experience with data science is a plus

Other Important Qualifying Information:

We are seeking candidates local to the Amsterdam area for this role. There is no relocation assistance for this position.

This is an entry-level position which is not appropriate for Ph.D.'s or post-docs.

This is an excellent opportunity for a technology minded individual interested in developing his/her business acumen and exploring a career in consulting.

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