Research Associate in Food
Science and Ingredients Intelligence Service (Market Research)
Lux Research is an independent research and advisory firm
providing strategic advice and ongoing intelligence for emerging
technologies. Leaders in business, finance, and government rely on us to
help them make informed strategic decisions. Through our unique research
approach focused on primary research and our extensive global network,
we deliver insight, connections, and competitive advantage to our
The Research Associate role is an entry-level position on the Lux
Research team. Research Associates map the landscape of innovation in
emerging technologies to help clients make better decisions about
investments, partnerships, and strategy. Research Associates identify
and analyze patents, scientific publications, and financial
transactions, drawing on this work to develop and maintain a structured
database. They also manage the process of inviting companies and
research labs to brief the Lux Research team, and help to produce the
weekly Lux Research Journal intelligence service.
Conduct secondary research drawing on diverse sources,
including business and trade press articles, scientific publications,
patent filings, and conference presentations.
Maintain a pipeline of briefings with senior executives
at innovative companies as well as leaders of cutting-edge
university and government labs.
Author descriptive documents that profile the emerging
technology activities of start-up companies, large corporations, and
Assist with the production of research reports and
other client deliverables.
Help manage the operations of a rapidly-growing,
This is a great opportunity for a recent graduate with science or engineering
degrees looking for his/her first professional job! An undergraduate
or Master's degree in life sciences is required.
(Preferred: Food science, Nutrition science, Food
engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular biology)
*** A strong interest in food
technology highly desired. ***
Undergraduate degree with outstanding record of
academic achievement and a major in the life sciences (food
science, nutrition science, food engineering, biology, chemistry, biochemistry,
molecular biology). 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, particular interest in food technologies highly
Willingness to do whatever it takes to meet client
needs in a fast-moving, rapidly growing, start-up-like environment.
Entrepreneurial, enthusiastic, collegial, and
collaborative approach to work.
Ability to write clearly about business and
Comfort in calling into companies and research labs to
Excellent written and spoken command over English.
Proficiency in multiple languages a plus.
Excellent office software skills (Word, Powerpoint, and Excel) and the ability to meet
deadlines is critical.
Other Important Qualifying
This is an entry-level position and is not appropriate
for Ph.D. or post-doc candidates.
We are seeking candidates local to the Boston metro area.
There is no relocation assistance associated with this role.
We are unable to provide sponsorship for this role.
Qualified candidates must be able to prove valid US Work authorization
Lux Research is an Equal