Associate in Food Science and Ingredients Intelligence Service (Market
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
- Conduct secondary research
drawing on diverse sources, including business and trade press
articles, scientific publications, patent filings, and conference
- 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 research laboratories.
- Assist with the production
of research reports and other client deliverables.
- Help manage the operations of
a rapidly-growing, geographically-dispersed team.
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
- Exceptional organizational
skills and attention to detail; ability to juggle multiple tasks.
- Deep intellectual curiosity
about emerging technologies, particular interest in food
technologies highly desirable.
- Willingness to do whatever
it takes to meet client needs in a fast-moving, rapidly growing, start-up-like environment.
enthusiastic, collegial, and collaborative approach to work.
- Ability to write clearly
about business and technical topics.
- Comfort in calling into
companies and research labs to schedule briefings.
- 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
Important Qualifying Information:
- 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 status.
Research is an Equal Opportunity Employer.