Research Associates Program

Fantastic opportunity for recently graduated college students  who wishes to build a career in the technology sector while working in a rapidly growing entrepreneurial company!! 

This program is designed to develop strong candidates into Technology Industry Analysts within 3-5 years.

451 Research, a technology-industry analyst firm, seeks self-motivated individuals with strong writing and interpersonal skills to join its Associates program.  451 Research provides a strong benefits plan and offers a stimulating, fast-paced work environment.

The single most important requirement for this position is curiosity about the industry and the ability to look beyond what is happening to understand why it is happening, and how it affects specific players in the market. Beyond that, the candidate must have excellent Web research skills as well as problem-solving skills. The applicant must be highly organized and self-directed. The ideal candidate would have some understanding about the enterprise information technology marketplace; however, this is not a requirement.

451 Research prides itself on the quality of the writing that goes into its research reports. As such, not only does the analysis need to be objective, but we expect clarity, logic, brevity and craftsmanship. Two writing tests will be part of the selection process.

The associate will be responsible for meeting deadlines for projects, most of which will involve secondary research. Projects will be assigned from across the sectors that 451 Research covers.

The following is an illustrative list of responsibilities:
  • Conducting competitive analysis on specific market segments
  • Conducting background research on markets we cover
  • Scoping and segmenting new markets for potential coverage
  • Researching companies with which we are about to have briefings
  • Authoring specific sections of reports and actively participating in vendor briefings, as the associate develops their skills
  • Collaborating with analysts across our research channels to gain a holistic understanding of the enterprise IT industry

All of these activities will be done under the supervision of a Senior Analyst or more senior member of the research team. In addition, all Associates will be assigned Analyst Mentors and will report centrally to a local manager in the Boston office.

Associates will be required to work at 451 Research's Boston office. Telecommuting will not be an option for Associates.

451 Research is a technology-industry analyst company focused on emerging enterprise information technologies. It provides independent online, subscription-based, syndicated analysis and data services to technology vendors, investors, securities market professionals and end users.

  • 0-2 years of experience
  • Strong demonstrated writing skills
  • Secondary research skills
  • Excellent online research capabilities
  • A strong interest in the technology industry
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
  • High level of organization and self-direction
  • Ability to process information quickly in deadline-driven environments
  • Demonstrated skills with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • 4-year degree (preferably in Journalism, Business, English or Marketing)

Highly Desirable:
  • Ability to speak, read and write in Spanish, Mandarin or Japanese
  • Background in statistical analysis
  • Advanced degree
  • Basic understanding about the Enterprise IT market

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your resume with salary requirement. 

We offer: 
  • 15 vacation days
  • 6 sick days
  • 3 floating holidays
  • 11 paid public holidays
  • Company sponsored Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Saving Accounts
  • Wageworks Commuter Benefits (pre-tax deduction)

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