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Title Research Associate
Salary $60-64K plus bonus
Availability of Visa Support Yes
Location New York
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Research Associate (Japanese Speaker)

Our client is a global primary research platform connecting financial institutions, consulting firms, global enterprises, and high-net-worth individuals with subject matter experts across all industries and regions.  Their goal is to provide clients with the necessary tools to gain the right insights for their research objectives. To achieve this, they conduct expert interviews, industry research, business consulting, marketing surveys, and in-person/remote conferences.

A career in ¬†Research practice will provide you the opportunity to help institutional investors and management consultants discover new insights and make cutting edge business decisions by connecting them with industry subject matter experts for 1-1 discussions. As part of our team, you will develop a deep understanding of a client’s underlying research interest and build a knowledge base of multiple industries.

No two days are the same. At one moment you will be assisting a hedge fund’s research into the European airlines market by recruiting an industry expert in the space. At the next you will be working alongside a global management consulting firm and speaking to a former c-suite executive from a Fortune 10 company who can provide insights into the United States eCommerce and Grocery Delivery space.

Research Associate РJob Responsibilities 

  • Research Associates take on challenging projects across the spectrum of industries and geographies to source and directly interact with industry subject matter experts.
  • We will ask you to challenge the norm and contribute to solutions to build something new to shape our firm. Have an idea on something we could be doing better? Set up a meeting with your Director of Research to build a proposal and watch your idea become a reality.
  • All team members are contributing members from the start. Research Associates will work alongside senior colleagues and well-known clients to build trust and deliver a high-quality product by reaching out and recruiting industry executives.
  • Facilitating consultations through written and verbal outreach, including LinkedIn, email, phone for onboarding, screening, and scheduling.
  • Due to the global nature of our business, a Research Associate will need to be flexible in working hours for engaging industry experts in various geographies.
  • Your experience will be diverse. Each project will offer a new opportunity to make a connection and understand market trends and sectors you never knew existed.


  • Strong academic background gained in any undergraduate degree
  • 0 – 18 months of working experience
  • Fluent in Japanese.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Experience in leadership roles through internships, extracurriculars, societies, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong time management skills and ability to set own schedule without falling behind on tasks
  • Detail-oriented, strong organizational skills and ability to multitask projects in a fast-paced & changing environment both independently & collaboratively
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, team environment
  • An energetic self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset who can learn quickly and actively seeks out new business opportunities
  • Openness to being mentored and given constructive feedback
  • Mature, professional, self-assured, presentable, humble, confident are just a few of the words to describe successful Research Associates
  • Eligible to work in the US, including F-1 visa holders with Optional Practical Training (OPT) status of 3 years.


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