Research Associate, Energy

Lux Research Published: May 4, 2022
Boston, MA
Skill Level
Entry Level
Job Type
Analyst / Research / Energy
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Lux is a research and advisory firm, focused on sustainable innovation that is commercially viable. Across all industries, an ever-increasing focus on sustainability is a major driver of change in business as we all strive to meet corporate sustainability goals, government regulations, and consumer expectations.

The global push to reduce emissions to mitigate the worst effects of climate change and reach long-term net-zero emissions targets are forcing companies in the energy sector to make dramatic changes. At the forefront of this shift are zero emission power generation technologies, which are quickly replacing conventional fossil-fuels to power the energy transition. As the energy industry embarks on this dramatic transition, not all companies will successfully adapt.

At Lux, we serve innovative companies seeking to understand technology developments in the energy space and successfully navigate the energy transition. Clients include those in the energy industry, such as utilities and oil and gas companies, as well as industries impacted by the energy transition, such as automakers and heavy industry.

Position Overview

In this role you will be expected to provide these clients with insights into technical advancements in power generation such as wind turbines and solar photovoltaics. This includes identifying which technology innovations are most important to follow, understanding the business models developers of those technologies are using to bring new innovations to market, and advise our clients on how they should proceed.

Lux’s Energy Sciences team is seeking to hire a Research Associate to cover the latest technology innovations in direct power generation technologies with a focus in energy storage.


  • Work within a geographically diverse team to develop and test research hypotheses
  • Conduct primary research with startups and other technology innovators and writing reviews which critically examine their technology merits and business models
  • Maintain an up-to-date understanding of the latest technology innovation trends in renewable power generation
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to clients about our research
  • Represent Lux Research at international energy conferences
  • Conduct secondary research drawing on diverse sources, including business and trade press, academic publications, investments, patent filings, and conference presentations


  • This is an entry level position; undergraduate degree or equivalent experience with 2 years of related industry experience OR M.S. in a related technical field with no industry experience
  • A strong record of academic achievement
  • Deep intellectual curiosity about the energy space and technical innovations in renewable power generation
  • Entrepreneurial, enthusiastic, collegial, and collaborative approach to work
  • High degree of organization and attention to detail; ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Ability to write clearly and incisively about business and technical topics
  • Superior listening and critical thinking skills, and ability to speak articulately and think on your feet; a good sense of humor is a major plus
  • Strong analytical skill, both qualitative and quantitative

More About Lux Research

Our mission is to advise leaders about commercially viable science and technology to enable sustainable innovation. We deliver research and advisory services to inspire, illuminate, and ignite innovation thinking that re-shapes and grows businesses. Our Lux experts focus on finding innovations that are truly disruptive but also realistic and make good business sense.

The “Lux Take” is trusted by innovation leaders who seek our advice before placing a bet on a start-up or partner – our clients rely on our work to make decisions that generate fantastic business outcomes. We pride ourselves on taking a rigorous, scientific approach to avoid the hype and generate unique perspectives and insights that innovation leaders can’t live without.

For more information visit, connect on LinkedIn, or follow @LuxResearch.

Lux Research is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, Lux prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Lux Research conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.

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