Research Associate - Energy transition, energy storage - Singapore

Deadline 31 December, 2020 Position Ref: 1805

Research Analyst Researcher Engineering

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Research Associate - Energy transition, energy storage –  (Singapore)

As the world is switching to new forms of energy, the storage of energy becomes increasingly important. The client tracks the development of energy storage technology and business. We are looking for a Research Associate that can think on a system level in terms of technology and economy and translate those thoughts into models. You could, for example, have a background in electrical engineering (preferred), engineering management, or applied mathematics. Affinity or experience with policies and regulations in the energy space is a plus.

As a Research Associates, you will spend most of your time conducting interviews with technology developers, identifying and analyzing patents, scientific publications, and financial transactions, and drawing on this work to analyze emerging companies and trends. For this position, we are looking for someone who can also help develop economic models. You should like to work in a fast-paced environment where you will be required to rapidly switch between a variety of topics and questions. You should enjoy forming firm and fact-based opinions on new technology and regulations and not be afraid to go against the hype if your analysis tells you to do so.

As a Research Associate for the energy transition team, you are required to develop multiple potential future scenarios to solve the problems associated with intermittently available energy sources and find creative solutions to those problems. Part of your job is to forewarn clients of viable developments that they have not yet seen. 

This position does not involve lab-work; rather it involves building on technical expertise through additional primary and secondary research to identify the best opportunities and biggest risks for clients. It’s a great opportunity to work directly with clients at major companies!


  • Work with a geographically diverse team to develop and test research hypotheses and prepare findings for clients.
  • Conduct primary interviews with senior-level executives at large corporations, technology start-ups, and other organizations.
  • Conduct secondary research drawing on diverse sources, including business and trade press, academic publications, patent filings, and conference presentations.
  • Produce written research reports, including creative visual depictions of data and ideas.
  • Understand client business needs to develop and deliver high-value research.
  • Help develop and launch new client service offerings.
  • Develop a network of contacts and relationships among business and scientific leaders in emerging technologies.


  • Background or experience in one or more of the following: electrical engineering, engineering or innovation management, or applied mathematics.
  • Deep intellectual curiosity about emerging technologies, especially in energy technology, electricity, and electrochemistry.
  • Willingness to do whatever it takes to meet client needs in a fast-moving, rapidly growing, start-up environment.
  • An entrepreneurial, enthusiastic, collegial, and collaborative approach to work.
  • A 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 skills, both qualitative and quantitative.
  • A strong record of academic achievement. Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree is a plus.
  • The ability to read and speak in multiple languages is a plus.

More About The Client:

The client is a leading provider of tech-enabled research and advisory solutions, helping clients drive growth through technology innovation. A pioneer in the research industry, they uniquely combine technical expertise and business insights with a proprietary intelligence platform, using advanced analytics and data science to surface true leading indicators. With quality data derived from primary research, fact-based analysis, and opinions that challenge traditional thinking, their clients are empowered to make more informed decisions today to ensure future success.

The client is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, handicap, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, ancestry, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or other categories protected by law.





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