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Research Analyst
Posted on 10/4/2022
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Data Science
  • Manipulate big data by querying, subsetting, aggregating, and transforming data from job postings, resumes, and public and third-party sources
  • Use SQL and Python to access and manipulate our data
  • Integrate (join or merge) internal and external datasets to enable robust analyses
  • Compare summary statistics on supply and demand across industries and geographies
  • Construct indices to measure labor market concepts such as innovation and digitization
  • Perform trend analyses to measure changes in job characteristics over time
  • Write custom data queries to identify emerging jobs and skills
  • Generate first drafts of client-ready outputs in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Contribute to written reports on research outcomes
  • Work with designers to develop reports, websites, or other collateral
  • Participate in client meetings and presentations
  • Present research to the Applied Research team and other Lightcast teams
  • Deliver successful outcomes for clients through on time execution of assigned tasks and project milestones
  • Contribute to positive team dynamics by participating in team-building activities and being a supportive colleague
  • Contribute to the company's growth by joining internal projects, such as those that develop data models for new products and initiatives
  • Contribute to tool and project documentation, such as summarizing overall project methodology and detailing steps to facilitate reproducibility
  • Demonstrate professionalgrowth in research sophistication, client-readiness, and team leadership
  • Growth is expected in a majority of the following areas:
  • Contribute to increasingly complex project assignments
  • Perform more advanced queries and analyses
  • Contribute to novel research methodologies
  • Develop domain-specific knowledge that corresponds to Applied Research project areas
  • Achieve advanced proficiency in data visualization
  • Demonstrate strong client-facing presentation skills
  • Develop project management capabilities
  • Identify and capture client and stakeholder needs and integrate client and stakeholder input to maximize project value
  • Assume more client- or stakeholder-management responsibilities
  • Collaborate across teams at Lightcast, for example connecting research to work in Ontology or Product
  • Lead internal projects, such as those that strengthen the Applied Research team or advance internal research initiatives
  • Lead external, client-facing projects that form an important part of an overall client engagement
  • Identify areas of interest and develop goals for professional development

201-500 employees

Economic development agency
Company Overview
Emsi's mission is to use data to drive economic prosperity.
  • Work/life balance - We offer flexible work schedules that allow you a great work-life balance. We believe a healthy balance between home and the office best equips you to succeed in today’s world.
  • Vacation - Right off the bat, you receive two weeks of paid vacation time every year. These two weeks increase up to four, based on the longevity of your employment.
  • Health & wellness - Medical, dental, and vision coverage? You got it. For you and your dependents? You bet! We also provide 401K, life insurance, and short- and long-term disability.
  • Parental leave - Emsi is a family-friendly workplace. New mothers receive six weeks of paid leave and fathers receive two weeks so families can take the time to enjoy their new additions!
  • Holidays - Emsi offers over two weeks of paid holidays a year. We also close the office from Dec. 25th to Jan 1st.
Company Core Values
  • Work with Gratitude - We always lead and work with a sense of gratitude
  • Partner with Customers - We relentlessly serve our customers
  • Operate as a Team - We have fun, win, and celebrate our success together
  • Sustain our Company - We operate a profitable, growing company