[Asis-l] Job Posting / Senior Researcher / Boston, MA

Suzanne Richards srichards at lac-group.com
Wed Feb 27 17:12:34 EST 2013

LAC Group seeks experienced and service-oriented Senior Researcher on behalf of our client, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy. The Senior Researcher will play integral role successfully manage a large number of high volume projects and must thrive in a learning rich, fast-paced, deadline oriented yet thoughtful environment.  The ideal candidate is a creative problem solver with a passion of excellence who will mentor and coach more junior staff to foster an environment of apprenticeship and knowledge sharing.  S/he will communicate in a clear and concise manner with a positive and engaged face to the customer and will assist in building a loyal customer base for Data and Research Services. Work location is Boston, MA.

  *   Identifies practical, timely and sometimes innovative research approaches; as needed, clarifies request objectives with internal customers ensuring superior customer service standards throughout all interactions; evaluates data quality
  *   Demonstrates proficiency in conducting comprehensive and high-quality general and at times, industry-specific research independently (e.g., pattern recognition in research)
  *   Collects, summarizes and synthesizes relevant data and information into appropriate, concise, timely and highly effective output (e.g., email, word, excel, PPT),
  *   Successfully manages a large volume of requests in a timely fashion, with high-level of accuracy and organization
  *   Develops deep expertise in specialized research tools, databases and sources; may focus on specific data classes (e.g., demographics, micro-economics, commodities, etc)
  *   Takes pro-active role in quality control process for DRS and coaches and mentors more junior staff
  *   Acts as a backup for the Research Team Leader across multiple layers of responsibilities (e.g., request coordination, scoping, etc)
  *   Contributes to building "best in class research function" by partnering directly with consultants and Practice Areas to understand knowledge needs; proactively identifies knowledge gaps; suggests improvements in the research process; helps develop the overall DRS service portfolio
  *   Supports more complex research products (e.g., press packs)

  *   4-7+ years of advanced research experience  within professional services firms, academia, government or equivalent
  *   University degree with demonstrated high academic achievement; advanced degree in business research related field is preferred but not required (e.g., Master of Library Science (MLS), etc)
  *   Proven research and database capabilities; focus on specialized areas a plus
  *   Potential hours of operation for DRS will be 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. Your full-time work schedule will be discussed and confirmed once you join the team and may be subject to modification based on the business needs
  *   Accuracy and strong attention to detail
  *   Effective prioritizing and multi-tasking ability
  *   Superior written/verbal communication skills
  *   Solid problem-solving orientation, ability to work in a fast-paced, team and customer-oriented environment
  *   Sound business knowledge; highly developed understanding of research techniques and information sources/databases
  *   Strong proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
To apply: http://goo.gl/MIFkX
LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce.
LAC Group is a premier provider of recruiting and consultancy services for information professionals at U.S. and global organizations including Fortune 100 companies, law firms, pharmaceutical companies, large academic institutions and prominent government agencies.

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