• Research Associate

    Job Locations US-MA-Cambridge
  • Overview

    Fuel your intellectual curiosity and professional growth. Forrester is an idea company, where smart, motivated, curious people bring a diversity of opinions and the courage of their convictions to collaborate on ideas that change the course of business. Most of all, bring a point of view; here, every voice has value. At Forrester, you’ll work with innovative clients at emerging and established brands; these are the business and technology leaders we inspire and who inspire us. The Forrester experience is built on a singular, powerful purpose: to challenge thinking and lead change.


    About This Role:

    The Research Associate works directly with a team of analysts who research, write, and publish reports to help make leaders successful in their roles. Forrester’s services target roles such as CIOs, enterprise architecture professionals, application development and delivery professionals, and customer insights professionals.


    • Manage research projects. Working with assigned analysts, formulate a project plan, establish a check-in process, coordinate research, and manage a schedule.
    • Assist analysts with primary and secondary research for published reports, including telephone interviews, online surveys, and internal and third-party data.
    • Support analyst presentations with well-formatted charts, appropriate callouts, meaningful titles, and a sequence of slides that tell a story.
    • Maintain the report production schedule, from inception through publication.
    • Learn and be responsible for quantitative work with Forrester’s data sets.
    • Coordinate the use of social media platforms (e.g., blogs, Twitter, online community) in the research and publishing process.


    • A./B.S. with a strong academic record. All undergraduate majors are welcome to apply; any quantitative or statistics interest is a major plus.
    • One to two years of varied undergraduate or postgraduate work experience.
    • A working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software.
    • Attention to detail and the ability to build reusable resources like survey questions and formatted data outputs.
    • A passion for learning about technology.


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    Forrester Research, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, genetic information, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. Minorities, Women, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans are especially encouraged to apply.


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