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Friday, May 29, 2015

F/T - Associate/Sr. Associate, NERA (NY)

Associate/Senior Associate – Information Resources, NERA Economic Consulting – NY

NERA Economic Consulting ( is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. For over half a century, NERA’s economists have been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world’s leading law firms and corporations. We bring academic rigor, objectivity, and real world industry experience to bear on issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation.
We have an immediate opening for a full-time Information Resources Associate in our New York City office. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative individual who has vision and enthusiasm to join a global Information Resource team with an established and expanding firm.
Description and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Senior Manager, Global Information Resources, the qualified candidate will have the following responsibilities:  
  • Work with global consulting staff on a wide range of research projects using information tools and proprietary databases to provide  information for client projects and business development initiatives
  • Use a  helpdesk system to provide quick solutions and in-depth research, current awareness services, and competitive intelligence research
  • Provide special research and support to consulting staff in North America
  • Assist practice leaders with incorporating their work product into the knowledge management system
  • Work with NERA information resources  team members from other regions to continue to  build a global research function through sharing work and experiences
  • Help educate consulting staff on research issues and train them on end-user products  Assist in marketing and developing information services to NERA staff globally
  • Work on special projects as assigned
  • Advanced degree in information/library science from an accredited program or Masters (MBA) in business or economics is required; undergraduate degree in economics or finance is a plus
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a research environment providing business and/or economics, legal or financial information (preferably in investment banking, law, accounting, professional services or consulting firm) is required
  • Understanding/knowledge of search techniques and database structures of business,  finance, legal or energy sectors using database services such as:  ThomsonOne, Datastream, Bloomberg, CapIQ, Factset, SNL Financial, SNL Energy, BvD Orbis, Factiva, legal databases (Lexis Nexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law)
  • Experience with market data sources such as Tickdata, Optionmetrics, iVolatility, or CME is a plus
  • Experience working with various data vendors to purchase custom data sets
  • Ability to prioritize, problem solve, respond quickly to requests and handle a heavy workload requiring creative, analytical, evaluative, and interpretive thought processes
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills as well as strong oral and written communication skills
  • Fluency in English is required and proficiency in one or more European languages, such as German, is a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Sharepoint
The qualified candidate must be able to work a minimum 40-hour week Monday through Friday and additional hours as needed to meet time-sensitive deadlines.  
We offer a competitive salary, including an excellent benefits package.