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Research Associate

Forrester Research
Cambridge, MA 02139
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Our job is to be bold at work.

It starts with an insatiable curiosity about clients, colleagues, and the future. At Forrester, we believe curiosity powers progress. Forresterites bring a diversity of opinions and the courage of their convictions to collaborate on the ideas and initiatives that change the course of business. As a trusted advisor to the most influential companies in the world, we live at the nexus of what's next.

About This Role:

The Research Associate works directly with a team of analysts who research, write, and publish reports to help make security and risk management professionals successful in their roles.


  • Provide timely and value-added research support for designated analysts.
  • Schedule and coordinate reference customer and vendor interviews.
  • Help with the creation of survey questions and fulfillment of surveys to collect data.
  • Analyze data and format it into informative graphics for reports, webinars, and presentations.
  • Assist in the building of analytical models, maturity models, self-assessment tools, etc.
  • Conduct secondary research for published reports using industry sources, including competitive assessment and third-party data analysis.
  • Manage client and vendor contacts.
  • Support team managers in collecting and analyzing team performance metrics through data dashboards.
  • Become familiar with emerging subject matter such as cybersecurity, privacy, biometrics, threat intelligence, and risks of emerging technologies.


  • A BA/BS degree with a strong academic record. All undergraduate majors are welcome to apply; any quantitative or statistics interest is a plus.
  • One to two years of varied undergraduate or postgraduate work experience.
  • Attention to detail and building resources like survey questions and formatted data outputs.
  • A working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • A passion for learning about technology, business strategy, and market trends.
  • Strong writing skills are a plus.

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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.

Posted: 2021-06-08 Expires: 2021-07-07
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