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Research Analyst

Company Overview

Graphika delivers network analysis products and services for companies across the globe. We create large-scale, in-depth maps of social landscapes and the conversations that take place in those landscapes. We help clients translate data into insights using our cutting-edge mapping technology and deep subject matter expertise from around the world.

Job Summary

For our cartographies of complex online movements and our data analysis work, we are looking for a rigorous and creative full time Research Analyst. This position is an exciting opportunity to grow a career in a dynamic startup environment, in deep collaboration with our technical team and clients with questions ranging from geopolitics to consumer goods.

We are open to hiring and training a strong, motivated, creative junior - or to making space for someone who already has an established background in the field. 

Responsibilities and Duties

 

  • Develop an in-depth expertise of Graphika’s unique capabilities and platform, navigate complex datasets and visualizations to analyze online movements
  • Keep a pulse on open source research related to media manipulations and threats globally, leveraging OSINT techniques for investigations when required ; read and organize academic literature pertinent to disinformation
  • Participate in strategic assessments of threats, vectors and targets of disinformation campaigns
  • Proactively scope, develop and implement additional research methods to complement Graphika’s analysis toolkit, in partnership with the R&D team and Graphika’s academic partners
  • Handle analysis projects from initial scoping to client delivery: crafting and implementing a rigorous research plan, conducting data analysis, translating findings in clear analytical outputs
  • If able, run scripts, and use a combination of command line scripts and GUIs to guide maps through the publication process

Qualifications and Skills

  • University degree in a related field: this can be communications, international affairs, political science, journalism, computer science, data analysis, etc.
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant working experience, and practical experience leveraging relevant tools, applications, packages for social media analysis
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills; rigor and intellectual honesty in analysis are also paramount
  • Motivated and conscientious self-starter with attention to detail ; high level of perseverance and time management skills
  • Adaptable, inventive, and confident working independently
  • Able to produce “client-ready” material: briefings, presentations, reports. Excellent writing skills.
  • Strong interest / background in internet and society, deep familiarity with geopolitical dynamics, dedication to human rights principles.
  • Interested in developing additional coding skills/working on larger data sets a plus
  • Multilingual proficiency a big plus

Benefits and Perks

 

Graphika offers a highly competitive, comprehensive benefits package for all full time employees, including but not limited to:

  • Generous Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage including FSA 
  • Commuter benefits for employees commuting to the NYC office
  • Unlimited PTO with a required minimum 10 days vacation/year as well as a flexible remote work policy
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