Allora Solutions Group
  • 03-Apr-2023 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Charleston, SC, USA
  • Part Time

RXN Group is looking for intellectual, organized, and curious graduate students to work alongside our research team to conduct in-depth research topics related to trends in innovation, markets, law & policy, and society. This position is for the Spring semester.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting research on "ripped from the headlines topics" in business and policy
  • Conducting analysis on how trends in innovation, markets, law & policy, and society affect current topics of interest and identifying original insights
  • Supporting related additional research (e.g., interviews) related to such analyses as appropriate
  • Identify (and sometimes contact) key principals, stakeholders, influencers, and experts related to the above research
  • Develop reports or presentations of the above research and archive research files (literature review, reports, etc.) as directed
  • Brief other team members and trusted partners/experts on your work at regular intervals
  • Participate in regular update meetings/calls to keep people apprised of progress and brainstorm research challenges and opportunities as they arise
  • Optionally write and publish blog posts or other formats with your byline, based on your research, that can be published (with permission)
  • Optionally speak at conferences or other events about aspects of your research (with permission)

Skills needed:

  • Education or background in topics generally tied to innovation, markets, law & policy, and society (e.g., business, economics, public policy, science & technology, innovation & culture, sociology, higher education). (We do not expect that anyone will be well-versed in all of these.)
  • An interest in and general knowledge about technology and innovation and how our world and society are changing because of it
  • An understanding of and ability to apply the scientific method, hypothesis testing, and "first principles" thinking
  • Exceptional analytical, writing, and communications skills
  • Experience working with qualitative or quantitative data as commonly used in social sciences and policy research (e.g., polling, interviews, modeling, literature searches)
  • Intellectual, curious, versatile, and agile
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, organized, and hard working

This role is ideal for graduate students to get real-world experience that complements classroom work. Ideally, they will learn not only about issues "ripped from the headlines" but also broaden their perspective by looking at complex problems through several lenses at the same time to develop insights.

We have in mind for this position Master's students in economics, policy, government and related topics, but welcome applications from PhD, MBA, JD, LLM and similar students. This position is for the Spring semester of school (approx. Jan-May 2023).

Reports to: Chief Research Officer


  • Spring semester beginning in January
  • Part time / Contract
  • 100% remote work
  • Approx. 20 hours / week (exact number negotiable)
  • $25/hr

About our Company

Data changes everything. The technology that powers it, the strategies that leverage it, and the policies that seek to govern it are fundamentally changing every aspect of our lives, everywhere in the world. Good vs. evil, freedom vs. oppression, greed vs. altruism, hatred vs. humanity - the storylines are classic, but the battleground is everywhere, all the time. Our mission is to be at the forefront of this movement, guiding companies and institutions to pursue smarter solutions for a sustainable future.

RXN Group is a firm focused on the intersection of innovation, markets and policy, built around journalistic sensibilities to communicate the real story in clear, understandable terms. We bring an informed perspective to every issue we touch, addressing the largest challenges for the companies leading tomorrow.

We have offices in Washington, DC and Charleston, SC, and partners located around the globe. Our team of seasoned technology, media and public affairs professionals embody our core values of agility, grit, dedication and empathy - to one another, our clients and our partners. No job is too big, no task is too small, no matter what your role or title. We're all about supporting one another and getting the job done right.

Learn more about our firm and our work at:

Interested? Please contact Kate Metherell (kate.metherell@allorasg) with a cover letter that explains your career goals and interest in working with us, your resume/CV, and one or more representative writing samples.

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