NERA Research Associate - Intellectual Property

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

We have an immediate opening for a Survey Researcher to join the Intellectual Property practice in our San Francisco office. NERA is widely recognized as a leading provider of expertise in the use of surveys in litigation disputes. We apply rigorous data analysis in Intellectual Property, Class Action and Labor disputes to evaluate issues of consumer perceptions of trademarks and package design, use and awareness of product features in patent and class action litigation and in evaluating the impact of claimed false or misleading advertising. Your responsibilities may include drafting survey instruments and questionnaires, developing sampling plans, and analyzing industry trends and competitor and academic research; creating trial exhibits and presentation materials; drafting memos and expert reports; managing large data sets and writing programs to implement complex analyses; and participating in client meetings and conference calls. Qualified candidates will have demonstrated success - through both academic and professional achievements - in survey methodology, sampling, and statistics, as well as related fields. We look for individuals with exceptional analytical and quantitative skills; intellectual curiosity and the ability to think critically; and excellent verbal, written, presentation, and organizational skills. Preference for those who work in R. NERA will provide challenging opportunities to those eager to take on many responsibilities and allow you to make significant contributions early in your career. 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 experts 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. NERA's clients value our ability to apply and communicate state-of-the-art approaches clearly and convincingly, our commitment to deliver unbiased findings, and our reputation for quality and independence. Our clients rely on the integrity and skills of our unparalleled team of economists and other experts backed by the resources and reliability of one of the world's largest consultancies. With its main office in New York City, NERA serves clients from more than 25 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. NERA offers a challenging and rewarding professional experience with competitive compensation and benefits, and skills enhancement training. For immediate consideration, please visit the Career section of our website (, and apply to the Survey Researcher position by creating your personal profile and submitting your resume, cover letter and unofficial transcript. Only those applicants who complete their profile completely will be considered.

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