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Research Associate

Location: Madrid, SP


Research Associate role at The Brattle Group

We are looking for a Research Associate to work on high-profile, challenging assignments within an academically-oriented work environment in our Madrid office. As a Research Associate, you will:

  • Participate in project teams with senior consulting staff
  • Carry out financial and operational modelling
  • Assist in industry analyses and literature review
  • Write proposals for business development efforts

As you gain more hands-on project experience, you will have opportunities to direct junior staff on project assignments. The Brattle Group commits to continuous training and development for consultants and works to help develop Research Associates along a career path to higher level consulting opportunities.


Typical project assignments might include:

  • Producing a cash flow forecast for a gas and power project in West Africa to value a contract and the potential damages in a contractual dispute;
  • Calculating the costs and estimating profits for a gas importer, so that The Brattle Group can determine a reasonable price for a gas contract;
  • Helping to build a model of the European electricity market, including researching fuel prices and other elements which determine of the electricity price;
  • Performing econometric analyses of stock prices to help estimate the cost of capital for a new project.


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Advanced degree: Master’s degree or PhD in a quantitative field such as Economics, Finance, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering or related field with a strong foundation in quantitative analysis, and/or  several years of relevant work experience (preferably in a consulting environment).
  • A desire to work in teams – our project work is done almost exclusively in teams and it is important that Research Associates work well in a team setting.
  • Intellectual curiosity and quickness – we are looking for candidates who consistently desire to learn/know more and who approach problems with creativity.
  • A high degree of ownership and commitment – successful Research Associates are committed to doing what it takes to get things right and take ownership for their work.
  • Candidates should have a strong entrepreneurial drive and be hard working.
  • Candidates should be native Spanish speakers. Fluent English is also required.
  • The ability to start within a short-time frame would be highly advantageous.
  • Authorization to work in the EU is required.


Interested candidates should submit the following application materials by 29 February 2016:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Recruiting Manager) in English
  • CV in English
  • Transcripts (unofficial copies accepted)

We offer a competitive compensation and performance bonus package.





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