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(DC) Senior Research Associate 

05-13-2022 15:55

Offered By (Name of Organization): Taylor Research Group LLC
Location (City, State): Washington, DC 20008
Type: Full-Time
Salary: $35-45 per hour
Organization Website: www.taylorresearchgroup.com

Taylor Research Group LLC (TRG) is currently seeking a Senior Research Associate to join our team to provide historical, investigative, and analytical research services in support of our legal and business clients. Researchers with a proven background and demonstrated leadership experience in the field of historical research are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

• Oversee historical research related to toxic tort and environmental litigation, product liability, federal/state/local government records, and corporate succession among other matters
• Develop research strategies and plans to identify relevant primary and secondary source documentation in the public domain in line with client objectives
• Routinely mine legal and library databases and archival finding aids for records available in the public domain
• Develop and track project budgets and milestones to ensure project is completed to client satisfaction
• Proactively manage team members remotely, in the office, and in the field while conducting historical research at federal repositories in the Washington, DC, area and at federal, state, and local repositories throughout the U.S.
• Craft Freedom of Information Act and similar requests and routinely work with public records officers, librarians, and archivists in pursuit of public records
• Review, analyze, and synthesize historical documentation in accordance with client objectives
• Write factual and accurate reports, chronologies, provenance sheets, and other research deliverables; produce presentations as necessary

Qualifications:

• Must hold a bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant field (e.g. history, library sciences, archives/records management, legal studies, etc.)
• 5+ years project management and supervisory experience
• Demonstrative and extensive historical/primary and secondary source research experience, including, but not limited to, the following:
• investigating historical environmental problems at contaminated sites and understanding of CERCLA and other toxic tort matters
• reviewing and analyzing corporate documentation (e.g. incorporation and dissolution records, annual and quarterly reports, proxy statements, SEC filings, etc.)
• using document management systems, library and legal databases, and archival finding aids
• Strong computer skills with proficiency in MS Office Suite and Google apps
• Attention to detail and organizational skills are critical
• Clear and effective written and oral communication skills
• Must be a proven leader and collegial team player
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