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Research Assistant/Analyst

Aurora Insights, part of Akabo Media, is a Research and Intelligence agency within the Supply Chain, Robotics and Automation and Tolling industries.

We provide valuable business insights and content through our monthly subscription service (this includes a monthly executive summary, podcast, literature review, bibliography and more), full 60-page reports and consultancy.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and ambitious researcher who loves analysing, blending, and preparing complex data sets and turning them into tangible, invaluable business intelligence!

In this role, you will have the ability to publish papers, travel internationally, present at various conferences/exhibitions on behalf of Aurora Insights and build irreplaceable skills and experience as a researcher.

Key Responsibilities

  • Data Sourcing– collect, examine, and clean raw data from various sources (i.e. interviews, presentations, conferences, surveys from Akabo Media’s various exhibitions and events).
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research.
  • Data Analysis –use mathematical, statistical and analytical models to find patterns and trends in data which can be used by businesses as actionable recommendations to drive strategic growth and influence business decisions.
  • Utilize STATA for Insightful Analysis –Analyse and interpret research findings using advanced tools such as STATA to derive comprehensive insights and data cleaning.
  • Develop high-quality graphical representations of data, analyses, and learnings.
  • Present data –compiling information drawn from the data to create succinct and clear findings that can help guide business decisions. Prepare communications, such as 60 pages reports and presentations, to provide insights on what the data reveals to facilitate decision-making.
  • Report writing –be able to articulate data and translate that information to a target audience in a report form that is concise, compelling, and easily understood by non-technical readers. Maintaining a high standard of accuracy in reports by ensuring that factual information is correct and up to date.
  • Attending and presenting at conferences and events to stay connected with industry professionals, when applicable.

Who are we looking for

  • Minimum 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in relevant qualification i.e. Statistics, Economics etc.
  • 1-3 years’ experience in a research role.
  • High level of autonomy and accountability.
  • Superb written communication skills, with strong attention to detail and quality.
  • Confidence in collaborating on 60 plus page reports within the research team and working independently on literature reviews and bibliographies.
  • Ability to quickly learn and understand complex subject matters and to describe them in clear, simple language.
  • Strong numerical skills and proficiency in Microsoft 365.
  • Excellent time management skills and flexibility to change priorities to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical skills together with the ability to gather information and use it to draw sound conclusions and present strong arguments.
  • Quality Control: Ensure the accuracy and reliability of data collected and analyses conducted.
  • Willingness to travel.


  • Free Private Medical Insurance & gym membership discounts.
  • Group Pension scheme.
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Paid Birthday Day off.
  • Extra holidays given during Christmas period by the MD.
  • Social & Company events.
  • Modern office near London Bridge.
  • 20 days holiday + bank holidays with an increase to 25 days after 12 months service..
  • Opportunity to travel within the UK & internationally (USA, Brussels, Asia, Middle East etc).
  • Season Ticket Loan.
  • Dress down Fridays.
  • Training & development opportunities with money contributed towards personal development of your choice.

To apply, please send your CV to