Research Analyst

Washington DC area · Full-time · Entry-level

About The Position

What will you do?

Conduct research and analysis on microtrends as well as specific incidents in the maritime world based on the interests of current and potential clients. Perform ad-hoc research and analysis on emerging trends in the shipping and maritime domain as it relates to client concerns. Stay current of different arenas and distribute this information internally. Closely follow the news and data on maritime security events for important developments and distribute analysis internally and externally. Analyze patterns and search results of the Windward system to generate new insights and create content relevant to customers. Recommend process improvements where applicable. Maintain and update our knowledge center and training materials. 

Who Are you?

  • Strong interest in international trade, macroeconomics, national security, and shipping
  • Navy / Coast Guard / DoD / International Relations background – an advantage
  • Proven experience analyzing and visualizing data
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Fast learner, independent, and detail-oriented
  • Highly structured with the ability to multitask under deadlines 
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently as required by the team
  • Excel and Word proficiency – a must
  • Based in the DC Metro area (Virginia, DC, Maryland) – a must



  • Develop and deliver reports using the Windward platform as well as with relevant open-source research
  • Provide insights from data analysis to support decision making
  • Ensure and incorporate feedback to improve and maintain data quality
  • Seek to improve processes to exceed customer expectations
  • Provides clear documentation for all relevant processes when necessary 

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