Research Specialists are critical to the success of our project teams. They work directly with Partners, Principals, and Associates to develop strategies for sourcing and securing access to key interview / survey targets. And, as the outreach arm of Sterling Associates, they are responsible for executing those strategies, interfacing with professionals across a wide range of industries.


Our Research Specialists must be sharp, persistent, and results-driven. They must demonstrate a capacity for the critical-thinking and creativity necessary to access key research targets.

High-performing Research Specialists may have the opportunity to broaden their responsibilities over the course of their tenure.


  • Must be a US citizen or have authorization to work in the US. Sterling Associates does not sponsor international applicants in need of work authorization.

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