Junior Researcher - Business Information Center

Areas of Interest:

Investment Banking


Chicago, Illinois

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Company Description:

William Blair is a global investment banking and asset management firm. We are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. An independent and employee-owned firm, William Blair is based in Chicago and, together with its strategic partners, operates worldwide.

About the Team:

The Business Information Center (BIC) provides research services to all departments at William Blair, including information on companies, industries, mergers & acquisitions, the economy, financial markets, executives, and much more.  

Job Summary & Responsibilities:

• Handles research request communication including working within the research request software, monitoring incoming requests, performing reference interviews, and documentation of results/correspondence.

• Seeks to develop and master the skills necessary to manage research requests and conduct analysis independently.

• Develops facility with a wide range of information resources and research methodology.


• Bachelor’s degree required

• ALA-accredited MLS strongly preferred

• Relevant internship experience

• Strong computer skills

• Experience with Factiva, Lexis/Nexis, IBIS, PrivCo, Bloomberg, Capital IQ, Thompson Research a plus

• Proficient in Microsoft Office, in particular Excel and Word

• Proven analytical and critical thinking skills

• Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities and to meet tight deadlines

• Strong commitment to customer service

• Strong commitment to teamwork and knowledge sharing

• Excellent communication skills

As a William Blair associate, you’ll enjoy Medical, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, along with a generous profit sharing program that includes a 401K plan in addition to a firm contribution. We also offer three weeks of vacation, flexible spending accounts, a business casual dress code, a 75% discounted commissions on trades, and discounts at restaurants, museums, parks and retailers.

William Blair is an equal opportunity employer. It complies with all laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in employment practice because of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from the military service or on the basis of a physical or mental disability that is unrelated to the employee's ability to perform the duties of the job applied for.

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