Information Retrieval Researcher
San Francisco

H5's Professional Services Group is looking to add Information Retrieval
Researchers to our cross-functional project teams. The core
responsibilities of the Information Retrieval Researcher include self-directed
research, documentation and presentation of research results, and data


  * Rapidly developing an understanding of new subject matter related to complex litigation via independent research and team interaction
  * Construct strategic search queries in large corpora of electronic data to locate targeted subject matter
  * Creatively solve information retrieval challenges using proven methodologies and self-generated ideas
  * Synthesizing large amounts of information from a variety of sources (case materials, client direction and feedback, internet sources)
  * Formulate and test hypotheses in a coherent and organized fashion within large corpora of electronic data
  * Presenting research results to a project team, discerning crucial information from less important details, and accurately depicting data trends and inconsistencies
  * Working in a fast-paced environment to meet client deadlines both collaboratively and autonomously
  * Undertaking and successfully concluding projects with minimal supervision while providing updates and progress reports to the project team

  * Ability to approach research conceptually and creatively
  * Ability to synthesize information effectively and formally document /report findings
  * Investigatory skills
  * Superior oral and written communication skills
  * Aptitude for learning new technologies and processes
  * Sharp eye for detail and a practiced sense of order and organization
  * Ability to meet deadlines while balancing competing priorities
  * Ability to work independently and collaborate effectively to a team effort
  * Comfort working in a fast-paced environment
  * Solid competency in a PC/Windows environment using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)

  * Experience with research, data analysis, text analysis, linguistic analysis
  * Knowledge or experience with the US legal system
  * 2+ years experience in a professional/ business environment
  * Experience with Concordance and similar legal search platforms a plus

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