Research Assistant (VA) with Capstone — Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory Firm


Job function: Market/Company Research Assistant
Job location: Tysons Corner, VA
Job level: Part-time employee
Job title: Research Assistant
Job starts: April 2019
Job hours: At least 16 hours/week, preferably in 2-day blocks


Job description

Become a Research Assistant at Capstone and gain valuable strategic consulting, merger & acquisition advisory experience. Capstone works with various privately-held businesses which facilitates insight and valuable knowledge into a range of various industries. Capstone is a tight-knit firm where this RA position will support the delivery team to ensure reports are completed in a timely manner.

A key component of the job is primary research, thus, mastery of conversational and professional English is required and previous experience in primary research will be considered a major plus. An understanding of fundamental business concepts, including competitive dynamics, value chain, finance, marketing, and economics is preferred.


Responsibilities include the following


Desired qualifications include

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Business or demonstrated familiarity with business fundamentals and competitive dynamics;
  2. be creative and proficient in both secondary and primary research;
  3. be skilled at writing concise reports and presenting information in clear and creative ways (utilizing Word, Excel, and PowerPoint);
  4. have a ‘can-do’ attitude: able to work independently while contributing to a team environment;
  5. excel in deadline-oriented environment while simultaneously handling multiple projects; and
  6. communicate effectively with senior management of both Capstone and clients as needed.

Research assistant positions are part-time (minimum of 16 hours/week) and may be paid ($18/hr) or for credit (for students with school approval).


Capstone Strategic, Inc. (Capstone) works with various privately-held businesses, as well as Fortune 500, and multinational corporations to develop and implement effective external growth programs. These programs encompass different growth paths including partnerships, joint ventures, divestitures, mergers, and acquisitions. Capstone has spent years refining a systematic approach that utilizes proprietary research techniques to compile and analyze the critical data required to make sound business decisions.


How to apply

Submit resume and cover letter (required) by email to HR@CapstoneStrategic.com. No phone calls please.