THE DATA INITIATIVE is looking to add a Researcher to our growing team.

THE DATA INITIATIVE Employment Opportunity: Researcher

THE DATA INITIATIVE is seeking a Researcher to join our growing team.

Researcher position for a privately held startup venture in a high growth business vertical. Offers exposure to fast moving and dynamic environment. Work directly with the Product Team (Experts and Engineers) reporting to Product Lead and VP, Product.

At minimum, the prospective team member will share a passion for identifying data and information sources; vetting the credibility of sources; and collecting targeted data requirements. More specifically, the prospective team member will understand targeted data requirements and efficiently collect in support of curation, data refreshing, and new product development activities.

Ideally, the prospective team member will have experience and/or expertise in one of the following areas: (1) academic, legal, or intelligence research methods and techniques; (2) subject matter knowledge of the financial crimes risk and compliance landscape.; (3) data science concepts; or (4) country specific language or cultural expertise.

Founded in late 2017, THE DATA INITIATIVE is a data and technology start up built by experts, not just engineers. THE DATA INITIATIVE brings related but fragmented data together; develops insights that guide key business decisions; and offers simple and impactful solutions to costly alternatives.

THE DATA INITIATIVE is a seed funded early stage startup near completion of a first round of data products and web application minimum viable product (MVP). We are a small, but strong, team of 18+ highly experienced, motivated, and talented professionals. We are headquartered in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Most team members operate virtually in diverse locations including Los Angeles, California, Salt Lake City, Utah, New York, New York, and Washington, DC.

The primary objective of the Researcher is to accelerate the process of curating data by feeding a pipeline to experts, data scientists, and product leads. Data curation, at THE DATA INITIATIVE, is an exciting process of extracting and constructing meaningful insights that can impact critical decisions. The Researcher would acquire intricate knowledge around subject matter and data curations held proprietary to THE DATA INITIATIVE.

Independent contractor status – rates to be negotiated based on motivation, committed hours, etc. Freelance candidates are welcome.

Please email Tiffany Chesnos – VP, Product at ​​ with the following:

  • Email subject line ​RESEARCHER OPPORTUNITY
  • Body of the email containing a brief introduction and expressed intent to be considered.
  • Attachment to the e-mail containing an up-to-date CV/resume.