50skills ehf.

Research Assistant for Summer 2020

Research Analyst wanted.

-Temporary contractor position for 3 months.-

50skills and the challenge:

50skills is transforming the way employers find, qualify, and onboard new hires. Our system saves employers time, money, and greatly enhances efficiency in all steps of the hiring process.

We are a team of coders, designers, business enablers, and data scientists who get excited about shaping the future of work. We simplify hiring challenges using a human-machine approach.

If you are interested in joining our team, we would love to hear from you. Our offices are in Borgartun 27 in Reykjavik, Iceland and 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 02142.

We’re looking for people to help with research and data-collection required for our next phase of the 50skills Marketplace. You will report directly to the 50skills leadership team.

As a Research Analyst at 50skills, your main role will be to research our marketplace partners, build and update data-collection models, update and maintain our marketplace database and contribute content from findings for existing and new customers.

Within 1 month, you will have:

Completed a company onboarding program. You will learn everything about 50skills, our culture, partners, how we operate
Developed a good understanding of our product and service offering, as well as R&D projects and how they contribute to our future growth
Completed a 50skills partner boot-camp on everything related to our partnership outreach strategy
Within 3 months, you will have:

A great sense and overview of the global HR-tech market
Reviewed, enriched and updated more than +1.000 global partner profiles
Prioritized and published more than +100 selected partner profiles to our marketplace.


We are hiring a student who is sponsored in part by the Icelandic Student Innovation Fund. Requirements are that applicants are registered as students at a university with an Icelandic SSN (í. kennitala).

Skills & relevant experience:

We are looking for students who can work independently on projects, and are willing to learn new skills, techniques, and technologies that are relevant to the job at hand. We are open to high-potential candidates with a variety of experience and expertise, but would especially welcome candidates with some of the following experience, skills & characteristics :

  • Basic knowledge of spreadsheets
  • Having used pivot tables
  • Having used Airtable before
  • Experience in using a CMS
  • Experience in using Slack
  • Experience in using Zapier
  • Experience in using/building software with 3rd party integrations
  • Having a learn by doing mentality - (preferably with links to projects or initiatives describing what you have worked on)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Remote work options

Remote work is optional but some in-person meetings in our offices in Reykjavik, Iceland or Cambridge, MA are likely to be required.

Those interested are asked to apply on our career site: https://jobs.50skills.com/50skills/en/4716

Application deadline: 27/05/20.

Starf nr.: SS200522-01

Skráð á vefinn: 20.05.2020

Stöðugildi: 3

Starfshlutfall: 0%

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