Careers at Elder Research

Join the Elder Research Team!

We’re more than colleagues. We’re a community.

Each of our 100 team members are passionate, curious, life-long learners. We value humility, servant-leadership, teamwork, and integrity. We seek to serve our clients and our teammates to the best of our abilities.

As data science consultants, we have the opportunity to work in many fields, ranging from healthcare to finance, energy to insurance, and public policy to law enforcement. Join our team and find great opportunities to hone your analytic skills, work on complex problems with amazing teammates, and gain valuable analytics consulting experience.


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Staff Stories



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Why Work at Elder Research

We genuinely value getting to know each other beyond just our work. Our team members hail from diverse fields—from engineering and mathematics to business and humanities. And we’re not just number nerds; we love breaking out board games, talking about our pets, and sharing photos of our culinary masterpieces. In this infographic, learn more about our culture and the people who make Elder Research the organization it is.

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Our Benefits


Hybrid Work Model


To take advantage of the best of both worlds, we blend the flexibility of remote work and the value of in-person collaboration with our hybrid work model.


Continuous Learning


We host weekly company-wide Tech Talks, local office Fireside Chats, and other ongoing professional development opportunities. Added bonus: we own and offer free tuition to all employees.


Weekly Catered Lunches


We provide our team and their guests with in-office catered lunches each Friday. Each location is also stocked with free snacks and drinks.


Paid Time Off & 12 Paid Holidays


On top of accrued PTO, we provide 11 paid holidays plus your birthday off.


Insurance Coverage


Employees have several options for quality health, dental, and vision insurance to best fit individual needs.


Fitness Reimbursement


We want you to be healthy and happy, so we reimburse you up to $900 a year on memberships and/or expenses that enable exercise.


401k & ESOP


Our 401k plan provides a 3% safe harbor contribution, no match required. Employees are automatically added to the Employee Stock Ownership Plan upon meeting eligibility requirements.


Amazing Team Members


We believe our people are what makes us special! We intentionally create opportunities to collaborate and get to know one another on a personal level.


Basic Life & Disability Insurance


We provide $50k in life insurance, as well as short and long-term disability coverage at no cost to employees. Additional life insurance is offered on a voluntary basis.


Employee Referral Bonus


We reward employees and alumni up to $10,000 when a referral is hired.


Work-Life Balance Prioritization


We prioritize a healthy work-life balance that provides flexibility to have a life outside of work.


Sabbatical Leave


To reward and refresh you for years of service, we offer paid sabbaticals with expense reimbursements of up to $12,000.

What Our Teammates Say

  • "Elder Research is a firm that values collaboration, humility, and their people. Our passion for data and problem solving creates unique client solutions."
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    Christina Choi

    Portfolio Director Joined in 2018
  • "Imagine a collegial workplace where no one is competing and you are rewarded for doing what you love and do best. That's my Elder Research experience."
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    Mike Thurber

    Principal Scientist Joined in 2011
  • "Whether solving data-based problems, applying our products or training others, our experts keep people and their needs at the center of all we do."
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    Lisa Targonski

    Director of Commercial Services Joined in 2019
  • "This team remains a place where I'm learning and creating space for others to do the same. We offer more for our clients as our skills grow."
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    William Proffitt

    Senior Software Engineer Joined in 2011
  • "I get to work with a team of insightful, down-to-earth people learning, experimenting, and working together to solve interesting problems."
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    Tom Shafer

    Principal Data Scientist Joined in 2016
  • "Our diverse backgrounds, along with the respect and trust we have for each other, allow us to be creative in solving fun, challenging problems."
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    Joy McKinney

    Portfolio Director Joined in 2015
  • "I enjoy the commitment to continued learning and working with creative people who don’t mind debating why the tidyverse is preferable to data.table."
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    Carlos Blancarte

    Lead Data Scientist Joined in 2016

Get To Know Us

Our Culture

From how we work together to how we serve our clients, see what makes our culture unique.

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Data Driven. People Centered.

Our slogan acts as a measuring stick and a compass, against which, our words and behavior align and, through which, we are guided in our decisions.

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Our Team

It is the quality of our people as much as the power of our analytics solutions that delivers value for our clients.

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What Are We Looking For?


We are looking for bright, creative team members with diverse backgrounds who enjoy solving real world problems. We primarily hire people who have strong skills in data analysis or software development. Credentials and degrees are helpful, experience is very attractive, but the things that are essential are strong character, love of learning, humility to ask questions, love of serving clients, and team skills.

Members of our staff have educational backgrounds in a wide range of fields such as computer science, mathematics, biology, economics, English, finance, aerospace engineering, art and music, and others.


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An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.  EEO – Know Your Rights

Elder Research invites any applicant and/or employee to review our written Affirmative Action Plan.  This plan is available for inspection upon request by emailing  If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at 434-973-7673 or