Research analyst – Li-ion batteries and materials

Role overview:

We are an industry-leading market intelligence company and are seeking a talented analyst to join our growing team and support our analytical and product-building capabilities. Based in Xi’an and reporting to our China Research Manager, you’ll be working directly with our senior leadership and our global team, spread across six continents, and serving a range of clients including governments, financial institutions, tech firms, and automotive OEMs. The Research Analyst will support Project Blue subscriptions, consulting, and events with a focus on battery and EV markets. The role involves monitoring market trends, updating our Proxima tool, and supporting report writing, data work, and client calls.

Job responsibilities:

  • Develop specialist expertise in the analysis of the battery and EV supply chain to support Project Blue’s research.
  • Remain current with industry developments relevant to raw materials, batteries and EVs.
  • Help maintain our research database with guidance from the senior team.
  • Create content and write up research with close supervision from your line manager and product managers.
  • Build relationships with industry contacts and treat these with the appropriate confidentiality and Project Blue values.
  • Contribute in a supporting role to research projects and consulting work across the company.
  • Help nurture and grow a supportive team for new and existing Project Blue staff.
  • Support Project Blue client engagement together with a senior team member (virtual and in person).

Job requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in geology, finance, economics, or a related field.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both Mandarin Chinese and English.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, including data analysis, formulas, and pivot tables.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail, especially in data analysis and reporting.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and work effectively in a dynamic environment.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills to handle multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Proven ability to identify issues, propose solutions, and implement changes as needed.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • Ability to create clear and concise presentations to convey findings and recommendations.
  • Understanding of commodity markets and related end-use sectors.
  • Proactive attitude and a willingness to take initiative in identifying/addressing challenges.
  • Adherence to high ethical standards/confidentiality in handling sensitive information.
  • Willingness to continuously learn and stay updated on industry trends and best practices.
  • Ability to build a professional network within the industry.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing job responsibilities and learn new skills as required.
  • Professional demeanour and ability to represent us professionally in all interactions.
  • Intellectual curiosity.


Xi’an, China.