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What Chainalysis is looking for in applicants

Vibrant storytellers and Chainalysis evangelists, our Marketing team leverages cutting-edge research, real customer success stories and the infinite possibilities in-between to drive expansion around the world. We need a creative and data-focused research lead to help us educate the world on how cryptocurrency usage differs by region. We regularly put out the statistic that 1% of all cryptocurrency activity is illicit, but what about the other 99%? We know the answer to this involves region and country specific analysis and insight.

The Economist has in-depth experience conducting research projects. They feel most at home when they’re hands-on exploring data related to trends in regional economic activity and translating findings into information that excites and engages their audience. Success is working collaboratively with our sales and marketing team to produce compelling research that attracts new audiences to Chainalysis, engages prospects and educates our customers.  

In one year you’ll know you were successful if… 

  • You have worked with teams across the company including research, sales, product management, communications, and investigations to research new topics, plan and deliver webinars, and provide account-specific research.
  • You’ve conducted economic forecasting and analysis of trends in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space.
  • You will assist with the annual Geography of Cryptocurrency Report and provide country specific research on an ad hoc basis to sales, research, customers and prospects.
  • You will attend conferences around the world and customer events to present research.
  • You own the creation of customer-facing material based upon original research.
  • You have become an expert in the cryptocurrency market, with a particular focus on what drives cryptocurrency activity in different regional markets.

A background like this helps:

  • You have experience with data analysis, specifically as it relates to researching global markets. Experience in macroeconomic and microeconomic analysis preferred. Cryptocurrency research is preferred. 
  • You have proven interest in analyzing geographic trends either in one-specific country, one-specific region, or international dynamics between regions and countries.
  • You have led a research project, including scoping the problem statement and detailing the data needed to answer the question.
  • Your top-notch project management skills have been showcased through the development of detailed project plans which monitor and track progress.
  • You are passionate about data visualization and have experience creating interesting data visualizations based on complex datasets with preferred experience in SQL, Python, R, Stata, Tableau, and/or Amazon QuickSight.
  • Highly organized but willing to adjust direction when necessary.
  • High sense of urgency and goal orientation (you thrive in fast paced environment).
  • Exceptional communication skills including the ability to take an independent stance when interfacing with cross functional stakeholders, while maintaining their respect and confidence.
  • Act as a spokesperson for research coming out on the blog and other forums


At Chainalysis, we help government agencies, cryptocurrency businesses, and financial institutions track and investigate illicit activity on the blockchain, allowing them to engage confidently with cryptocurrency. We take care of our people with great benefits, professional development opportunities, and fun.

You belong here. 

At Chainalysis, we believe that diversity of experience and thought makes us stronger. With both customers and employees around the world, we are committed to ensuring our team reflects the unique communities around us. Some of the ways we’re ensuring we keep learning are an internal Diversity Committee, Days of Reflection throughout the year including International Women’s Day, Juneteenth, Harvey Milk Day, and International Migrant’s Day, and a commitment to continue revisiting and reevaluating our diversity culture. 

We encourage applicants across any race, ethnicity, gender/gender expression, age, spirituality, ability, experience and more. Additionally, if you need any accommodations to make our interview process more accessible to you due to a disability, don't hesitate to let us know. You can learn more here. We can’t wait to meet you.  

Applying from the EU? Please review our Candidate GDPR Notice.


By submitting this application, I consent to and authorize Chainalysis to contact my former employers, and any and all other persons and organizations for information bearing upon my qualifications for employment.  I further authorize the listed employers, schools and personal references to give Chainalysis (without further notice to me) any and all information about my previous employment and education, along with other pertinent information they may have, and hereby waive any actions which I may have against either party(ies) for providing a reference.  I understand any future employment will be contingent on the Company receiving satisfactory employment references.

Chainalysis COVID-19 Policy - USA

All employees are required to have or obtain a COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment at Chainalysis, unless an exemption has been approved. All employees shall be required to report their vaccine status. All new employees shall be required to provide proof of their vaccination status prior to the start of their employment.  

Chainalysis COVID-19 Policy - EMEA
As an employer, Chainalysis is obliged to ensure a healthy and safe working environment. This means that we must try to prevent the coronavirus from spreading inside the workplace and all employees are obliged to follow the local regulations issued by the relevant health authorities.  

  • To help support a safe work environment, we encourage all employees in EMEA to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Employees will not be required to attend an event or in-person customer meeting. 
  • Employees in the EU and the UK are allowed to travel internationally for internal meetings to any country deemed “green or amber” by the EU and the UK authorities. All attendees for Chainalysis in-person events or meetings will be required to adhere to the following guidelines:  
    • International travel will only be permitted if you receive approval from both your manager and Executive Leader
    • You must familiarize yourself and comply with any screening/safety protocols imposed by the entity/individual hosting the in-person meeting or event
    • You must comply with any and all safety guidelines and travel restrictions established by applicable law  
    • If you are in close or proximate contact with others at the event/customer site and test positive for COVID-19, you must immediately notify the People Team and avoid contact with others for 10 days

Chainalysis COVID-19 Policy - APAC
With circumstances changing on a regular basis and parts of our APAC team going in and out of mandatory lockdown, APAC will continue to follow country legislation and guidelines.

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