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Research Associate
Fire Cause Analysis

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Fire Cause Analysis
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Job Summary

$20-25 per hour
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Job Last Posted
Job posted 12 days ago
Job Role
Insurance, Data Analyst
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Job Description

We are a Fire Investigation firm looking for a Research Associate. We need a person who has high attention to detail, great problem solving and computer skills, is a self starter, quick learner, and can stay calm under fire. If you are a quick witted person who can handle and prioritize multiple demands when things are busy, but can also be self motivated when things are slow, we are looking for you!


  • Perform research on project requests such as: manufacture defects and recalls, building/fire/electrical codes, permits and building plans, historical weather data, geospatial data and aerial photographs.
  • Management of post-fire scene data such as photographs and diagrams.
  • Draw computerized architectural diagrams.
  • Review and edit technical reports.
  • Summarize case files, depositions, reports, etc.
  • Proactively identify project issues. Facilitate resolution and communicate on and/or elevate issues as required to insure timely resolve.
  • Provide IT and administrative support.


  • Bachelor's Degree, or a combination of education and experience.
  • Science or Engineering background strongly desired.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Apps for Work, Adobe Acrobat. Ability to learn new computer programs.
  • Proven ability to support several projects simultaneously and under tight schedules.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Technical writing skills are desired.
  • Acute attention to detail with a commitment to excellence and high standards.

Business Overview

Our Story

At Fire Cause Analysis (FCA), our love for the scientific approach drives who we are and what we do. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. We combine fire investigation, forensic engineering, and risk management perspectives to provide scientific evaluations for clients in the insurance and legal industries.  

Our team is led by nationally recognized forensic experts and claims professionals who have earned their CPCU designation. This multi-disciplined team enables us to provide well-rounded, high-quality services to clients. With our expertise in investigation, engineering, and insurance practices, FCA has delivered answers from ashes since 1977.

With our dedication, commitment, and team of experts, FCA strives to provide extraordinary services to make your case a success. 


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