Thomas Maher and George Melas-Kyriazi were named research analysts by Lord, Abbett & Co., Jersey City, N.J. Both are new positions. Mr. Maher will work on the firm's midcap growth equity team; Mr. Melas-Kyriazi, small-cap core equities. Mr. Maher was an international equity analyst at INVESCO, New York; his job was eliminated in October. Mr. Melas-Kyriazi was a small-cap analyst at Galleon Group, New York, a hedge fund manager. Officials there didn't return phone calls.