Research Associate

Boston, MA 02116

Posted: 08/17/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Specialty: Office Services Job Number: 81816

Our client in Boston, MA is seeking a Research Associate to join their research team. As the Research Associate, you will be responsible for coming up with investment ideas, codifying those ideas into signals, back-testing the signals, and producing return and risk forecasts based on the signals to drive trading decisions. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Research Associate:
  • Merge, structure, and analyze large amounts of data from various sources
  • Assess quality of historical panel data, diagnosing deficiencies and prescribing fixes
  • Work with developers to design feeds for new data sources from third-party vendors
  • Participate in data architecture decision-making to support research analytics platform
  • Perform ad-hoc exploratory statistics and analysis on research data sets
  • Write and maintain code that supports the investment research process
  • Research predictable patterns in asset returns, risks, and trading costs
Requirements for the Research Associate:
  • Bachelor’ s Degree in a technical field, such as applied mathematics, economics, engineering or computer science
  • Demonstrated professional or academic success
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills
  • Understanding of probability, statistics, linear regression, and time-series analysis
  • 2+ years of experience with a statistical computing environment such as Stata, R, or SAS
  • Experience analyzing large data sets
  • Interest in financial markets
  • Expert programming skills
  • 2+ years of experience with programming in Python
  • Experience with database software such as MS SQL Server
  • Good understanding of the academic field of empirical asset pricing
  • Familiarity with financial data products such as Worldscope, Thomson Reuters Estimates, etc.
  • Experience with stock market data sets
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship                     

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