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190102975 JPMorgan Chase Institute - Research Analyst

JP Morgan Chase Washington, DC
  • Posted: November 06, 2019
  • Full-Time
JPMorgan Chase Institute - Research Analyst
Req #: 190102975
Location: Washington, DC, US
Job Category: Corporate Staff
Potential Referral Amount: US Dollar (USD)
JPMorgan Chase Institute:

The JPMorgan Chase Institute  is a global think tank dedicated to delivering data-rich analyses and expert insights for the public good. Its aim is to help decision makers - policymakers, businesses, and nonprofit leaders - appreciate the scale, granularity, diversity, and interconnectedness of the global economic system and use timely data and thoughtful analysis to make more informed decisions that advance prosperity for all. Drawing on JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s unique proprietary data, expertise, and market access, the Institute develops analyses and insights on the inner workings of the global economy, frames critical problems, and convenes stakeholders and leading thinkers.

Position Overview:

The JPMorgan Chase Institute seeks a Research Analyst in its Washington, D.C. office who will bring the best of quantitative social sciences to lead and conduct economic research using propriety big data within JPMorgan Chase.  The ideal candidate will have a strong background in economics or another quantitative social science; experience in statistics, data science and /or computer programming; have an entrepreneurial and proactive mindset, and be a strong communicator.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct original data analysis using anonymized records of banking transactions from all across JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Draft and edit papers, slide decks, and blog posts for internal and external audiences.
  • Work alongside other analysts, Research Directors, PhD fellows, academic advisors, and internal thought-leaders to create cutting-edge analyses, using Institute data alone or in combination with existing publicly-available data that add to both the public and academic discourse.
  • Identify promising potential topics for the Institute's research agenda.
  • Assist with coordinating the work of outside academics and policy analysts.
  • Contribute to efforts to strengthen the Institute as an organization, including developing and refining protocols, establishing strategic partnerships, and building the team.
Candidate Qualifications
  • Strong background in statistics/economics/econometrics/public policy/data science, or other related fields.
  • Ability to translate economic research into implications for policy makers and other decision makers.
  • Experience working with data sets too large to be reviewed one record at a time or edited by hand (e.g. greater than 100,000 observations) and big data techniques (e.g. machine learning).
  • Strong programming experience; preferred languages include (SQL, R, Python, Scala).
  • Experience with big data computing on a Hadoop platform (e.g. Spark, Hive) and working with technical collaboration tools (git, Jira) is a plus.
  • Prior experience working with financial services or other administrative data sets is a plus.
  • Strong sense of intellectual curiosity and a desire to learn new techniques, approaches, and tools.
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a high-performance professional environment, with quick turn-around and changing priorities.
  • Comfort with uncertainty and an entrepreneurial working context; flexibility to take on new roles and responsibilities as this initiative evolves.
  • Creativity, strict observance of compliance and data privacy controls, and a commitment to intellectual rigor.
  • Ability to absorb and synthesize large amounts of information and data quickly.
  • Capacity to be a team-player and be able to work in small, collaborative environment.
  • Bachelor's degree required in statistics, economics, public policy, data science, or other related fields.
Application Requirements
  1. Current resume, including most recent standardized test scores (e.g., GRE, GMAT, SAT)
  2. Cover letter
  3. Statistical coding sample (R, Python, SQL, Scala, Stata, or similar applications)
  • Writing sample (e.g., recent article, working paper, or class paper) that demonstrates your writing and analytical abilities
  • Transcripts (undergraduate and/or graduate)

JP Morgan Chase


Washington, DC

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