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The JPMorgan Chase Institute is a global think tank dedicated to delivering data-rich analyses and expert insights for the public good. The mission of the JPMorgan Chase Institute (Institute) is to help decision makers—policymakers, businesses, and nonprofit leaders—appreciate the scale, granularity, diversity, and interconnectedness of the global economic system and use better facts, timely data, and thoughtful analysis to make smarter decisions to advance prosperity. Drawing on JPMorgan Chase’s unique proprietary data, expertise, and market access, the Institute develops analyses and insights on the inner workings of the economy, frames critical problems, and convenes stakeholders and leading thinkers.
The JP Morgan Chase Institute seeks an economist with superior skills in quantitative social science techniques, data science, and management to lead and conduct consumer research. This individual will drive impact by leveraging proprietary big data to scope new and existing consumer research while leading a fast paced collaborative team of research professionals. The ideal candidate will serve as an ambassador and expert on behalf of JPMorgan Chase Institute’s research to relevant decision makers – policymakers , businesses, and non-profit leaders – as well as communities of influence, including academics, data scientists, advocates, and the media.
- Conduct original data analyses using large datasets of de-identified records of consumer banking activities and associated administrative JPMorgan Chase data
- Identify and prioritize timely and impactful Institute research questions.
- Provide regular, ongoing technical guidance to team members on their analytical output and next steps on statistical methods including: economic measurement, causal inference, weighting, clustering, and machine learning.
- Ground ongoing research in the broader academic and policy literature and articulate implications of our findings for public, private, and nonprofit decision makers.
- Lead research projects through not just the analytics but also the drafting and writing phase. Write and edit drafts of original research as well as syntheses of existing research.
- Manage the research project production process, by working with the Production and Outreach team to develop workplans, set timelines, and provide feedback on final report document and downstream collateral (e.g. press release, social media content, and data visualizations).
- Lead efforts to strengthen the Institute as an organization, including developing and refining processes, and identifying strategic partnerships.
- Provide regular direction for team members, including the best sequence and allocation of work across workstreams; assess and provide regular feedback on their performance and career development.
- Serve as a thought leader on coding best practices in the context of team-based work and with the latest technology and languages in a distributed computing environment (e.g. Hadoop).
- Plan and execute data asset building workstreams in service of future research projects: In collaboration with the Data Pipeline Team, scope new data requests, review data request requirements, and scope and conduct user test to validate data.
- Represent and communicate Institute findings to internal and external audiences, both technical and non-technical; prepare and lead executive-level presentations within the firm as well as to other research organizations and thought leaders at conferences and roundtables.
- Engage with press as required.
Leadership and Project Management
Data & Technical
Outreach & External Affairs
- Master’s degree required; PhD preferred in relevant discipline
- 5+ years of research and data analytics experience
- Experience analyzing big data (e.g., 1,000,000+ data points) and 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 big data collaboration tools (git, Jira) are a plus.
- Strong background in microeconomics and econometrics; relevant sub-fields include household finance, labor economics, public economics, health economics, and housing finance. Familiarity with machine learning and other non-parametric statistical approaches is a significant plus.
- Demonstrated understanding of and experience with publically available microeconomic data sources on the US population.
- 2+ years of leadership and project management experience
- Strong writing and data visualization skills and ability to synthesize and present key messages for lay audiences.
- Strong presentation skills and executive presence.
- Demonstrates creativity, excellent problem-solving and strategic thinking skills and initiative taking
- Ability to lead and work in a high-performance, professional environment, with quick turn- around times and changing priorities.
- Experience managing projects, ideally within a research setting.
- Ability to build relationships across an organization in order to achieve team objectives.
- Time management skills; ability to develop workplans, set and meet deadlines, effectively prioritize and delegate work, manage scope as required.
Leadership and Project Management
- Current resume
- Cover letter
- Statistical coding sample
- Writing sample (e.g., recent article or research paper) that demonstrates your writing and analytical abilities
- Academic Transcripts
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