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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 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, real-time data, and thoughtful analysis to make smarter decisions to advance global prosperity.

The JPMorgan Chase Institute is seeking to fill the role of a Research Software Engineer (Associate), located in either its New York, N.Y. or Washington, D.C. office. In this role, you will be a critical member of the JPMC Institute data pipeline and operations teams, and a partner for the JPMC Institute researchers in liaising with various internal partners to solve technical challenges.

The Research Software Engineer will rely on excellent technical problem-solving skills to effectively manage a portfolio of short- and longer-term improvements to the Institute’s data environment, capabilities, and analytical practices. You will act as a team resource and technical expert to assist researchers in addressing technical challenges of working with big data to deliver first-of-its-kind research. You will identify and develop strategic technical capabilities in support of the Institute’s operating model and mission.

This role primarily focuses on collaborating with research teams to leverage data on trillions of transactions in a Hadoop tech stack to uncover insights about the U.S. economy and global financial markets. This involves consulting in the design and execution of statistical analyses, and playing a lead role in data validation efforts and in the smooth functioning and strategic planning of the institute’s technology stack. This role requires strong collaboration and communication skills to interact with various technology and business groups, as well as a nimble command of modern data science tools and techniques.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and coordinate communications with multiple partners throughout JPMorgan Chase, one of the largest consumer and investment banks in the US
  • Establish relationships with critical corporate and Line of Business partners in order to understand business processes and promote Institute data interests
  • Proactively identify opportunities to streamline integrated job workflows, including implementing automation and monitoring solutions for success
  • Provide technical guidance to Institute researchers and drive solutions to complex problems
  • Respond to researcher requests for advice on statistical techniques and project workflows
  • Collaborate with technology partners in root cause analysis (RCA) efforts to minimize future system issues
  • Work with big data developers and developer teams designing scalable supportable infrastructure.
  • Work with Linux server admin team in troubleshooting technical problems
  • Maintain awareness of new or emerging technologies and potential application to the Institute’s workflow

Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in computer science / computer engineering or related data science field (required)
  • Prior programming experience in a Hadoop environment
  • Creativity, collaborative spirit, excellent communication skills (written and verbal), and strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience scripting in Linux-based shells
  • Fluency with statistical computing tools like Spark, R, Python, or Scala
  • Advanced experience with Hive, Impala, and SQL
  • Passion for Institute mission a must

Please submit the above materials to institute@jpmchase.com with the subject line: Research Software Engineer.

JPMorgan Chase is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Veteran.

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 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 global 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 global economy, frames critical problems, and convenes stakeholders and leading thinkers.

The JPMorgan Chase Institute is seeking candidates for the position of Director of Outreach, located in Washington, DC.  The Director of Outreach will be responsible for development and management of strategic outreach activities that both raise the profile of the Institute and amplify its research releases.  S/he will work closely with the President/CEO, Chief of Staff, Research Directors, and Institute colleagues and vendors to increase awareness of and engagement with Institute research.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage Institute outreach and stakeholder engagement activities, which include:
    • Development of tailored, multi-channel engagement strategies to connect relevant stakeholder and audience networks to Institute research and Institute leadership, and to increase recognition of the Institute as a thought leader in economic policy and research communities of interest
    • Management of Institute outreach contractors, including vendor work planning, contract evaluation, and ensuring effective communication with Institute team
    • Development and oversight of external programming plan, e.g., report launch events and thematic research convenings, to support outreach strategy
    • Partnership with Chief of Staff and other Institute operations and communications colleagues to set strategic release dates and manage Institute editorial calendar
    • Delivery and project management of timely results
  • Identify internal and external stakeholder collateral needs and lead collateral development 
    • Identify connections between Institute research agenda and relevant current policy dialogues to strengthen outreach and communications messaging
    • Review and draft, as needed, external materials to ensure accurate representation of research and thorough copy editing standards in all Institute collateral, e.g., email communications, stakeholder toolkits, event collateral, and other promotional materials
    • Advise Institute leadership on the translation of complex economic research into compelling narratives
    • Anticipate and troubleshoot communication challenges for specific audiences
  • Liaise with senior and mid-level colleagues across JPMorgan Chase to manage a robust stakeholder outreach program with targeted internal and external audiences
    • Maintain strong working relationships with communications, public affairs, and other corporate partners to ensure strong internal coordination, risk mitigation, and delivery of Institute research to target audiences
    • Build and maintain relationships across the firm to effectively leverage JPMC networks and platforms, and to promote and distribute Institute content
  • Mentor and develop Outreach Associates by providing feedback on work product, developing individual and team capacity, and inspiring team performance
    • Provide direction on outreach workstreams, troubleshooting issues as they arise

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred
  • 6-10 years relevant experience in public affairs, strategic communications, and/or marketing required
  • Track record of developing and executing compelling outreach campaigns with measurable results
  • Experience leading stakeholder outreach and/or content promotion through a variety of channels and/or platforms required; digital outreach experience strongly preferred
  • Proven ability to build effective relationships with internal and external partners and work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders, including executive or senior leadership
  • Decisive leader with proven ability to operate effectively in a matrixed, fast-paced environment, and to work collaboratively to drive results
  • Experience leading, managing, and influencing team members to deliver results; prior experience leading and mentoring colleagues and teams strongly preferred
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; familiarity with economic and consumer finance topics preferred
  • Strong project management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks at same time
  • Demonstrates sound judgment and collaborative decision-making skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; flexibility to manage a portfolio of fluid priorities and timelines
  • Passion for Institute mission a must

Application Requirements:

  • Current resume
  • Cover letter

JPMorgan Chase is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Veteran.

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 (JPMC) 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, real-time data, and thoughtful analysis to make smarter decisions to advance global 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 global economy, frames critical problems, and convenes stakeholders and leading thinkers.

Drawing on JPMorgan Chase’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 an economist who will bring the best quantitative social science techniques and management skills to lead and conduct original research using proprietary big data within JPMorgan Chase. This individual will lead efforts to scope and execute new and existing research projects, coach a team of research professionals, and help build the Institute as an organization.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify and prioritize timely and impactful Institute research questions.
  • Conduct original data analyses using anonymized records of interactions between JP Morgan Chase and its clients; generate key insights quickly, and creatively present those insights for technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Plan and execute data asset building workstreams in service of future research projects: scope new data requests, review data request requirements, and conduct user test to validate data.
  • Ground ongoing research in the broader academic and policy literature.
  • 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.
  • Represent and communicate Institute findings to internal and external audiences; prepare and lead executive-level presentations within the firm as well as to other research organizations and thought leaders.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Strong background in economics and econometrics.
  • Prior experience analyzing big data (e.g., 1,000,000+ data points) using R, Stata, or Python, and wrangling big data using database tools like SQL. Familiarity with machine learning and other non-parametric statistical approaches would be a significant plus.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the state of the science in consumer finance.
  • Strong writing skills and ability to synthesize key messages for lay audiences.
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills and ability to visualize data.
  • Demonstrates creativity, excellent problem-solving and strategic thinking skills.
  • Ability to work in a high-performance, professional environment, with quick turn-around times and changing priorities.
  • Project management experience preferred, ideally within a research setting.
  • Ability to build relationships across an organization in order to achieve team objectives.
  • Strong time management skills; ability to develop workplans, set and meet deadlines, and effectively prioritize and delegate work.
  • PhD or Master’s degree required.
  • 3+ years of related job experience preferred.

Application Requirements:

  • Current resume
  • Cover letter
  • Statistical Coding Sample

Optional:

  • Writing sample (e.g., recent article, working paper, or class paper) that demonstrates your writing and analytical abilities
  • Academic Transcripts

JPMorgan Chase is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Veteran.

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 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, real-time data, and thoughtful analysis to make smarter decisions to advance global 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 global economy, frames critical problems, and convenes stakeholders and leading thinkers.

The JPMorgan Chase Institute seeks a Research Analyst in its New York, NY, office who will help conduct original research on Financial Markets topics using proprietary big data within JPMorgan Chase. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in economics and statistics; be knowledgeable about financial markets, the current economic policy debate, and general economic trends; and have an entrepreneurial and proactive mindset.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside research team, PhD students, and academic advisors to create cutting-edge analyses using the Institute’s anonymized investor transactions data alone or in combination with publicly-available data.
  • Draft and edit papers, slide decks, and blog posts for internal and external audiences.
  • Identify promising potential topics for the Institute’s research agenda.
  • Contribute to efforts to strengthen the Institute as an organization, including developing and refining protocols, establishing strategic partnerships, and building the team.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field required, Master’s degree or one-year related job experience preferred.
  • Statistical coding experience, especially experience using R, Python or SQL.
  • Strong background in quantitative social sciences research and/or econometrics.
  • Experience working with big data (e.g. 1,000,000 data points and more), especially administrative big data, and big data technology (e.g., Hadoop, Spark, etc.).
  • Demonstrated strong understanding of financial markets and instruments.
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a high-performance, fast-paced environment that requires quick turn-around.
  • Comfort with uncertainty and an entrepreneurial working context.
  • Creativity, discretion, and a commitment to intellectual rigor.
  • Must be able to take initiative to explore promising research areas and absorb and synthesize large amounts of information and data quickly.
  • Must be team-player and able to work in small, collaborative environment.
  • Must have the flexibility to take on new roles and responsibilities as this initiative evolves.

Application Requirements:

  • Current resume, cover letter, and including most recent standardized test scores (e.g., GRE, GMAT, SAT)
  • Statistical coding sample and a writing sample that demonstrates your writing and analytical abilities (e.g., recent article, working paper, or class paper)
  • Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)

JPMorgan Chase is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Veteran.

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 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, real-time data, and thoughtful analysis to make smarter decisions to advance global 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 global economy, frames critical problems, and convenes stakeholders and leading thinkers.

The JPMorgan Chase Institute seeks a 2017 Summer Research Analyst (Intern) based in Washington, D.C., to work closely with the Research team to support the analysis of JPMorgan Chase data by writing code to generate tables of external economic data, and working with teams to integrate these data into their research process. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in economics/social sciences and/or computer science. The candidate should be organized, in addition to having an entrepreneurial and proactive mindset. Knowledge of the current economic policy debate and general economic trends is a plus.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Engage with the research staff to identify analytic opportunities, resources, and requirements
  • Conduct independent research to better understand the unique view of the economy offered by a blending of JPMC data and other public data sources
  • Work alongside other analysts, Research Directors, PhD fellows, academic advisors, and internal thought-leaders to develop and conduct analyses that add to both the public and academic discourse
  • Attend, participate, and present synthesized research findings at weekly problem solving sessions
  • Pull and analyze relevant third-party datasets to support ongoing research initiatives
  • Liaise with researchers and communications partners to make reports and press releases more digestible, contextualized, and impactful
  • Identify promising potential topics for the Institute’s research agenda
  • Play a key part in User Acceptance Testing (UAT) before each research release
  • Explore and enhance data visualization tools to effectively convey research finding

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student with a degree in a quantitative social science, computer science, engineering, or another quantitative field
  • Ideally, experience conducting empirical social science research
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to synthesize and present compact research topics
  • Creativity, discretion, and a commitment to intellectual rigor
  • Initiative taker who can efficiently explore promising research areas and absorb and synthesize large amounts of information and data quickly
  • Team-player able to work in a small, high performing, and collaborative environment, often at a fast pace and under time constraints; comfort with uncertainty and an entrepreneurial working context
  • Experience programming in Python or another general purpose computing language is preferred
  • Experience HTML/CSS/JavaScript is a plus

Application Requirements:

  • Current resume, including most recent standardized test scores (e.g., GRE, GMAT, SAT)
  • Cover letter
  • Writing sample (e.g., recent article, working paper, or class paper) that demonstrates your writing and analytical abilities

Optional:

  • Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)

Please submit the above materials to institute@jpmchase.com with the subject line: 2018 Summer Research Analyst (Intern)

JPMorgan Chase is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Veteran.