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CAREERS JPMorgan Chase Institute Research Lead, Housing (Vice President)



  • New York City & Washington, D.C.

Application Requirements

  • Current resume


  • Cover letter
  • Statistical coding sample (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

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

Please submit your application materials at the following link


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


Please email your application materials to institute@jpmchase.com.


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. 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 more accurate facts, real-time 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. Since its inception 6 years ago, the JPMorgan Chase Institute has published research on a range of household finance, labor markets, small business, local economic development, and financial markets topics.

Position Overview:

The JPMorgan Chase Institute seeks a researcher and team leader with superior skills in quantitative social science techniques, data science, and management to lead its housing research portfolio. This individual will use proprietary administrative data to scope new and existing research while leading a 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.

The Housing Research Lead will lead and coach a team of researchers and data scientists and liaise with seasoned research leads and policy experts to direct and guide research projects; to leverage existing data sets, knowledge, and relationships; and to serve as an ambassador on behalf of the JPMorgan Chase Institute in synthesizing findings for internal and external audiences. They will also collaborate with the PolicyCenter team and other parts of CR and the business to help inform its racial equity commitments and agenda for housing market affordability.

          Job Responsibilities


  • Apply topic-specific knowledge in housing finance and housing policy to identify and prioritize timely and impactful research projects, and triage inbound requests for analysis. Specific areas of focus in the past have included mortgage underwriting, product design, the impact of the housing market on the macroeconomy, inequitable access to mortgage credit, and affordable housing.
  • Conduct original data analyses using large datasets of anonymized administrative data using expert coding practices and big data programming languages.
  • Plan, execute, and partner with others to construct data assets in service of research projects.
  • Lead research projects through delivery, including drafting and presenting recommendations and delivering insights in a compelling manner actionable by senior leadership.

         Outreach & Engagement

  • Synthesize and communicate data insights and findings for policy makers and other internal and external stakeholders, both technical and non-technical.
  • Work with bank colleagues to understand and contextualize research findings within business products, practices, and strategies and consider revenue and cost implications for the business as well as economic implications for customers.
  • Build and maintain internal and external relationships to promote engagement and collaboration.

        Project & People  Management

  • Develop, plan, and execute research projects with guidance from research leadership.
  • Provide day-to-day coaching and regular feedback for direct and matrixed reports on their performance and career development, helping to prioritize and execute tasks.
  • Draft, coordinate input on, and bring to the finish line final products. Coordinate and help deliver executive presentations and progress updates.
  • Help strengthen the Institute as an organization, including developing and refining processes and promoting a collaborative culture committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

         Candidate Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in relevant discipline (e.g., Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Public Policy, Data Science, Urban Planning); Ph.D preferred
  • 6-10 years of relevant experience, including substantial experience in data analytics and/or quantitative research, grounded in microeconomics, econometrics, or other relevant social science
  • Interest and background in housing finance and housing policy
  • Excellent problem-solving skills; track record of creativity, innovation, and initiative-taking
  • Experience analyzing racial gaps or other inequities in socioeconomic or financial outcomes is a plusExperience writing modular / reusable code to perform statistical analyses on large administrative data sets (e.g., millions of records)
  • Experience with Python or Scala preferred; experience with distributed Hadoop platform tools (e.g., Spark, Hive) and collaboration tools (git,  Jira) is a plus.

        Outreach & Engagement

  • Excellent communicator able to convey complex information in an understandable, compelling, and persuasive manner to senior executives and external firm stakeholders
  • Strong presentation skills and executive presence; experience synthesizing and presenting messages for non-technical audiences through writing, data visualization
  • Proven ability to build effective relationships and collaborate with colleagues and stakeholders
  • Experience working in the financial services industry and / or client services is preferred

        Project & People Management

  • 2+ years of leadership and project management experience, ideally within a research setting; ability to meet deadlines, effectively prioritize and delegate work, and manage project scope; experience managing internal or external clients is preferred
  • Ability to effectively execute in a high-performance workplace, with strong organization and attention to detail
  • Experience leading and developing team members and creating an inclusive team environment