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CAREERS JPMorgan Chase Institute Research Senior Associate



  • 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
  • Transcripts (undergraduate and/or graduate)

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 an economist with superior skills in quantitative social science techniques and data science to lead and conduct research using administrative data from consumer and small business financial products, including checking, credit card, mortgage, and brokerage accounts. Working with a collaborative team of research professionals, this individual will drive impact by leveraging proprietary big data to generate insights into economic dynamics and policy. 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.  This position is based in Washington, D.C.

        Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct original economics research and data analysis using large data sets of de-identified banking records and associated administrative JPMorgan Chase & Co and external datasets.
  • Perform literature reviews, edit and draft reports and other research materials.
  • Work alongside other researchers, 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.
  • Communicate analytical insights and be directly involved in the research process.
  • Work with large datasets using big data programming languages on a Hadoop platform, and produce statistical and visual analytics.
  • Gain and apply topic-specific knowledge in areas such as consumer finance, small businesses, housing finance, and financial markets.

        Candidate Qualifications

  • Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in relevant field (e.g. statistics, economics, 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 big data sets (greater 100,000 observations) and big data techniques (e.g. machine learning).
  • Strong programming experience; preferred languages include (SQL, Python, Scala).
  • Experience with big data computing on a Hadoop platform (e.g. Spark, Hive)
  • Experience 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 desire to be directly involved in the public-oriented mission of the Institute.
  • Capacity to work in a high-performance professional environment, with quick turn-around and changing priorities.
  • Commitment to intellectual rigor and observance of compliance and data privacy controls.
  • Comfort with uncertainty and an entrepreneurial working context; flexibility to take on new roles and responsibility as the initiative evolves.