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J.P. Morgan Chase Institute Research Associate - NYC or Washington DC

Job Description

The new 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 Associate who will bring the best of quantitative social sciences to lead and conduct original research on Consumer, Business, or Global Financial Markets using proprietary big data within JPMorgan Chase. The Research Associate will lead efforts to scope and execute new and existing research projects, manage a small team of research professionals, and help build the Institute as an organization.
Job Responsibilities
• Scope and execute new and existing research projects based on available data and areas of interest; develop workplans and manage to deadlines
• Manage a small team of research professionals
• Lead and support efforts to strengthen the Institute as an organization, including developing and refining protocols, establishing strategic partnerships, and developing the team
• Conduct original data analysis using anonymized records from individuals and businesses within different lines of business
• Conduct market research and literature reviews to contextualize research within existing knowledge and benchmarks
• Lead weekly problem solving sessions on various research efforts
• Draft and review written research reports and other outputs
• Prepare and lead presentations to top executives in the firm as well as other research organizations and thought leaders
• Lead efforts to build the JPMorgan Chase data asset, including scoping new data requests, reviewing data request requirements, and user testing to validate data
• Adhere to, reinforce and strengthen data privacy and management protocols

Candidates with quantitative social sciences research experience are strongly preferred, especially those with experience in R, Stata, Python or SQL.
• Strong background in econometrics
• Experience working with big data (e.g. 1,000,000 data points and more)
• Demonstrated strong understanding of financial services and business issues is a plus
• Strong writing and oral communications skills
• Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
• Demonstration of problem-solving skills and the ability to take initiative
• Ability to work in a high-performance, professional environment, with quick turn- around and changing priorities;
• Ability to build relationships with subject matter experts across the firm, in order to access, analyze different datasets and validate findings;
• Strong project management skills
• Team Player and Flexibility.
• Master’s degree, PhD, or 5+ years of related job experience preferred.
Application Requirements
1. Current resume
2. Cover letter
3. Writing sample (e.g., recent article, working paper, or class paper) that demonstrates your writing and analytical abilities
Please submit the above materials to with the subject line:
Research Associate Application
JPMorgan Chase is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Veteran.

Req #: 150070393
Location: Washington, DC US
Job Category: Corporate Staff
Employment Type: Full Time
Potential Referral Amount: US Dollar (USD)

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