Research Scientist

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Working Title: Research Scientist

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Data Science Institute

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 07-16-2018

Posting Summary:
The Data Science Institute at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Research Scientist in financial market data, with training in data science, or a similar field that emphasizes the study of financial data. The Data Science Institute is working on establishing verticals in a number of areas, including finance. This position will help initiate a research program in data science in the financial sector and create relationships with researchers across Grounds to work with financial data that we will acquire along with other potential financial data sets.

The successful candidate will balance duties comprised of service to the Data Science Institute and research on financial market data. This is initially a one-year appointment, but may be renewable for subsequent years, based on performance and the availability of funds.

Candidates must have a Master's degree in a quantitative field with significant work experience in a related field or a Ph.D. in a quantitative field. Candidates must have at least 3 years of experience in data mining in the financial sector and demonstrated research experience in financial modeling as well as familiarity and experience with natural language processing techniques. The successful candidate is expected to be highly motivated, to have good written and oral communication skills, and to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.

To apply, visit https://[email protected] and search on Posting Number 0623660. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Applications will be accepted for this position until August 5, 2018 and the position has an anticipated start date in early September 2018.

For further information about the position, please contact Phil Bourne at [email protected]

For information about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom at [email protected]

The University of Virginia is an Equal opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Posted: 7/17/2018
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