Research Specialist, Volatility Institute at NYU Shanghai (VINS)

Shanghai, China
Aug 10, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The research specialist is mainly responsible for participating/assisting VINS research projects and
maintaining financial database to support VINSIGHT website.


  • Participate in joint research projects between VINS and other financial institutions/schools
  • Assist Executive Director on academic research studies, including literature review, data processing and analysis, etc.
  • In charge of the maintenance and development of the financial datasets based on SQL to support the VINSIGHT website;
  • Any additional responsibilities related to Institute resources and activities that fall under the purview of the Senior Research Associate


Required Education:

  • Master's or higher degree in Finance/Statistics/Economics or related field
  • A second major in computer science highly valued

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Genuinely interested in finance research
  • Capable of executing research projects with supervision
  • Has a proven ability to use sophisticated econometric tools to analyze complex financial data on a large scale
  • Programming skills in Python/Matlab/SAS and SQL
  • Proficient in both written and spoken English and Chinese
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to work in an international and cross-culture environment
  • High professional integrity, honesty and trust

Desirable Skills:

  • Familiar with Linux, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax, PHP
  • Familiarity with Chinese financial markets
  • Knowledge and experience with financial data terminals/provider such as Wind/IFIND

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a CV and Cover Letter to Xin Zhou, VINS Executive Director, by email at

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