• Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 2018-07-18

Assistant Director - Research

Location: New York, NY, USA

The Role / Responsibilities:
As an assistant director in research department, you will have the opportunity to join our Quantitative Research team in New York which has a rich history of providing leading edge research and thought leadership in the credit risk arena. As a part of this team, you will assist Moody's Analytics to continue our innovation in credit risk research.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Conducting sophisticated theoretical and empirical research on measurements of credit risk and fixed income valuation.
  • Coordinating with financial researchers and data analysts on research projects
  • Providing research support to the firm's prototype implementation and software development activities
  • Present research findings to technical and non-technical audiences


The Department / Team:
Will be a part of the Research and Modelling Group. The position is in New York City.

Qualifications:
  • PhD in quantitative fields including but not limited to Economics, Finance, Statistics, Math, Accounting, Operations research, Electrical and computer engineering, Computer science;
  • Research experience with large data
  • Research experience in machine learning;
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis and programming tools such as R, SAS, or Matlab;
  • Experience in analysing non-structured data, e.g., textural information
  • Knowledge in economic and/or financial modelling is a plus;
  • Excellent written, oral and presentation communication skills.


Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.2 billion in 2017, employs approximately 11,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 41 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.

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