Associate

Title: Associate

  • Employer: Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • Location: Austin, London, Sydney
  • Job Description:

    Dimensional Fund Advisors is a global asset management firm with a strong investment philosophy grounded in financial economics and the efficacy of capital markets. The firm prides itself on delivering a successful investment experience to our clients while maintaining the highest professional standards. We are seeking research associates for our Austin, London and Sydney offices to help pursue this mission. Prior to joining the teams in these offices, research professionals go through an introductory training period in our Austin, Texas headquarters.

    Associates are expected to produce high-quality, academically grounded research to support our investment strategies and for client education. Empirical analysis is primarily self-directed, although opportunities for collaboration exist. Research findings are shared through white papers and presentations in Dimensional seminars and conferences.

    Candidates must have, or be near completion, a Ph.D. in finance, or possibly economics or statistics. Ideal candidates will have extensive experience doing empirical research with large datasets, a strong background in econometrics and statistics, strong programming skills in one or more languages such as C++, Fortran, SAS, or Stata. The position requires an excellent ability to communicate financial and economic concepts, in both verbal and written form, and the ability to independently complete research projects, from idea generation to paper publication.

    We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Dimensional is an Equal Employment Opportunity Firm.

    Those interested should send cover letter, resume, three letters of reference, and writing sample (dissertation or other recent research) via email. Please reference “Associate” in the subject line and specify any geographical preferences in your cover letter.

    Email: PhDrecruiting@dimensional.com
    Website: http://www.dimensional.com/

    We will be interviewing at the AFA meetings in San Diego in January 2013.

  • Application Deadline: Until Filled
  • Contact Details: PhDrecruiting@dimensional.com

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