Senior Research Associate

Title: Senior Research Associate

  • Employer: Global Risk Institute in Financial Servi
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  • Salary: TBD
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Job Description:

    The GRI Research Strategy is focused on an ongoing program of high quality research that is both applied and interdisciplinary in nature. Research will take many different forms - original research, modelling, case studies and surveys.  It will involve disciplines as diverse as finance, economics, econometrics, actuarial science, and mathematics.  Major research projects will be located both at selected universities and in-house at GRI. The Global Risk Institute's international forums will transmit the research findings and promote international discussion of their effects on the financial services sector.

    Reporting and Working Relationships
    • The Senior Research Associate will report to the Managing Director, Research (the MD, Research)
    • The Senior Research Associate will work with the MD, Research and colleagues in Research, Education, including the Managing Director, Education and, as and if requested, the President and CEO of GRI
    • In the course of the Senior Research Associate’s assignments, there could be the need to work and interact with stakeholders in academia, financial institutions and policy-setting and regulatory authorities

    Major Responsibilities
    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Provide applied, integrative research and analytical support in the risk management area
    • Plan and execute quantitative data analysis to support scholar research and prepare results to complement published material
    • Responsible for synthesizing research findings from key reports and publications for sharing with a range of audiences through various communication mediums
    • Ensure that research findings are applied and communicated in ways that enhance the quality of decision-making in the sector
    • Provide advice and support to relevant working groups and committees
    • Analyze data, interpret results, prepare recommendations and present reports
    • Lead and collaborate with others in developing new tools/methods, training materials, documented programs, data quality reports and related deliverables

    Core Competencies and Qualifications:
    • Exceptional communication, report writing, and collaboration skills
    • Superior analytical skills
    • Ability to plan and implement research projects, in time and within budget
    • Knowledge of sound research methodologies
    • The ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment with minimum supervision
    • Ability to seek out information from a variety of sources
    • Experience with public presentations
    • Ph. D., in Financial Mathematics, Finance, Economics, or a closely related field required
    • Ideally, experience in a risk management or research department within a financial institution (ideally 3-5 years experience)

  • Application Deadline: Posted Until Position is Filled
  • Contact Details: Karen Tam,, 416-306-0606

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