The Research group at Dimensional is integral both in the successful day-to-day functioning of the firm and in helping develop Dimensionals long term strategy. The team produces high quality, thought-leadership research on investments and financial markets that is of interest to and helps educate clients. Research is also involved in the design and development of the firms investment approach and the application of that approach through portfolio management and trading.We are seeking aPHD-level Researcherfor our Austin and Charlotte offices to help deliver these key services. Researchersare expected to produce high quality, academically grounded research to support and enhance our investment strategies and for client education. Research findings are shared through white papers and presentations in Dimensional seminars and conferences. Responsibilities:Duties and assignments include, but are not limited to: Conduct rigorousempirical research related to portfolio structure andimplementation,run historicalsimulations, perform regression, attribution and characteristics analysis, conduct econometric tests to evaluate the impact of different portfolio construction and implementation approaches on expected performance, costs and diversification of our investment strategies. Collaborate closely with our investment and sales team to develop investment solutions that meet our clients needs, goals and preferences in a reliable, cost effective, and transparent way. Share our research findings through white papers and presentations at Dimensional seminars and conferences. Discuss Dimensionals investment philosophy, process, and strategies with clients and prospects. Review the latest advances in the academic work on asset pricing to support and enhance our investment strategies and for client education. Requirements:Applicants must have, or be near completion of a Ph.D. in a discipline such as finance, economics, mathematics, or statistics. Ideal applicants will have extensive background doing empirical research with large datasets, a strong background in econometrics and statistics, strong programming skills in 1 or more languages such as R, SQL, SAS, Matlab, C++, or Fortran. The position mandates an excellent expertise to communicate financial and economic concepts, in both verbal and written form, and the expertise to independently complete research projects, from idea generation to paper publication or strategy implementation. Strong applicants will also have exceptional attention to detail as well as imagination and creativity.When attaching a resume/CV, please also include a introductory letter, job market paper, and letters of recommendation.It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. The Company does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic info, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, covered veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training, job assignment, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, discipline, termination, and social and recreational programs.
Dimensional Fund Advisors
December 3 2017 on Jobsxl