Data Science - Associate/VP level - Greenfield build-out, Tier 1 inves

GQR Global Markets
10 Aug 2017
15 Aug 2017
Contract Type

A tier one investment bank in London is seeking to hire an NLP specialist to join their newly formed
data science team. This will be an equities & cross-asset focused quantitative strategy team within the
research department for a leading bank. This is a multifaceted who are charged with finding
innovative solutions to real world financial problems through the utilization of statistical and
predictive modeling approaches; NLP processes & machine learning etc.

The role:

  • Utilizing text mining & web retrieval techniques to facilitate the collection of publicly available unstructured data.
  • Performing natural language, machine learning, and statistical analysis methods, such as classification, sentiment analysis, and topic modeling
  • Working entirely within the front-office, supporting quants, traders & other senior business figures in the creation of alpha generating trading strategies.
  • Producing research reports on the topic of machine learning & NLP approaches to unstructured data.


  • PhD/MSc specializing in Statistical/Predictive approaches ideally with an natural language processing or Information retrieval background.
  • Demonstrable interest in financial services
  • Strong computational skills in either C++, Java, Python
  • Statistical coding skills in Python/R, Apache Spark MLlib etc.
  • Specialist background in Natural language processing/information retrieval
  • A track record of publications/research reports within the data science industry is desirable.
  • Strong communicative skills