Researcher/analyst at the Center for Development of Economic Modeling, NAC Analytica Corporate Fund

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NAC Analytica Corporate Fund

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Position

Researcher/analyst at the Center for Development of Economic Modeling (in quantitative finance)

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Key and functional objectives of the unit

·    Conduct research, provide information and advisory services in macroeconomic and monetary policy as well as financial sector;

·    Prepare analytical materials, reports, references and public information and analytical bulletins as part of the Center’s tasks;

·    Establish interaction and cooperation with local and foreign research centers, as well as international organizations and public authorities in macroeconomic and monetary policy as well as financial sector;

·    Participate in designing and delivering research programs of the Fund in macroeconomic and monetary policy as well as in financial sector.

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Key and functional objectives of the position

·    Gathering/structuring financial time series data;

·    Extracting data from Bloomberg and other public sources;

·    Building empirical finance models in coordination with academics;

·    Simulation of the models;

·    Forecasting main financial variables;

·    Generating newer and progressive ideas for research in empirical finance;

·    Keeping updated all the existing models and adapting them to newer methods of analysis.

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Educational background

·         Master’s degree in Economics/Finance or other finance related  area from recognized western universities and well-standing universities from Australia, Singapore, Russia;

·         If master’s degree in Mathematics, undergraduate degree in Economics/Finance is a must

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Professional experience sought (duration, field, industry, etc.)

·    Working experience is optional.

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Professional knowledge and personal qualities

·    Knowledge of at least one econometrics package is a must (Eviews, Stata, RATS, Matlab);

·    Knowledge of LaTeX is a plus;

·    Advanced knowledge of finance theory and financial econometrics;

·    Good knowledge of financial market instruments;

·    Experience in working with financial time-series data (regular and irregular);

·    Desire to work in research is a must;

·    Strong and confident communicator;

·    Punctuality, Accuracy, Attention to details.

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Command of languages including Kazakh (specify)

·    Russian (speaking/writing) – fluent (must);

·    English (speaking/writing) – fluent (must);

·    Kazakh (speaking/writing) – fluent (preferably).

 

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PC skills (software, how good at using PC)

·    High command of PC (Microsoft Office);

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CV submission deadline

·    Until an applicant meeting the above requirements is selected.