|Length of term||2-4 years||no limit after probation period||12 months with possible extension|
|Requirements||PhD (not required)||PhD (not required)||PhD with current tenure-track position at university|
|Relevant Job Postings (SSRN)||SEC Fellow (Financial Economist)|
|Application Guide||Applying for a Fellow position||Applying for a Permanent position||Applying for a Visiting Scholar Position|
Operations Research Analyst
Operations Research Analysts (or Data Scientists) in DERA are federal employees who typically have a bachelor’s or higher degree in operations research, mathematics, or similar quantitative field, and perform quantitatively intensive analyses using a wide range of advanced techniques such as data mining, text analytics, natural language processing, topic modeling, machine learning, as well as classical statistical methods. Using these techniques, Operations Research Analysts generate risk metrics and develop processes designed to identify potential market misconduct, federal securities law statutory or rule violations, and other issues that could adversely affect the well-functioning of financial market activity and investors. DERA Operations Research Analysts commonly use tools like JAVA, Python, SAS, and R to implement cutting-edge analytical methods, and to design, develop, maintain, and modify quantitative models, metrics and reports that support market risk assessment and monitoring activities.
Quote from Marco Enriquez:
"As a Data Scientist in DERA, I get to collaborate with other divisions and develop innovative AI algorithms to help protect American investors."
Senior Operations Research Analyst Marco Enriquez
Modified: March 12, 2021