JOE - December 2013

AQR Capital Management
Research Associate
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Associate
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Greenwich, CT, USA
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Deadline Date: 12/14/2013

JOE ID Number: 201312_400095

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AQR Capital Management is seeking Research Associates to join our team of professionals to focus on our proprietary strategies related to stock selection and asset allocation. Candidates should be motivated and enthusiastic about implementing new ideas and are expected to be hands on and self-sufficient in conducting all aspects of research projects. The role will involve collaboration with other researchers, portfolio managers, risk managers as well as traders to develop new and improve current investment strategies.

Your Role
-Perform statistical and economic research using financial data to develop new, and improve current investment strategies in collaboration with existing research teams
-Conduct research on various aspects of the implementation of investment strategies such as trading cost models, risk models, optimization, and portfolio construction
-Add features to proprietary research system to implement new research ideas

What You'll Bring
-Ph.D. candidate from top program with degree in Finance or Economics
-Demonstrated interest in the financial industry
-Experience conducting empirical research and analyzing with large data setsStrong background in econometrics (or statistics) and knowledge of optimization is preferred
-Experience programming in MATLAB or similar tools; Python experience a plus
-Strong presentation skills and ability to discuss and explain involved concepts in both verbal and written form
-Strong analytical and problem solving skills
-Passion for research, hard work, and eagerness to learn in a highly intellectual, collaborative environment

AQR is a global investment firm built at the nexus of financial theory and practical application. We strive to deliver concrete, long-term results by looking past market noise to identify and isolate the factors that matter most, and by developing ideas that stand up to rigorous testing. By putting theory into practice, we have become a leader in alternative strategies and an innovator in traditional portfolio management since 1998.

At AQR, our employees share a common spirit of academic excellence, intellectual honesty and an unwavering commitment to seeking the truth. We're determined to know what makes financial markets tick- and we'll ask every question and challenge every assumption. We recognize and respect the power of collaboration, and believe transparency and openness to new ideas leads to innovation.
Application Instructions:

AQR will be conducting interviews at the AFA Conference in Philadelphia, PA on January 3-5, 2014. Please include any references and job market papers with your resume submission. The application deadline is Saturday, December 14, 2013. If you are interested in applying for this position please submit your resume to and include - AFA Conference Candidate - in the subject line. We only contact those candidates we are interested in moving forward with. We are an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer.

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