Research Analyst (quantitative)

  • 4 September 2020

Would you like the opportunity to learn about the financial services industry, apply your analytical expertise and develop your skills in packages like Excel, SQL and R? If so, we’d love to hear from you. 

Job details

Job title: Research Analyst (quantitative)
Job type: Full-time, 6 month fixed term contract
Team: Research and Information Team
Reports to: Head of Risk Measurement
Location: Bath, UK

Please note, this position is only open to applicants who have the right to work in the UK.

The role

ORX is hiring a research analyst to work in our busy research and information team. You will support the delivery of quantitative research projects and data delivery. This will include being involved in data analysis, survey design as well as building tools using Excel, SQL and R to analyse and visualise data and helping us to communicate our research findings in coherent and engaging ways.

The ideal candidate will be a good communicator (both verbal and written) with an analytical approach who enjoys working with data and learning mathematical programming languages.

The company

ORX helps the global financial services industry measure and manage operational risk. We research, improve understanding and share knowledge to benefit our members and the wider sector.

We're a dynamic, fast-growing, international industry association with a membership of over 100 leading banks and insurers from more than 20 countries. We are continuing to grow our membership and range of services in 2020. We are owned by our members and are a not for profit organisation.

Find out more about what we do

The team

This role is within the Risk Measurement division of ORX’s Research and Information team. This team conducts evidence-based research by collecting data from our members and through industry surveys. We publish thought leadership papers and deliver benchmarking studies to ORX members.

Main duties and responsibilities

The Research Analyst provides analytical support to the Research and Information team in a variety of ways: 

  • Helping to perform quantitative analysis of data requiring some statistical skills and programming ability
  • Supporting the design and development of surveys using a customised survey tool 
  • Conducting analysis of survey data in particular producing charts and other data visualisations to share findings
  • Supporting the writing and delivery of quantitative research projects
  • Supporting ORX to derive value from its data assets through the development of new ideas for quantitative benchmarking and performing ad hoc analysis requests when required

Skills and knowledge

Essential

  • Undergraduate degree in a numerate discipline such as mathematics, computer science or economics
  • Confident in the manipulation of quantitative information using a tool such as R, Excel, SQL
  • An excellent communicator (both verbal and written)
  • Track record of intellectual curiosity and interest in economics and finance
  • Good IT skills, in particular Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Organised, proactive, and able to undertake research including working to deadlines

Desirable

  • 1+ years’ experience in the use of statistical packages such as R, Python, Excel for data analysis and familiarity with database structures in SQL.
  • Experience of statistical methodology such as distribution fitting and simulation
  • Experience in the assessment of survey data
  • Knowledge of banking and financial services, as well as operational risk
  • Experience using survey tools

What we offer in return

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working to support a healthy work/life balance
  • Eight per cent company contribution to pension
  • Employee recognition scheme
  • Support for training and development
  • Twenty-five days holiday a year, increasing by one day for each year of service to a maximum of 28 days
  • Life assurance
  • Health cash plan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Perks at work scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Interest-free rail season ticket loan
  • Summer and Xmas social events
  • Inclusive and supportive working environment

What else do you need to know?

We are an equal opportunity employer. We create an environment where everyone has an equal chance to succeed, during our recruitment phase and through their career at ORX.

At ORX, we work hard while recognising the importance of the well-being and work/life balance of our staff. This is reflected in our culture and in our approach to flexible working.

As we manage and have control of highly confidential data, the successful candidate will have to make specific commitments in this regard and will be subject to background checks.

Please note, this position is only open to applicants who have the right to work in the UK.

To apply, send your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]. In the body of the email, please confirm what your salary expectations are.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) considerations: All employees are currently working from home in line with government guidelines.

Apply now

By applying for this position, you are confirming that you have the right to work in the UK.

Send your CV and covering letter to [email protected]