JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019

Dimensional Fund Advisors

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Research Internship (PhD)

JOE ID Number: 2018-02_111460528
Date Posted: 09/04/2018
Date Inactive: 01/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Internship (PhD)
Section: Other Nonacademic (Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Salaried, Consulting, Etc.)
Location: Austin, Texas, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
G2 -- Financial Institutions and Services
M2 -- Business Economics
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
Empirical Finance
Asset Pricing
Mutual Fund
Salary Range: Paid, Competitive
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Research is a critical aspect to Dimensional’s business and how we support our clients. Our Research team has a global agenda and is responsible for research coverage for all strategies. Research is incorporated into every aspect of Dimensional's investment process, including identifying relevant dimensions of expected returns, working with the Portfolio Management team on how best to design and manage strategies to pursue higher expected returns, and collaborating with the Trading team to improve execution.

Dimensional’s Research Internship is exclusively for top caliber PhD students who want to direct their passion toward investment-related research. The Internship offers an opportunity to work on intellectually rigorous and stimulating challenges, and provides real life experience into the different aspects of research at Dimensional. The Internship is open for application from PhD students in finance, economics, engineering, physics, computer science and mathematics who expect to complete their degree in the next 12-18 months. We are currently seeking students to start immediately or summer 2019.

As a Research Intern you will experience the day-to-day activities of the Research group. Research Interns are expected to help produce high-quality, academically grounded research to support and enhance our investment strategies and for client education. Interns will gain an understanding of what it's like to be a full-time Researcher at Dimensional, as they will be responsible for projects that meet our firm’s current business needs. The internship length is flexible depending on your academic schedule and can be offered in our Austin office.

Progress toward a PhD from a top-tier school in a discipline such as finance, mathematics, economics or statistics.
Applicants must have completed their PhD coursework and plan to defend their dissertation within the next 12-18 months.
Excellent quantitative problem-solving and analytic skills
Ability to communicate financial and economic concepts, in both verbal and written form
Self-starter who is capable of managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines
Strong programming skills in one or more languages, such as C#, C++, Fortran, SAS, or Stata
Experience doing empirical research with large datasets
Able to work 5-12 weeks at our Austin office

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 01/31/2019