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AI Research Scientist - Optimisation (Associate / VP / ED)

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Job Description

The goal of J.P. Morgan AI Research is to explore and advance cutting-edge research in AI, to develop and discover principles of impact to J.P. Morgan’s clients and businesses.

We seek to hire researchers to develop novel optimization techniques, tools, and frameworks to model and solve complex large scale optimization problems within the firm. We are assembling a team of experts in planning and optimization to pursue primary research, advance the state-of-the-art in these areas, and publish in top AI/ML venues. We work in collaboration with teams across the firm to tackle some of the most challenging and interesting problems in financial services.

J.P. Morgan AI Research is present in New York, London and the Bay Area. Conducting AI research in financial services offers unique and exciting opportunities for impact -- as a member of this highly visible team, you will have the opportunity to realize significant impact not only within J.P. Morgan but also to the broader AI community.


You will work on multiple research projects in collaboration with internal and external researchers and with applied engineering teams. You will be integral to all aspects of the research lifecycle such as formulating problems, generating hypotheses, developing new algorithms and models, conducting experiments, synthesizing results, gathering data, building prototypes and communicating the significance of your research.

Your output will result in publications in AI/ML conferences and journals, high-impact business applications, open source software and patents.

As a member of the AI research community, you will also have the opportunity to participate in relevant top-tier academic conferences, organize workshops and engage with the community to broaden the impact of your contributions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Computer Science (especially AI/ML) or related fields
  • Research publications in prominent AI/ML venues; e.g., conferences, journals
  • Strong expertise, interest, and track record of performing cutting-edge research on optimization, planning, heuristic search, constraint programming, optimisation under uncertainty.
  • Practical experience with problem modeling tools and optimization solvers such as CPLEX, Gurobi, OR-Tools etc.
  • Comfort with rapid prototyping and disciplined software development processes
  • Practical software engineering experience in collaborative project settings

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Math, Statistics, Engineering or related fields
  • Programming skills in Python, Java or C++
  • Proficient understanding of fundamental AI and ML techniques; e.g., A*, regularization
  • Practical experience with statistical data analysis and experimental design

Professional Skills:

  • Curiosity, creativity, resourcefulness and a collaborative spirit
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with technical and business audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multi-disciplinary teams with diverse backgrounds
  • Interest in problems related to the financial services domain (specific past experience in the domain is not required)

The hiring manager for this job opening would welcome a conversation about flexible working. This could range from ad hoc flexibility in a full time position, to a more formal Flexible Work Arrangement.

We are open to hiring in this team at various seniority levels (associate, vice president and executive director). Candidates will be assessed during interview and benchmarked against our incumbents to determine their most appropriate JPMC title if offered a position.