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Applied AI Researcher, Technology Innovation
Point72 in Stamford, Connecticut
Date Posted 11/17/2021
Science-Computer Sciences
Research Assistant-Other
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Applied AI Researcher, Technology Innovation


We are looking for an Applied AI researcher to research and develop use-cases for applying Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning to financial services and the asset management industry.

Point72’s Technology Innovation Team

The Technology Innovation team at Point72 focuses on researching and experimenting with a broad range of technologies that could bring transformational impact to our firm. We conduct research in areas like applied quantum technology, novel non-traditional computing paradigms, applied artificial intelligence, heterogenous architectures, digital reality, metaverse, machine-brain interfaces, and other areas.

What you’ll do:

We are looking for an Applied AI researcher to join our team. In this role, you will prioritize areas of research based on the likely impact of AI-related models & technologies on financial services and the asset management industry, collaborate with internal teams for identifying use-cases, collaborate with academia and commercial firms to foster research partnerships, and develop relationships with the wider tech industry and startup ecosystems. For the successful candidate, we are flexible on the location for this role.

Specifically, you will:

  • Explore and understand trends in machine learning & artificial intelligence to identify opportunities & use-cases, particularly as they apply to financial services.
  • Conduct in-house research and offer thought leadership in a collaborative framework with in-house teams and external parties
  • Collaborate with academia, industry, and start up ecosystems to conduct joint research and experimentation. Your academic contact network will enable you to make significant headway in this space
  • Publish whitepapers, position papers, tech reports and research papers around Artificial Intelligence & Machine learning research.
  • Champion and foster a culture of innovation at all levels of the organization
  • Partner internally as needed to ensure adherence to applicable regulatory requirements and Point72 Compliance Policies.

Required Qualifications/Skills

  • PhD or Master’s background in computer science, statistics, mathematics or other engineering disciplines, including recent graduates and post-doctorate candidates
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: deep learning, NLP, causal AI, explainable AI, generative AI, AI-augmented software design & development, Computer Vision AI, privacy preserving AI/ML, emerging hardware-software co-design architectures, human-centered AI, human augmentation AI or similar cutting-edge areas
  • Strong programming skills in Python, Java or other programming languages esp. developing machine learning algorithms, models, and software
  • A strong academic publishing record is strongly preferred
  • Excellent written & interpersonal communication skills and the ability to communicate complex concepts
  • Be curious, embrace uncertainty and be comfortable with failure while exploring with new ideas
  • Commitment and adherence to the highest ethical standards

We take care of our people

We invest in our people, their careers, their health, and their well-being. We want you to concentrate on success and leave the rest to us. When you work here, we provide:

  • Fully-paid health care benefits
  • Generous parental and family leave policies
  • Mental and physical wellness programs
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Support for employee-led affinity groups representing women, minorities and the LGBT+ community
  • Tuition assistance
  • A 401(k) savings program with an employer match and more

About Point72

Point72 Asset Management is a global firm led by Steven Cohen that invests in multiple asset classes and strategies worldwide. Resting on more than a quarter-century of investing experience, we seek to be the industry’s premier asset manager through delivering superior risk-adjusted returns, adhering to the highest ethical standards, and offering the greatest opportunities to the industry’s brightest talent. We’re inventing the future of finance by revolutionizing how we develop our people and how we use data to shape our thinking. For more information, visit www.Point72.com/working-here.

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