what is a data expert

Do you want to know the story behind large amounts of data? Do you see that data is at the core  of the current financial system? In that case, the position of Data Expert in the Post PhD Program is a perfect fit for you! As a Data Expert you will develop yourself technically by collecting, understanding and analysing patterns in large financial datasets. We offer a challenging position as a data expert, but the Post PhD Program also offers you a personalised program in which you will learn both the technical and soft-skills required to shift your academic career to a business focused career.

what are your activities?

Your responsibilities will include collecting, interpreting, and processing large datasets. You often have to research and edit the sources of this data yourself, by using SQL, SAS, and/or Python. You select the relevant variables, edit the data, and apply the business rules. Your day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Discussing data requirements for different quantitative models
  • Making an inventory of the relevant databases within the bank and gaining access to them
  • Combining tables (merging/linking) and aggregating data in SQL, SAS and/or Python
  • Devising and applying data quality analyzes (e.g., identifying trends over time, missing values, and extreme values)
  • Visualize data by means of interactive dashboards
  • Investigating the plausibility of the new data
  • Documenting the data sourcing process and descriptive statistics whilst discussing this with the business units
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what are we looking for

We are looking for PhD graduates with different data related backgrounds, experiences and passions. To specify:

  • You have 0-3 years of work experience and want to learn everything about the most modern modelling methods, tooling, and data processing technologies
  • You want to put your mathematical knowledge that you have gained during your master into practice (e.g., Econometrics, Mathematics, Physics or related study)
  • You are excited about modelling and programming in SAS, Matlab, R or Python
  • You do not hesitate to use your analytical skills to solve complex problems creatively and logically
  • You are energised by stakeholder management and you are well adept at gathering reliable information
  • You are ambitious, self-reflective and dare to be confident in an authentic way
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What do we offer?

We offer the opportunity to become an expert in data analysis in an environment where we train you in a proven way to excel into a high-end professional. In addition, good working conditions are equally as important to us. This includes the following:

  • Working 4 days a week at a large bank or insurance company in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam or The Hague
  • Every other week in-house training with personalised and professional coaching
  • Regularly fun team activities with the other Young Talents; think of escape rooms, drinks and dinners
  • An international working environment with Young Talents from all over the world
  • Pro-deo Post PHD projects at socially relevant NGOs
  • The opportunity to make the next career move with the client after successfully completing the Post PHD program
  • And of course, a competitive salary, performance bonus and fringe benefits
  • And don’t forget a public transport card and a company public transport bicycle

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