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Job Req ID:  20876

Quantitative Analyst


Johns Hopkins University, one of the world's premier teaching, research and patient care institutions, is seeking candidates for the position of Quantitative Analyst within its Investment Office, reporting directly to the Associate Director in the Markets and Risk group. The Investment Office has responsibility for investing the endowments for the university, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and other related endowed entities totaling more than $5 billion, among many other assets. This analyst program will expose the candidate to institutional money management at a premier endowment, shaping his or her knowledge in all major asset classes globally. 


Johns Hopkins University was founded in 1876 and is one of the world’s premier teaching and research institutions with nearly 22,000 students across nine academic divisions. The university attracts the finest undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, post-doctoral and professional degree students and more federal research and development funding than any other university in the United States.



The Quantitative Analyst will be an integral member of the Investment Office, taking on important responsibilities that span the endowment and related portfolios. The position will play an important role in supporting the overall portfolio allocation strategy and execution, risk management framework and processes, and financial data management and modeling. Specific responsibilities include:


  • Work closely with the Associate Director and senior investment leaders to develop and implement quantitative tools, models and reporting to support the organization in market strategy, risk management and other investment decision-making processes
  • Help improve the investment analytics infrastructure of the organization, including the design and implementation of new tools in performance attribution, liquidity modeling etc.
  • Help acquire, verify, process and analyze various forms of financial data through Excel or computer programming
  • Implement asset valuation models that combine quantitative and qualitative indicators
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis and present results in a clear manner
  • Aggregate financial research and summarize findings



The successful candidate will have training in math, finance and data science, and a demonstrated record of achievement at top-tier institutions. Ideally, the candidate will possess a good understanding of data strategy and quantitative modeling in the context of an investment organization. Attention to detail is another important quality. Strong academic and career achievement are required along with the highest standards of personal and professional ethics and integrity. Personal fit within a dynamic team is essential. 


  • Minimum required education: Master’s degree, or Bachelor’s degree with at least one year of internship or fulltime work experience
  • Coursework in Computer Programming, Data Science, Statistics, Econometrics, Quantitative Finance, or similar fields is strongly preferred




For this role, we seek and evaluate on the following Values, Abilities and Skills:



  • Proactive with sense of urgency
  • Intellectually curious, relentless lifelong learner
  • Team-oriented, accountable, supportive, conscientious
  • Self-aware, confident, non-defensive, willing to take risks
  • Honest and direct, transparent, ethical, mission-driven



  • Logical decision-making process incorporating analysis and judgment
  • Intuitive and creative thinking
  • Ability to evolve thinking quickly, absorb new information up steep learning curve
  • Persistent drive to decisions, conclusions, results
  • Concise and impactful communication – verbal and written



  • Excellent skills in Excel modeling
  • Knowledge in financial data management and statistical analysis methods
  • Familiarity with one modern programming language such as Python, MATLAB, and R etc.
  • Experience in working with data in various forms (SQL database, spreadsheets, unstructured data)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills




Classified Title: Investment Specialist 
Working Title: Quantitative Analyst  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC 
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus 
Department name: 10001517-Investment Management Off of 
Personnel area: University Administration


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.


The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.


During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.


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