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Quantitative Econometrician

Title: Quantitative Econometrician

  • Employer: Metabiota, Inc. (Data Science)
  • Location: United States
  • Position Type: Other Non-Academic
  • Deadline: Nov 11, 2017

  • Job Description:

    Metabiota is seeking an exceptional Quantitative Econometrician to add to the Economics & Actuarial team within its Data Science department. You will be part of the team responsible for developing models to estimate financial losses and economic impacts of infectious diseases. Your work will have direct public health and business implications, and will help to conceptualize and shape risk transfer solutions and analytical tools.

    Metabiota is the pioneer in comprehensive risk analytics that help to protect global health. We make the world more resilient to epidemics. Built on a strong foundation of scientific expertise, including a worldwide network of on-the-ground experts, Metabiota delivers actionable, data-driven analytics to help countries and corporations mitigate complex health, defense and preparedness issues. With a strategic global presence and sustained partnerships, Metabiota’s agile approach helps identify, analyze and transfer the risk associated with biological threats. We are the first mover in a massively underserved market for quantifying epidemic risk. The company’s international footprint includes operations and offices in the United States, Canada, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Laos and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. For more information, visit http://www.metabiota.com.

    Your Profile – Who You Are

    You are an energetic, outside the box thinker. The trickier the problem, the more excited you are. You crave to innovate, transform, and build. You are an expert in statistical computing. You crave to apply your skills towards solving real world problems.

    Your Work

    Report to the Head of Data Science and collaborate with team members in Data Science, Product Development, and Engineering
    Work with and develop large-scale simulation models to estimate disease outbreak response costs, financial losses, and economic impacts from epidemics and pandemics
    Research, evaluate, and interpret cost data, insurance claims, and economic data related to infectious disease outbreaks
    Become knowledgeable in infectious disease modeling and catastrophe modeling
    Ensure the accuracy, reproducibility, and validity of analyses and models by following appropriate work practices and procedures
    Explain methodologies and provide interpretation of results to team members
    Create external-facing reports of work and present to internal and external stakeholders and at industry events and conferences

    Specifically, you have...

    B.A./B.S. (M.S. preferred) in econometrics, economics, or related field with 5+ years of relevant industry experience
    Strong proficiency in statistical computing in R and/or Python required, experience with spatial data manipulation and big data technologies a plus
    Direct, hands-on experience developing and working with economic and financial models
    Experience cleaning, analyzing and presenting economic and financial data
    Ability to work in a fast paced, agile development environment
    Self motivated and able to work independently with minimal direct supervision
    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

    Your Compensation:

    Competitive salary and early stage equity
    Employer-paid medical, dental & vision benefits
    Excellent 401K Match
    Relocation: None
    Visa Sponsorship: None

    Metabiota is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.