Open Position: post-doctoral researcher position in the Financial AI Lab

The ISI Foundation is looking for an excellent candidate to fill an open post-doctoral researcher position in the Financial AI Lab, a mixed initiative between fundamental research performed at ISI Foundation and real-world business-driven challenges posed by Intesa Sanpaolo Group. This Turin-based R&D lab was founded by Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center with the Scientific Advising of ISI Foundation, with the aim of supporting, leveraging, and developing disruptive technologies to profoundly innovate the company’s processes and businesses.

The selected candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Gianmarco De Francisci Morales on applied research problems in close collaboration with the Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center. The appointed researcher will develop and apply data science and machine learning algorithms to solve important problems in the financial domain, while having access to exclusive data provided by the industrial partner. Specifically, the appointed researcher will work on extract latent signals to anticipate trends and volatility of financial instruments for algorithmic portfolio management and risk protection.

Specifically, you will:
- Work in close collaboration with Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center to understand the business needs and design possible research solutions to challenging technical problems in the Financial domain.
- Study, design, and implement data science algorithms and machine learning models that scale to large datasets provided by Intesa Sanpaolo Group.
- Carry out innovative, impactful, applied research in the areas of: Data Science, Machine Learning, and Quantitative Finance;
- Produce high quality scientific and technical outputs including journal articles, conference papers and presentations, patents and technical reports.

Core skills you will need for this position:
- PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Machine Learning, Statistics, or a related quantitative field.
- An established publication record in the fields of data science and machine learning.
- Strong programming skills in Python or Java, familiarity with machine learning libraries, and being able to manipulate large datasets.
- Solid knowledge of statistics, experience with time-series modeling is a plus.
- Fluency in English both spoken and written.

ISI offers:
We provide an unusually rich opportunity for collegial interaction in a highly competitive environment. Mentoring will be provided by a multidisciplinary faculty team including co-investigators on the project and collaborators from the fields of computer science and physics. We provide a competitive salary according to the qualifications and medical and pension benefits according to the Italian state.

ISI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion or disability.
To apply, please send your cover letter, curriculum vitae to <gdfm@isi.it> and <paolo.bajardi@isi.it>.