Research Analyst, Asian Institute of Digital Finance

19 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
18 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Asian Institute of Digital Finance (AIDF)

The AIDF is a university-level institute in NUS, jointly founded by The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the National Research Foundation (NRF) and NUS. AIDF aspires to be a thought leader, a FinTech knowledge hub, and an experimental site for developing digital financial technologies as well as for nurturing current and future FinTech researchers and practitioners in Asia.

NLP-AD Research Analyst Program and Objectives

The NLP-AD Team aims to utilize existing and develop new Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques to extract issue-centric sentiments expressed through the business press and social media as well as in official documents, such as government reports An opportunity exists to join NUS-AIDF allows you to get hands-on experience on how to augment financial analysis (e.g. credit risk management, sustainable finance sentiments, and fraud detection etc.) and use novel machine learning techniques at a cutting-edge research institution. We welcome candidates who are self-motivated and enjoy a challenging working environment.

Career Benefits

  • Further your knowledge in deep learning methods and sentiment analysis.
  • Gain a detailed understanding of a cutting-edge quantitative credit risk model being pioneered by the AIDF Credit Research Initiative (CRI).
  • Gain experience with deep learning libraries such as Pytorch, Tensorflow, MXNet, etc
  • Gain experience in emerging technologies (e.g. cloud/grid computing, GPU computing)
  • Benefit from a world-class research environment at the forefront of credit risk, with a motivated research team a well-established network.

Main Responsibilities

  • Generate sentiments in different languages, such as English, Chinese, etc.
  • Conduct sentiment analysis and evaluate media sentiment’s incremental contributions in various fields.
  • Design and build robust and readable codes for production usage.
  • Review and complete programming scripts, mostly in Python, some in C++.
  • Assist with AdHoc research projects that aim to propel the institution’s capabilities.  


  • Master Degree and above
  • Preferably major in the area of machine learning, statistics, computer science, mathematics, quantitative finance or related discipline.
  • Basic knowledge of relational and non-relational database, such as SQL, mongoDB, etc.
  • Proficient programming skills in Python, etc. C++ would be a bonus.
  • Self-motivated and a strong sense of responsibility.
  • Able to work within fast moving, multi-tasking environments.
  • Be proactive and passionate about building and developing new ideas and models.

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Asian Institute of Digital Finance
Department : Credit Research Initiative
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 8450

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