Chief Scientist

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Commensurate with experience
Oct 25, 2017
Dec 25, 2017
Jetstone Chief Scientist
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Senior Scientist

Role Background 

We are moving away from more traditional brute-force data analysis, instead embracing the most novel methodologies from the worlds of machine learning, complex systems and other fields to extract meaningful signals from both structured and unstructured data sets.

While we don’t currently trade at nanosecond scale, we do make observations at this frequency in order to unearth opportunities. This means taking novel approaches to data analysis, particularly beyond the standard time-series domain. We need solutions that don’t simply sample, but search.

In order to truly excel at Jetstone, our Chief Scientist must be a polymath with deep expertise in at least two areas of research, and a curiosity that spans many others, including Mathematics, Statistics, Neuroscience, Engineering, Physics, Biology, and Game Theory.

Requirements Your main responsibility will be to build on, and extend, our collaborative projects with our academic and industrial partners in areas spanning:

Quantum Information Theory / standard Information Theory

Computational Neuroscience


Machine Learning

Supervised: discriminative and generative models

Adversarial Training (including Anti-Training)


Complex Systems:

Agent Based Modelling

Swarm Theory

Evolutionary Algorithms

Behavioural Psychology


Meteorological sciences



Postgraduate degrees from a world-renowned institute, with a research component.

Have developed stoic robustness to the failures and false starts inherent in research.


Technical specialist in their field, demonstrated by:

Papers published, patents filed and novelty of ideas.

Their specialism is broadly applicable or is a direct hit on at least one of our core interest areas.

Technical generalist:

Has broad awareness, can talk intelligently about novel ideas and methodologies, makes links between different concepts they've researched.

Makes brilliant links between disciplines. Conversant in several fields besides their own, with interesting approaches and evidence of deep reading.



Held senior positions leading projects and teams in an academic context:

Core member of a reputable science lab

Supervising research (e.g. PhD students)

Or multi-disciplinary industry experience with track record of commercial success:

Interfacing with clients

Revenue generation



Desire and strength of will to build something out of nothing

Resourcefulness and pragmatism

Thought leadership and radiator of cutting edge ideas

Inspirational & charismatic communicator

A tool-builder - with a fervour for hands-on coding and analysis



Build relationships with academia & industry to attract new researchers.

Work closely with our Head of Quantitative Portfolio Management to drive innovative areas of financial research.

Work closely with our Head of Engineering to architect a research platform supporting innovative massive-scale analysis.

Rapidly and relentlessly come up with leading edge multi-disciplinary Research ideas, far ahead of the latest trends and innovations in applications of these research areas into Finance.


But most importantly, the Chief Scientist at Jetstone will be an idea multiplier and a catalyst for our success.