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Research Analyst – Data Science

Job Title: Research Analyst – Data Science
Location: UK, London
Department: Research & Strategy
Employment Type: Full Time
To Apply: Please email a covering letter and your CV (stating the position you are applying for) to: recruitment@lasalle.com

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Team Overview: 

The European Research & Strategy Team’s broad responsibilities include real estate market analysis and forecasting, formulation of investment strategies, client reporting and internal/external enquiry response. The newly-formed Analytics Group is part of the Research & Strategy Team and is responsible for the team’s macro-economic and portfolio modelling & forecasting, microlocation-based analysis and predictive analytics, and data management. Bespoke projects and thought-leadership are also an important part of the role. The team is part of a wider Global team, and contributes to projects with our colleagues in North America and Asia Pacific. Key interaction points outside the team, other than Research & Strategy colleagues globally, include the fund management and asset management teams, as well as the Client Capital Group and business leaders.

 

Role and Accountabilities:

The Analytics Group is looking for its Data Science-focused Research Analyst. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be instrumental in driving change in a small team seeking to be at the technological forefront of real estate investment management. Data extraction, management and preparation are all central to this, and so embracing a very modern approach to data manipulation, the successful candidate will be adept at innovating through technology. The role offers both a great deal of creative latitude, and direct input into the investment process. The primary duties and responsibilities are:

  • Collaborate with our Data Strategist and the European Research & Strategy teams on designing, building, and maintaining datasets and data models.
  • Create systems for data acquisition and cleaning.
  • Design and implement data processing pipelines.
  • Develop new tools for managing and analysing spatial data.
  • Collaborate with other members of the global research and strategy team to define data requirements and data opportunities.
  • Discover, analyse and work with as-yet untapped data sources (census, open data, commercial vendors) and data providers.

 

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • 1 to 3 years’ experience in a data analytics-focused role.
  • Undergraduate or Postgraduate degree in computer science, mathematics, statistics, operations research, GIS, engineering, physics, or another highly quantitative discipline.
  • Programming proficiency, including experience with a general-purpose programming language such as Python or specific statistical software such as R or MATLAB.
  • Familiarity with SQL scripting or other database architecture.
  • Ability to demonstrate an exceptionally high level of organization and attention to detail.
  • Passionate problem solver and motivated self-starter, with the ability to analyse situation and recommend sound solutions and implementation strategies.

 

Desirable Qualifications & Experience:

  • Data visualization experience.
  • Database structure principles.
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis techniques.
  • Experience in GIS and spatial analysis.
  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Intuition for data science best practices, stemming from proven experience.
  • Previous experience within economics/ finance/ investment / real estate preferred but not essential.

 

 

LaSalle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community