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Data Scientist for Metals Research

Thomson Reuters Research 10/11/2017 12:24:00 PM Singapore, Singapore Singapore
Job Description

Data Scientist for Metals Research

Financial and Risk

F&R Customer Operations

Position Summary

Part of Thomson Reuters’ Research and Insight division, the Metals Research team is one of seven research groups including: Oil, Agriculture, Natural Gas and Shipping. Metals Research includes coverage of precious and base metals and iron ore. The majority of the base metals team is located in London with additional analysts in Chicago and Singapore, producing supply and demand numbers for the main traded LME base metals, and more recently for iron ore. 

With the wide resources available in Thomson Reuters group we are building a product deliverable via desktop into clients’ offices, providing fundamental research, market commentary and analysis, giving individual analysts exposure to a world-wide readership, as well as direct interaction with clients. We are also working closely with other research teams in the organisation, looking to develop, for example, a study of certain commodity flows around the world and tying in with shipping patterns and the use of interactive maps. 

We are looking to recruit a data scientist to be based in Singapore, to help us automate the collection and data basing of operational data in the global mining industry and support in the development of industry benchmark models.

Position Overview

The analyst will report to the Manager of Metals and Mining, in London.

Role Responsibilities

The role will focus primarily on automating data capture and data validation from PDF documents including quarterly mine performance, reserves and resources, key financial data and drill data. And to support in the development of benchmark models for operational and financial data across the mining sector.


  • Bachelors or Master degree in a relevant technical field, such as computer science or a related technical field
  • Proficient programming skills in a high-level language (e.g. Java, Scala, Python, C/C++, Perl, Matlab, R)
  • Statistical data analysis and experimental design (e.g., using R, Matlab, iPython, etc.)
  • Must be a self-motivated, lifelong learner, who is passionate about turning new ideas into solutions for our customer
  • Good financial market knowledge and a desire to learn about the metals and mining industry
  • Results-driven focus with the ability to prioritize deliverables that have the most significant, measurable impact
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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Req #: JREQ085891
Locations: Singapore-Singapore
Job Function: Research
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