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Hanlon Lab Assistant (10h/wk) Sept - Dec 2021
Stevens Institute of Technology

Date Posted Sep. 22, 2021
Title Hanlon Lab Assistant (10h/wk) Sept - Dec 2021
University Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory

Job Description
The Hanlon Financial Systems Lab is currently hiring Hanlon Lab Assistants. The position is open to currently enrolled students at Stevens.

The position requirements include:

  • Assisting the Hanlon Lab operations (hardware, software, and databases)
  • Providing support for students and faculty using the Lab (courses and events)
  • Contributing to various research or web projects
  • Exceptional learning ability of the complex systems operating in the Hanlon Lab
  • Excellent oral and writing skills
  • Availability to work 20 hours / week including several weekends during the semester.

There are 3 lab assistant tracks:

  • Financial Databases
  • Web, Media, and Communications
  • ServersĀ 

A background in one or more of the following areas: Finance, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Statistics is required. The position is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Based on the lab assistant tracks, the candidates are required to have one or more specific computing, media, and IT skills.

Financial Databases

  • Financial instruments datasets query/retrieval/processing experience (Bloomberg, WRDS, Capital IQ, etc.)
  • Database language knowledge such as SQL variants (MySQL, WinSQL, PostgreSQL), Oracle, NoSQL variants, or Hadoop.
  • Programming languages (C++, C#, JAVA, Python, etc.)
  • Statistical and Financial Software (R, Matlab, Mathematica, R, SAS, Tableau, Stata, etc.)
  • API development

Web, Media, and Communications

  • Proficiency in front-end technologies and frameworks such as HTML & Bootstrap, Javascript & Node.js
  • Create storyboards, scripts, multimedia, narration, graphics, and animations.
  • Responsible for video production and post-production audio and video editing.
  • Interview Research Teams and produce short videos.
  • Assisting the Hanlon Lab operations
  • Excellent oral and writing skills


  • Maintain and develop applications for storage, computational, and virtual servers.
  • Participate in lab projects involving server/client development.
  • Excellent programming skills.
  • OS administration (Windows, Linux)

Submission process includes sending two items:

  • Your current copy of the Curriculum Vitae. Please make sure that you indicate the degree pursued at Stevens, the expected graduation date, and most recent GPA.
  • A sample writing of one page long addressing your knowledge of the skills required. Please do not mention skills above that you do not have a working knowledge. The limitation is soft, you may go beyond one page but the description should be relevant to the skills you possess.

Hanlon Financial System Laboratory

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