Committee on Capital Markets Regulation (Committee)
Research Director

The Committee on Capital Markets Regulation (Committee) is an independent and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) research organization comprised of 33 leaders from the investor community, business, finance, law, accounting and academia and dedicated to improving the regulation of U.S. capital markets. The Committee is located in Cambridge, MA.

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The Committee's Research Director supports the Director of the Committee, Professor Hal Scott of Harvard Law School, in all aspects of the Committee's research.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Research Director:
- Has responsibility for management and day-to-day coordination of the Committee's research.
- Participates in the economic and legal research and analysis of issues studied by the Committee and is responsible to assist in outreach to parties in connection with implementation of the Committee's recommendations.
- Assists the Director in identifying, engaging and coordinating the Committee's researchers.
- Recruits and supervises Harvard Law School and other research associates who support the Committee's research, including quarterly updates of the Committee's competitiveness measures.
- Drafts and edits reports, statements and press releases based on the research and activities of the Committee.
- Travels to meet with researchers, attends Committee meetings, and represents the Committee at various events.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS - Background for the Research Director: The ideal Research Director would be an attorney with a background in finance and five years experience in the financial services industry. Familiarity with the Dodd-Frank Act and implementing regulations would be a plus. Applicants should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with a capacity to deliver high-quality outputs and results under tight deadlines.

Experience: Law degree and a minimum of 5 years experience in financial regulation.
Work week: The position is a full time position (5 days).
Compensation: $130,000; competitive benefits.

The Research Director position offers an individual the opportunity to be involved in world class research and engage with high level policy makers to assist in the implementation of the recommendations of the Committee's reports and other positions. Our latest report is The Global Financial Crisis: A Plan for Regulatory Reform (2009).

The position is now available although arrangements could be made for the individual to join at a later date. Residence in the Cambridge/Boston area is preferred.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae to the Chief of Staff, Jennifer Grygiel, at:

Posted 10/28/12