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Quantitative Research Intern – PhD Hire at SIG

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Employer: SIG

Expires: 05/29/2020

Overview SIG’s Quantitative Research Internship offers you the opportunity to see the impact of your research directly while working right on one of our trading floors. With our team of quants, traders, and developers, you’ll explore applications of probability, statistics, stochastic optimization, and numerical analysis to real-world problems in the financial markets. During the 10-week summer internship at our headquarters, you will gain exposure to real projects in proprietary trading as you collaborate with a Quantitative Research mentor. Our quant team consists of PhD-level researchers who are dedicated to the data-driven development and improvement of our trading models at SIG. You will also participate in an educational program that offers insight into the world of finance. Included in the program are lectures on the industry and small group sessions with our tenured researchers, focusing on the mathematical puzzles we work on solving every day.What we’re looking forStudents in pursuit of a doctoral degree in quantitative fields such as Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Operations ResearchExceptional problem-solving skillsSolid communication skills, both in the ability to understand others and to make yourself clearly understoodStrong, practical computing skills; a specific language proficiency is less important than your ability to get computers to accomplish tasks efficiently and reliablyExperience working on in-depth research projectsFinance experience is a plus, but not requiredVisa sponsorship is available for this positionSIG Perks·        Free housing is provided and conveniently located near SIG at the University of Pennsylvania·        Relaxed dress code: jeans and sneakers are the norm, shorts all summer long·        Food, beverages, and snacks available all day·        A 9,000 square-foot gym with cardio, cross fit and strength machines, plus yoga and indoor cycling classes·        Discounts for dining, entertainment, shopping, travel, and attractions·        Social events including sporting events in Philadelphia·        On-site Wellness Center staffed with full-time Nurse Practitioner·        On-site services such as barber, dry cleaning and laundry, auto repair and detailing, and ATM·        Opportunities to give back to the community through SIG sponsored events and donation drivesFor more information, please contact Emily Selzam at We don’t post salary ranges externally so any salary estimate you see listed on a third party website was not provided by SIG and may not be accurate. SIG is not accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at SIG via-email, the Internet or directly without a valid written search agreement will be deemed the sole property of SIG, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by SIG.