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Quantitative Researcher – PhD Hire at SIG

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Employer: SIG

Expires: 05/29/2020

Overview As a Quantitative Researcher, you will join a team of PhD-level analysts dedicated to the data-driven development and improvement of our trading models at SIG. Our quants apply their problem-solving skills and mathematical creativity to create solutions in today’s competitive and constantly changing financial markets. Our team comes from a variety of backgrounds; before joining us at SIG, many of our researchers were recognized for their accomplishments through fellowships, grants, academic competitions, and publications in refereed research journals. At SIG, Quant Researchers spend most of their time on the trading floors, seated side-by-side with fellow quants, traders, and technologists. This enables our quants to be highly involved in the day-to-day discussions that shape our trading activities and transform quantitative methods into trading opportunities. Because of this collaborative and dynamic environment, Quantitative Researchers are able to directly see both the applications of their results and the impact of their work.What we’re looking forGraduating PhD students or postdoctoral researchers 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 PerksRelaxed dress code: jeans and sneakers are the norm, shorts all summer longFood, beverages, and snacks available all dayA 9,000 square-foot gym with cardio, cross fit and strength machines, plus yoga and indoor cycling classesDiscounts for dining, entertainment, shopping, travel, and attractionsSocial events including a poker tournament, dinners, and sporting events in PhiladelphiaOn-site Wellness Center staffed with full-time Nurse PractitionerOn-site services such as barber, dry cleaning and laundry, auto repair and detailing, and ATMOpportunities 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.