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Quantitative Research Associate

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: US$120000 - US$200000 per year
  • Job reference: 193671/041_1541800641
  • Sector: Selby Jennings, Quantitative Finance
  • Date posted: 09/11/2018

Team Description: The Active Equity Research team at a top factor investment research firm is looking for a new Quant Research Associate to join the group. This team interfaces with many areas of the business daily and is tasked with alpha research, back-testing, portfolio construction, and also incorporates many machine learning principles into their day-to-day. The team has also historically published research white papers and incorporates significant amounts fundamental and alternative data.

Role description: The Quant Research Associate should be well-versed in independent quantitative data analysis while also having an understanding of the financial markets. The collaborative team values self-sufficiency and entrepreneurship in addition to team-oriented traits. The ability to learn quickly and communicate complex ideas efficiently is also a must-have.

Key objectives critical to success in this role: - Curious nature and strong problem-solving ability

- Proficiency in R, SAS, Python, or Matlab

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills - Advanced degree in finance, economics, econometrics, or related field (PhD preferred)

- Solid grasp of machine learning and data science

- Knowledge of financial concepts such as portfolio construction, risk management, accountancy, stock selection modelling is a huge plus

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