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Job Description: Quantitative Researcher, Systematic Equities

Job Description: Quantitative Researcher, Systematic Equities

Please direct all resume submissions to QuantTalent@mlp.com and reference REQ-12787 in the subject.

Job Description

Quantitative Researcher as part of a small, collaborative trading team based in Chicago with a focus on applying cutting edge statistical and machine learning techniques to short and medium term systematic, trading strategies in equities markets.

Preferred Location

Preference for Chicago, but open to reviewing strong candidates in US and Europe.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Working alongside the Senior Portfolio Manager on alpha research, with a primary focus on: idea generation, data gathering and research/analysis, model implementation and back testing for systematic equity strategies
  • Combine sound financial insights and statistical learning techniques to explore, analyze, and harness a large variety of datasets in order to build strong predictive models which will be deployed to the investment process
  • Collaborate with the Senior Portfolio Manager in a transparent environment, engaging with the whole investment process

Preferred Technical Skills

  • Strong programming skills in Python
  • Bachelors, Masters or PhD degree in a quantitative subject such as Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or related field from a top ranked university
  • Demonstrate excellent communication, analytical and quantitative skills

Preferred Experience

  • 2-5 years of experience in finance or technology
  • Experience using statistical and machine learning techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to understand fundamental and event related data and experience with alternative data sources
  • Experience building and working with large data sets

Highly Valued Relevant Experience

  • 2-5 years of experience working in a quantitative research capacity in a systematic trading environment with product experience in statistical arbitrage strategies or equivalent sell-side experience
  • Participation in mathematical, programming, or trading competitions
  • Strong economic intuition and critical thinking

Target Start Date

  • As soon as possible
  • Open to 6-9 month NCA for exceptional candidates

Please direct all resume submissions to QuantTalent@mlp.com and reference REQ-12787 in the subject.

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Job Description: Quantitative Researcher, Systematic Equities