Quantitative Research Programme 2023


SIG Dublin is looking for PhD students and post-doctoral researchers to join our 2023 Quantitative Research (QR) Programme. Our programme offers a unique insight into the world of quantitative trading by applying research in probability, statistics, stochastic optimisation, numerical analysis, and machine learning, into solving real-world problems.

Working from our modern and fun Dublin office, you will begin your career by being immersed in our education programme designed to bridge the gap between academic research and real-world problem solving. We start with the fundamentals of market microstructure, and progress up to financial data analysis, the concepts of market making and opportunity-seeking strategies, through tailor-designed projects mentored by experienced members of the team.  

Quantitative Researchers are seated at the heart of our trading floor, communicating regularly with traders seeking their insight, and connecting ideas with other quants and the technology team. Through our education program and exposure on our trading floor, you will be equipped to dive deep into data sets and explore the statistical intricacies within the realm of quantitative trading.


What we're looking for

Who You Are:


Research Minded: You enjoy diving deep into a question and are interested in exploring the subtleties of the dynamic market conditions. You like building mathematical models to reveal patterns in the vast amount of data.


A Problem Solver: You enjoy solving puzzles and love it when you discover a solution to a difficult problem. You’re not afraid to discuss ideas and work with others to find the optimal solution.


A Communicator: You enjoy building relationships with those you work closely with. You enjoy sharing ideas, expressing your thoughts, and listening to the views of others.


Analytical & Detail Oriented: You prefer to explore a question with your analytical mind, crafting and fitting a model, drawing conclusions by carefully interpreting the results. You’re not afraid to challenge the assumptions of your model.


Curious: You’re excited by a career in Quantitative Trading as a researcher. You are interested in learning how to apply your academic knowledge in this industry.


Soon-to-be PhD Grad or Post-doc: You study in the areas of mathematics, physics, engineering, computer science, or econometrics, and available to join the QR Programme in September 2023.


What's In It For You:


Education: We are proud of our quant education programme. It is designed with the focus of bringing researchers into the world of quantitative trading. The programme features trading and financial math classes, and introductory projects to market microstructure and financial data analysis. We also provide structured training in Python and programming in a collaborative production environment.


Development: Everyone on the QR programme is paired with an experienced quant, who’ll mentor you throughout the programme. You will work with people who share a passion for mathematics, problem-solving, game theory and technology. We encourage continued learning in SIG. Upon completion of the programme, our quants are encouraged to attend an academic conference in the related fields once per year to keep connected with the research community.


Technology: Our QR team leverages from SIG’s in-house large-scale computing resources and other state-of-the-art technology.


Culture: Our non-hierarchical culture allows employees of every level to thrive. We buck the trend in the Finance world – the environment is casual, collaborative and we focus on continuous development, no matter how long you’ve been in SIG.


Perks: Based in Ireland’s Financial Services Centre, in the heart of Dublin’s city centre, our employees avail of free onsite catering, a games room, and a large in house gym, to name but a few of our favourite perks. We also offer temporary accommodation and guidance through the relocation process if required.


SIG is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to diversity and inclusion throughout our recruitment process. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or recruitment process, please contact us. 

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