Sydney Quantitative Researcher Graduate Program


Are you passionate about research and solving the unsolvable?

Interested in how you can have a research career in industry?


SIGSydney is on the lookout for passionate PhD researchers who are interested in the world around them to join our Graduate PhD Quantitative Research Program. 


SIG is one of the world’s largest market makers, with a unique approach to trading, technology, and research. While this background puts us at the top of our game, what really makes us successful is our quantitative approach to decision making and the collaboration between our employees.

SIG’s Graduate PhD Quantitative Research Program

We teach our Graduate Quantitative Researchers to use their problem-solving skills and mathematical creativity to find solutions in competitive and constantly changing financial markets.  Working along other researchers, traders, and technologists, you’ll use an academic research approach to transform our quantitative modeling into trading opportunities. You can expect to be working alongside a trading team and be part of the day-to-day collaboration that makes us successful. From the moment you join SIG, you’re be able to see the application and high impact of your work on the success of our trading strategies.

You’ll learn:

  • Option theory and option modeling in the classroom
  • Cutting edge techniques in machine learning and advanced statistics
  • Applications of optimisation and game theory to trading algorithms

What we're looking for
  • Graduating PhD’s or Postdoc’s with a passion for research and problem solving
  • Research interests in quantitative fields such as Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Economics
  • Exceptional mathematical problem solving skills
  • Strong programming skills, with emphasis on using computers to reliably and efficiently perform tasks Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment as part of a team
  • Well-developed communication skills
  • Finance experience is a plus, but not required

Our Edge

  • Academically rigorous research with real-world application
  • Competitive salary
  • Fully-stocked kitchen, including breakfast and daily catered lunch
  • Casual dress code
  • Authentic social community (basketball team, gaming)
  • 360-degree view of Sydney’s Harbors (it really is Sydney’s best office view)
  • Sustainable & environmentally friendly office

Interview Process


Apply -> Maths Assessment -> Recruiter Interview -> Quant Interviews -> Final On-site Interview -> Offer   

SIG does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or search firms. Any resume or referral submitted in the absence of a signed agreement will become the property of SIG and no fee will be paid.