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BRAIN Research Intern
WorldQuant develops and deploys systematic financial strategies across a broad range of asset classes and global markets. We seek to produce high-quality predictive signals (alphas) through our proprietary research platform to employ financial strategies focused on exploiting market inefficiencies. Our teams work collaboratively to drive the production of alphas and financial strategies – the foundation of a balanced, global investment platform.
WorldQuant is built on a culture that pairs academic sensibility with accountability for results. Employees are encouraged to think openly about problems, balancing intellectualism and practicality. Excellent ideas come from anyone, anywhere. Employees are encouraged to challenge conventional thinking and possess an attitude of continuous improvement.
Our goal is to hire the best and the brightest. We value intellectual horsepower first and foremost, and people who demonstrate an outstanding talent. There is no roadmap to future success, so we need people who can help us build it.
ABOUT WORLDQUANT BRAIN:
BRAIN is a group within WorldQuant similar to a traditional B2C fintech setup. Our mission is to simplify quant finance and provide global opportunities for individuals to participate remotely in this initiative, while potentially learning ground breaking quant finance, AI and ML concepts. WorldQuant Brain provides a crowdsourcing platform for external participants to contribute alphas and various other models or algorithms to the firm’s business. BRAIN is comprised of an entire ecosystem within the firm that includes resources from various technology, data, business and operations groups throughout the firm globally. Today, BRAIN is still fairly young – though it’s a full featured business with forward looking plans that run into years.
THE ROLE: WorldQuant is seeking a research intern to join the BRAIN team. BRAIN is WorldQuant’s crowdsourcing initiative that allows anyone in the world with the right skills to become a Quant.
Create and develop Alphas and other utilization algorithms on BRAIN Conduct research on academic quantitative finance literature
Identify and design new research domains. Generate ideas to grow the domain
Analyze current functionalities available to researchers, identify any issues with the platform and provide solutions and recommendations to the BRAIN team
Design and test new functionalities and datasets on the BRAIN platform
Business Development and Consultant Engagement
Work with local Territory Managers and other Business Development stakeholders to enhance & execute BRAIN business strategy for user and consultant acquisition
Conduct training sessions for BRAIN users and consultants
Prepare and update training curriculum of BRAIN
WHAT YOU’LL BRING:
Familiarity and competence in using the BRAIN platform; ex-VRC or current BRAIN research consultant preferred
Possess or expect a Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in engineering, science, mathematics, finance or any other related field that is highly analytical and quantitative from a leading university
Demonstrated programming experience in one of the following (Java/C++/C/Python/MySQL/SQL Server); knowledge of UNIX preferred
Possess a research scientist mind-set, be a self-starter, and be a creative and persevering deep thinker who is motivated by unsolved challenges
Have a strong interest in learning about worldwide financial markets
Possess good communication and presentation skills in English