Quantitative Research Internship

Quantitative Research Internship
6 months, starting January/February 2017
swissQuant Group AG, Kuttelgasse 7, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland
swissQuant Group provides quantitative services, consultancy and products for financial and
industrial clients, including a number of global Fortune 500 companies. Our business edge originates
from the effective translation of Intelligent Technology into measurable, bottom-line client value.
SwissQuant Group is a privately held company incorporated in 2005 as a spin-off of ETH Zürich.
We offer an Internship position for an aspiring Quant Engineer wishing to focus on the research and
development of statistics, machine learning and optimization frameworks for the financial and the
industrial sectors. This position will offer you an excellent opportunity to apply the knowledge and
the skills you developed during your studies in a dynamic environment and in close contact with the
financial sector.
Your work will focus on investigating the potential of advanced statistical techniques to solve client
problems or open new business opportunities. The work involves screening the literature, identifying
the weakness and strength of different available approaches, developing prototype algorithms, back
testing new procedures against well-established methods, and finally writing internal reports and
scientific papers. You will be supervised by an experienced Senior Quant Engineer.
Outstanding university track records and the following qualifications are required:
MSc or higher degree in: Statistics, Data Science, Quantitative Finance or Computational Science
Computer programming skills: R or Matlab, SQL and Python
Good knowledge of statistics, machine learning algorithms and optimization
Good spoken and written English
Eligible to live and work in Switzerland
As a successful intern, you will be integrated into a dynamic Quant team and take an active part in
the development of a complete new range of scientific methods linked to real client needs and future
industry standards. If you believe you can contribute to this culture of innovation and value creation,
we would be pleased to hear from you.
Interested? Please register and upload your cover letter and CV/Recommendations in PDF format
via www.swissquant.com