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On Site

About the Role

Quantitative alpha research requires mastery of multiple domains. The best research requires original research ideas, good intuition, strong data analysis skills, and good research planning. Our research directly drives our investment decisions. This role is highly selective. We have a long history of training extraordinarily talented academic researchers to succeed in the investment services industry. Prior experience in the financial services industry is not required.



  • Ph.D. candidates in finance, economics, mathematics, statistics, physics, computer science, or other quantitative discipline.

  • Programming in any of the following: R, Python, or C++.

  • Experience with SQL.

  • Solid research experience in the field of the candidate’s specialty.

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills.

  • Detail-oriented.

  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new methodologies to real life problems.

  • Willingness to take ownership of his/her work.

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team.

  • Strong desire to deliver high quality results in a timely fashion.

  • Prior experience in the financial services industry is not required. 

About the Company

Cubist Systematic Strategies, an affiliate of Point72, deploys systematic, computer-driven trading strategies across multiple liquid asset classes, including equities, futures and foreign exchange. The core of our effort is rigorous research into a wide range of market anomalies, fueled by our unparalleled access to a wide range of publicly available data sources

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