• competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Selby Jennings Strategy
  • 08 Sep 17

Scientific Alpha Researcher

  • Location: New York, NY, USA
  • Salary: competitive
  • Job Type: Full time

Scientific alpha researcher/signal generation

A top hedge fund located in New York is looking to expand its quantitative research team. They have been around since the late 2000's. Their next focus is to begin exploring the dark realm of unstructured and alternative data sources to predict market moves and extra alpha. 

Responsibilities will include:
  • Alpha research focused on building systematic/quantitative signals in the equity space
  • Develop mid to short term equity quant trading strategies
  • Optimizing and backtesting strategies
  • Develop predictive models based on alternative data 
  • Analyze fundamental factors to utilize in signal research

The ideal candidate should possess:
  • PhD in a quantitative field such as mathematics, statistics, computer science, or program with signal analysis related research
  • 5+ years of experience in alpha research and signal analysis
  • Strong programming skills with statistical languages (Matlab, Python, or R)
  • Extensive knowledge of fundamental factors

Compensation is very competitive, with a base + bonus structure