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Message started by Albert Hendriks, IMC on 11/09/12 at 19:24:58

Title: Junior Quantitative Researcher
Post by Albert Hendriks, IMC on 11/09/12 at 19:24:58

The opportunity

If you are driven by results, fascinated by a world "Where Trading meets Technology" and are eager to work with a high level of responsibility, then working for IMC financial markets might be for you!
We are currently seeking a Junior Quantitative Researcher to join our Amsterdam trading team to start in February 2013. As a Junior Quantitative Researcher, your career begins with an extensive international in-house training program at our Amsterdam and Chicago offices giving you the opportunity to meet fellow (Junior) Quantitative Researchers and Traders from all IMC offices. You will learn trading, programming and our systems through courses and trading simulations developed and delivered by experienced co-workers from various departments. After two months you will start doing the job yourself! As of day one you will be given a lot of responsibility and take ownership of your development. After this, you will continue to learn from your highly skilled peers.

Are you ready to take on this opportunity?

As a Junior Quantitative Researcher, you will have the following responsibilities:
Optimization: Use our optimization engine to run simulations, analyze the results and configure our algorithmic trading system accordingly
Analysis: Evaluate the performance of live trading strategies and take measures to improve them
Simulation: Improve quality of simulations by making them more realistic
Research: Work on research projects, present results and actively cooperate in trading and research meetings
Algorithms: Develop and implement algorithms that drive our trading strategies
Projects: Work on a project basis in interdisciplinary teams

See next post for more

Title: Re: Junior Quantitative Researcher
Post by Albert Hendriks, IMC on 11/09/12 at 19:25:18

Qualifications and education requirements:

MSc. or PhD. in a quantitative or technology-related field of study
0-2 years of work experience
You possess exceptional analytical and mathematical skills
You have an intermediate or advanced level in an object-oriented programming language
You are proficient in a mathematical language (Matlab, VBA)
You possess a natural quantitative and numerical sense
Knowledge of databases and MySQL is advantageous
You are highly interested in theories and abstract concepts
You possess the ability to clearly explain concepts in both a verbal and written way
You communicate efficiently  with colleagues from different domains

Title: Re: Junior Quantitative Researcher
Post by Albert Hendriks, IMC on 11/09/12 at 19:25:37

Key for success at IMC:

Turning problems into solutions is your second nature
You like to question and act critically
You have a competitive mind and are therefore always eager to belong to the best
You value growth in life by continuously learning, improving, and raising the bar for yourself
People experience you as a pleasant person to collaborate with
You combine enthusiasm for new ideas with the perseverance to complete them
You are proactive in taking ownership and responsibilities

IMC offers you:

The chance to be surrounded by smart, passionate and motivated people
Promotion of great ideas and thinking via our flat culture
Responsibility early in your career
A competitive remuneration package, including a variable component
Continued learning and development opportunities
A fun and unique culture
Recognition and celebration of success

Are you in?

Please submit your resume before November 12th to We will respond to your application after this date regarding the state of your application, possible next stages and timelines.

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