What does a Quantitative Researcher do?

Quantitative researchers perform mathematically based technical configurations and designs that help financial services firms and investment banks make decisions while mitigating potential risk. They study, plan, develop, and deploy models and systems involving intricate and sophisticated statistical formulas. These models serve as simulation tools that allow the firms and advisors to anticipate the risk of various scenarios and decisions, making these tools a valuable asset in a risk mitigation and management strategy. These researchers also perform testing and validation tasks.

Quantitative researchers typically have at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, statistics, or another technical field, although an advanced degree is an advantage. They have extensive experience working with complex, sophisticated statistical formulas and mathematical systems. These roles require highly developed analytical skills.

What responsibilities are common for Quantitative Researcher jobs?
  • Manage code for manipulating and processing data in accessible and well documented manners.
  • Contribute to efficiency of operations across lab and projects through sharing of skills, data, and codes with other relevant research associates.
  • Contribute to development of project and research team websites.
  • Assist with general lab management, coordinating logistics, and other tasks as needed.
What are the typical qualifications for Quantitative Researcher jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in business, computer science, engineering, or mathematics.
  • Experience with algorithm design, statistics, and datasets.
  • A collaborator and problem solver.
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Quantitative Researcher Salaries

Average Base Pay

$150,000 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $150K
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Quantitative Researcher Career Path

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Quantitative Researcher

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Astignes CapitalAstignes Capital
Quantitative Research Analyst
15 Feb 2022

“It is a great platform to learn new knowledge and apply what you learned from university.”

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Quantitative Researcher
12 Sept 2022

“I have started my career with APT and its provided me witg ample opportunities to contribute and learn.”

Radix Trading
Quantitative Researcher
6 Apr 2021

“1. Highly competitive industry can be stressful — ideas that used to work may not be good enough any more”

Quantitative Researcher
29 Aug 2021

“Stay away if you want to gain any meaningful experience and pursue a quant career.”

Quant Researcher
21 Apr 2022

“great work environment really enjoyed”

Quantitative Researcher
9 Oct 2022

“overall work life was good”

Arrowstreet CapitalArrowstreet Capital
Quantitative Researcher
9 Jan 2023

“Work from home allowance is okay but not great.”

BNP ParibasBNP Paribas
Quantitative Researcher
13 Jan 2021

“Compensation is on the lower end when comparing with other banks of the same size.”

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