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Quant Research Intern

IMC Trading
Quant Research Intern
Chicago, US
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Job Description

We will begin processing applications in mid-August. Please note, due to high volume, allow up to 3 weeks for your application to be reviewed. If you have a time sensitive deadline, please reach out to


As a Quantitative Research Intern, your decisions have direct impact on the company’s trading profits and IMC is a place where creativity, teamwork and innovation are recognized and rewarded. Quants actively build and enhance the quality of our electronic trading strategies, requiring superior analytical, mathematical, and computing skills. Quants have the freedom to find their niche within the firm and excel.

What You’ll Do:

As a Quant Research Intern, you will work alongside a dedicated mentor to build custom analysis tools and explore new research ideas. The internship program is focused on enhancing your knowledge of options theory, market making, algorithm complexity and trades analysis. Your responsibility does not stop at pure knowledge acquisition; you’ll also have the opportunity to implement new models and launch them into production.

As an Intern within IMC you will be supported by both a Mentor and an Intern Program Lead who will oversee your projects and professional development. You will have access to classroom theory sessions, an impactful project tied to real-time business priorities, and incredible social activities and events.


  • Current university student graduating between September 2024 – July 2025 that is pursuing a Masters or PhD degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, or another highly quantitative field with a passion for research and problem solving

  • Strong knowledge of statistics and probability

  • Creative thinkers who are driven, resilient, and eager to solve challenging problems in a highly team-based environment

  • Superior numerical, analytical, and problem-solving skills

  • Familiarity with programming in Python is a plus

  • Desire to further understand of financial theory and develop trading intuition

  • Must be able to start internship on June 10, 2024


Our hiring process, including tips on applying and interviewing with IMC, is described on our website. Now it’s up to you! Apply today to start your journey with IMC.


IMC is a leading global market maker with offices in Europe, the US and Asia-Pacific. We use algorithmic trading and advanced technology to buy and sell securities across multiple trading venues. Our vital role, at the centre of the financial markets, provides liquidity for buyers and sellers worldwide.

In the late 1980s, IMC quickly identified the importance of technology in the fast-evolving trading environment. Our passion for innovation continues to drive us today. Although our company has grown rapidly over recent decades, we still approach our work with the same entrepreneurial spirit, with an emphasis on continuous improvement and innovation. We like our people to think for themselves and we give them the responsibility and support they need to make an impact. This means real work as well as dedicated training programmes and mentors.

While we work hard, we also have a lot of fun – whether solving complex challenges or taking part in team-building, leisure and sporting activities. IMC also enables its employees to contribute to a better society through our foundation.

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