Quant Researcher

  • Robeco
  • Rotterdam, Nederland
  • apr 04, 2022
Fulltime Quantitative Finance Research

Job Description


The Quantitative Research department holds a central position in Robeco's investment organization. It concentrates on developing quantitative investment strategies, either using individual stocks and bonds, or using derivative instruments. The research is centered around exploiting behavioral biases via a systematic approach. Currently, Robeco manages more than EUR 70 billion assets purely based on quantitative models. Robeco is also committed to helping clients achieve superior investment results with advanced sustainability integration. The research department employs over 20 people with different nationalities and backgrounds. We are recognized as a top player in quant as well as sustainable investing, and hence we are looking for top candidates.



Position & Requirements

We have an open position for an experienced quant researcher. Within this role, you will

  • Contribute to the development of our data-driven algorithmic strategies
  • Apply the latest research insights and technology to our quant equity investment process
  • Create new IPs and maintain our edge in a highly competitive environment.


Your daily work will have a broad spectrum, from processing (big) data, analyzing various signals, discussing research insights with your colleagues, to presenting results to internal and external clients. You are expected to contribute to our future success by generating innovative ideas, applying novel techniques, and getting things done!

You will need:

  • An advanced degree in Data Science, Econometrics, Quantitative Finance, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, or Engineering
  • Highly analytical mindset, capable of thinking critically and identifying patterns.
  • Demonstrable programming skills -- Python, and/or any other related language
  • Good communication skills. You can explain a complicated issue and give argumentations based on clear logic and intuition.
  • A cooperative mentality, willing to take initiative, help colleagues, and achieve collective ambitions and targets.


Bonus points:

  • Experience with CI/CD,  Apache Spark, Databricks, Docker, and/or Microsoft Azure (as is experience with any other big data tool or cloud service provider)
  • Experience with ML/AI/NLP techniques
  • Experience with financial datasets or providers such as Factset, Refinitiv, Bloomberg, etc.


We offer a challenging role with many responsibilities and visible impact. Your frequent interactions with various parties inside and outside our department provide many learning opportunities. You will experience quantitative research and quantitative portfolio management from nearby. We offer an attractive compensation package, including fringe benefits.


All applications will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. An assessment and integrity test may be used in the selection procedure.

Robeco Recruiting Team