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Quantitative Research Intern (Summer 2024 – Chicago)

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🚀 Summer Internship


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Summer Internship

Research & DevelopmentChicago


  • At Optiver, our mission is to constantly improve the market by injecting liquidity, providing accurate pricing, increasing transparency and acting as a stabilizing force no matter the market conditions. With a focus on continuous improvement, we participate in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets for everyone who participates. We tackle the toughest problems, challenge the status quo and always aim for excellence. As one of the largest market making institutions, we are a trusted partner of 70+ exchanges across the globe.


  • Currently enrolled in a PhD program in mathematics, computer science, statistics, physics or a related field with a winter 2024 or spring 2025 anticipated graduation date
  • Experience using Matlab, R, Python or other analytical tools for quantitative research
  • Experience analyzing large data sets is not required, but preferred*

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • Welcome to the fast-paced, dynamic world of market making.
  • As a Quantitative Research Intern, you’ll spend the summer learning trading fundamentals and completing real projects in financial modeling, data science and statistics. You’ll be paired with one of Optiver’s experienced researchers to gain exposure to some of the various areas of research focus and learn the ins and outs of our systems.
  • Our internship is an expedited training program that will put you on the fast track to your career as a quantitative researcher. Experience the thrill of tight feedback loops as you apply your analytical and problem-solving skills to challenges where your solutions will have an immediate impact. If you’re looking for a taste of a career that’s continuously innovating, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to apply.


Work type

Full time

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