See below a list of open research topics and the associated candidate profile we are looking for.
The projects cover the entire quant model development cycle: analyzing the data, programming the back-tests, analyzing the results, discussing results with researchers and portfolio managers, writing a research report and giving a presentation. The assignment will be supervised by an experienced empirical researcher of Robeco’s Quantitative Research department.
Profile: You have strong social and problem-solving skills: you will consult with different parties, and are capable to translate their input into suitable solutions. You have preferably a quantitative-economic background, but also excellent students in e.g. (Financial) Economics with a quantitative interest are welcome to apply. In our day-to-day work it is at least as important to be able to explain the economic intuition as it is to compute the necessary results. Creative and analytical skills are essential to successfully complete the project. Furthermore, you communicate well, you are open to change and responsive to feedback. We strive to maintain the diversity in personalities and backgrounds that exists in our department; for this reason your complementarity to the existing team is an important consideration in our selection process.