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.
Work/Life Balance
4.1 ★
Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
4.1 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Quantitative Researcher make?

$149,136 /yr
Total Pay

Base Pay


Additional Pay


 / yr
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
See More Insights

Quantitative Researcher Career Path

Learn how to become a Quantitative Researcher, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

Quantitative Researcher

Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7
Not including years spent in education and/or training

Quantitative Researcher Insights

Read what Quantitative Researcher professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Astignes CapitalAstignes Capital
Quantitative Research Analyst
Feb 15, 2022

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

A.P.T. PortfolioA.P.T. Portfolio
Quantitative Researcher
Sep 12, 2022

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

Radix Trading
Quantitative Researcher
Apr 6, 2021

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

Amber GroupAmber Group
Quantitative Researcher
Feb 2, 2023

“People are nice and helpful.”

Quantitative Researcher
Aug 29, 2021

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

Quantitative Researcher
Oct 9, 2022

“overall work life was good”

Quant Researcher
Apr 21, 2022

“great work environment really enjoyed”

Arrowstreet CapitalArrowstreet Capital
Quantitative Researcher
Jan 9, 2023

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

See More

Quantitative Researcher Interviews

Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Quantitative Researcher

The most similar professions to Quantitative Researcher are:
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Equity Trader
  • Quantitative Developer
  • Trader

Related Careers

Quantitative Analyst
No skills overlap
Equity Trader
No skills overlap
Quantitative Developer
No skills overlap
No skills overlap

Quantitative Researcher Jobs