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Job Title Quantitative Strategist (PhD)
Opening Date 01-Jan-2023
Closing Date 31-Mar-2023
Location London

Quantitative Strategist (PhD)

Capula is looking to a hire Quantitative Strategists for our London and New York offices. Successful candidates will have recently completed their PhD, be highly quantitative and have a clear interest in finance. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the team of a world-renowned and dynamic global quantitative hedge fund.


  • Working closely with researchers and traders on defined project(s) leading directly to trading decisions
  • Backtest trading models and strategies
  • Receive and participate wholly in training in financial modelling, analysis, research methods and trading strategies, in particular financial flows analysis.
  • Apply knowledge of finance theory to improve existing quantitative decision making models and tools

What we look for:

  • Have graduated with a PhD in a highly quantitative discipline (e.g. Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering or another quantitative field)
  • A keen interest in finance
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills accompanied by critical thinking and intellectual curiosity
  • Experience with programming (e.g. Python/C++)
  • A consistently strong academic record
  • An interest in working in a highly dynamic environment

Start date: Immediate

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Capula provides a competitive salary, visa sponsorship, relocation assistance and a competitive benefits package that includes free breakfast and lunch.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ('DEI')

We look to attract, recruit, develop, reward, promote and retain exceptional talent, basing judgment solely on an individual's suitability for the job and their potential for future success. We promote fair and equal treatment through our workplace practices and policies and are committed to maintaining an enjoyable and supportive work environment free from harassment and intimidation.

We have an equal opportunities policy that applies to all stages of recruitment and selection. Shortlisting, interviewing and selection will always be carried out without regard to gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnernship status, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, age, pregnancy or maternity leave or trade union membership. We use external recruitment firms to supplement our hiring process. Any external recruitment partners we use are required to identify and engage with a diverse pool of candidates. Capula provides recruitment and interview training to hiring managers to ensure they are aware of anti-discrimination laws and to promote a best practice selection process so that the right candidates with the right skill set for the role are hired.