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August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Viking Global Investors

Quantitative Fellowship 2021-2022

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111467061
Date Posted: 08/01/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Quantitative Fellowship 2021-2022
Section: Other Nonacademic (Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Salaried, Consulting, Etc.)
Location: New York, New York, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: C0 -- General
Keywords:
Quantitative Fellowship
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Position: Quantitative Fellowship 2021-2022
Location: 280 Park Ave (New York, NY)
Duration: Approximately 12 weeks. Part time options will be considered on a case by case basis.

Viking Global Investors LP is a global investment firm founded in 1999. We manage approximately $44 billion of capital for our investors across long/short, long-only and liquid/illiquid strategies. We have approximately 225 employees and offices in Greenwich, New York, Hong Kong, London and San Francisco.

Internship Opportunity
Join our 12-person quantitative research team to develop meaningful insights on global companies, macro trends, and trading execution that create value for the firm and our investors. Throughout your 12-week experience, you will partner directly with one or more of our quantitative teams (Data Science, Performance Analytics, Risk, and Trading) to work on a project that best leverages your quantitative skillset and is at the core of our research agenda. We seek analytical and creative problem solvers and provide them with robust training, mentorship and resources to apply their academic training to our most pressing and interesting research questions. You will have the opportunity to both work independently and collaborate with other intellectually curious quantitative professionals.

Responsibilities

The Quantitative Fellow will have the opportunity to develop impactful analyses and insights to be used across our research process and organization. Activities could include but are not limited to:

• Develop and deliver predictive analytics on companies, sectors, macroeconomic trends, and the market impact of trading execution
• Identify emerging trends and risks, and evaluate their potential impact
• Analyze the market microstructure and liquidity dynamics
• Optimize trading execution strategies
• Perform research and back-tests to identify opportunities for improved investment behavior and portfolio construction
• Contribute to Viking’s overall research effort by sharing information and insights across the team

Qualifications

Across the firm, we attract motivated, intellectually curious and analytically rigorous people who are passionate about learning and creating impact. The ideal candidate will possess the following traits:

• A strong performer currently enrolled in a Master’s degree or in a PhD program (3rd year and above) in one of these fields: Data Science, Economics, Finance, Statistics, and related fields
• A strong understanding of statistics and data science best practices gained from hands-on project experience
• Independence of thought and ability to carry out a research project with partial supervision
• Proficiency in Python and statistical libraries
• Sound judgment and ability to take a step back from the analysis and look at the big picture
• Efficient written and verbal communication
• Passion for research, proactive and self-motivated
• Commitment to excellence
• Working knowledge of SQL preferable
• Research experience working with time series preferable

Application:
Please submit your resume directly through the Viking career site: https://www.vikingglobal.com/careers. Click on “Search” to apply for Quantitative Fellowship Program 2021-2022. Please remember to indicate your school name on the application page. In addition to your resume, a supplement to the application is required.

Please note you must apply directly through the Viking career site to be considered for the Fellowship program.

In 1-2 pages, describe a quantitative research project that you recently completed. Please include the following details:

• The research question you were trying to answer
• The data you used
• Your approach, including details on the statistical methodologies
• Your findings
• The computational environment (e.g. language, main libraries, etc.)

The fellowship is currently based in New York NY or Greenwich CT, depending on which of our quantitative teams you will be paired with.

Contact:
Viking Recruiting Team
recruiting@vikingglobal.com

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Link
Application Instructions:
Please submit your resume directly through the Viking career site: https://www.vikingglobal.com/careers. Click on “Search” to apply for the Quantitative Fellowship Program 2021-2022. Please remember to indicate your school name on the application page. In addition to your resume, a supplement to the application is required.

Please note you must apply directly through the Viking career site to be considered for the Fellowship program.