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Quant Research Intern -- Summer 2022

IMC trades a wide range of financial instruments, in many different ways. This means we look for different types of traders; from the quantitative minds who enjoy the mathematical side of trading to more operationally focused personalities who thrive on interacting with brokers over the phone.
Our traders share one thing in common, though: they are at their best when solving complex problems. Their insights into global events, market shifts and pricing ensure we always trade in the right place, at the right time.

If so, then join IMC as a Quant Research Intern! Why? Because here your decisions have direct impact on the company’s trading profits and IMC is a place where creativity, teamwork and innovation are recognized and rewarded. Quants actively build and enhance the quality of our electronic trading strategies, requiring superior analytical, mathematical, and computing skills.  As a quant, you will have the freedom to find your niche within the firm and excel. 

As a Quant Research Intern you will work alongside a dedicated mentor to build custom analysis tools and explore new research ideas. The internship program is focused on enhancing your knowledge of options theory, market making, algorithm complexity and trades analysis. Your responsibility does not stop at pure knowledge acquisition; you’ll also have the opportunity to implement new models and launch them into production.

As an Intern within IMC you will be supported by both a Mentor and an intern lead who will oversee your projects and professional development. You will have access to classroom theory sessions, mock trading, desk rotations, simulated trading and incredible social activities and events.


  • Student pursuing a PhD or M.S in a STEM discipline (Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Operations Research, Financial Engineering, Computational Finance etc...)
  • Experience with programming in Python is a strong advantage
  • Desire to further understand of financial theory
  • Superb analytical and mathematical skills

Our hiring process, including tips on applying and interviewing with IMC, is described on our website. Now it’s up to you! Apply today to start your journey with IMC.

IMC is a leading global market maker with offices in Europe, the US and Asia-Pacific. We use algorithmic trading and advanced technology to buy and sell securities across multiple trading venues. Our vital role, at the centre of the financial markets, provides liquidity for buyers and sellers worldwide.

In the late 1980s, IMC quickly identified the importance of technology in the fast-evolving trading environment. Our passion for innovation continues to drive us today. Although our company has grown rapidly over recent decades, we still approach our work with the same entrepreneurial spirit, with an emphasis on continuous improvement and innovation. We like our people to think for themselves and we give them the responsibility and support they need to make an impact. This means real work as well as dedicated training programmes and mentors.

While we work hard, we also have a lot of fun – whether solving complex challenges or taking part in team-building, leisure and sporting activities. IMC also enables its employees to contribute to a better society through our foundation.