Who Qualifies As A Quant Researcher

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I finished my academic career back in 2017 with a degree in Physics moved to Chicago, the center of derivative trading, and became a quantitative researcher with a rapidly growing trading firm. Since then, I have been frequently asked by friends, alumni and even random applicants on LinkedIn on how I did the transition. Sometimes, I would even get this question from candidates at the end of an interview (me being on the easier…