I have a PhD in applied maths/astrophysics at a top UK university which isn't Oxford or Cambridge. I recently started working as a research fellow at the same university.

I want to work as a quant researcher. A recruiter for G-Research recently approached me. I was tempted to apply. However, after reading their practice interview exam, I realised my probability and statistics knowledge isn't good enough.

I am 25, and my background is in applied maths, physics and numerical analysis. I know a lot about solving differential equations and high-performance computing but very little about finance, probability and statistics.

I am unsure whether to teach myself the skills needed to be a quant researcher or apply for a masters degree.

I have been reading 'The concepts and practice of mathematical finance' by Mark S. Joshi and reading 1st and 2nd-year undergraduate lecture notes on probability and statistics. I'm worried that the book by Mark S. Joshi might be a bit out of date. For example, it does not mention machine learning which seems to be important these days. With my full-time job, I struggle to find the time/energy, so I am tempted to quit my job and dedicate my time to building my skillset.

Are there any books or courses you would recommend for me to get into quant research? Would you recommend a masters course? I have enough savings to pay a for masters.

I want to work as a quant researcher. A recruiter for G-Research recently approached me. I was tempted to apply. However, after reading their practice interview exam, I realised my probability and statistics knowledge isn't good enough.

I am 25, and my background is in applied maths, physics and numerical analysis. I know a lot about solving differential equations and high-performance computing but very little about finance, probability and statistics.

I am unsure whether to teach myself the skills needed to be a quant researcher or apply for a masters degree.

I have been reading 'The concepts and practice of mathematical finance' by Mark S. Joshi and reading 1st and 2nd-year undergraduate lecture notes on probability and statistics. I'm worried that the book by Mark S. Joshi might be a bit out of date. For example, it does not mention machine learning which seems to be important these days. With my full-time job, I struggle to find the time/energy, so I am tempted to quit my job and dedicate my time to building my skillset.

Are there any books or courses you would recommend for me to get into quant research? Would you recommend a masters course? I have enough savings to pay a for masters.

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