The Californian Institute of Trading welcomes above all students in the trading course in its research center. One having finished the Become a Trader program, with a diploma in hand, students interested by a career in financial research can apply for their first research position in the CITRD. The selection is made through exams and a hiring interview to measure their motivation. A dozen or so of the selected will receive a permanent contract with a very educational experience beside researchers from all over the world, and with attractive wages for a first job in research.
To this wealth of students motivated in their first research experience, the CITRD adds to its motor a selection of qualified researchers with vast experience in their respective fields. They are selected with care, coming from the most prestigious universities and laboratories from around the world: From Oxford to Harvard, from Toronto to Soeul, they have all specialized their PhDs and studies in a specific field of research: algorithms for high frequency trading, behavioral psychology in trading, alternative management strategies, and so on. Their contribution is essential to the direction of research at the CIT, and their long experience pushes them towards research that traditional educator-researchers would not have considered as attractive. Involvement in the CITRD laboratory is compensated by generous wages that can go up to $30,000 annually.