As one of the world’s largest central banks, the Deutsche Bundesbank works in the public interest. Their business areas are monetary policy, banking supervision, financial stability, cash management and payment systems. To work in the Research Centre at their Central Office in Frankfurt am Main, initially on a one to two-year contract, they are looking to recruit a part-time (50%) Research Assistant.

What the job entails

Your role will be to provide support to Research Centre staff in the area of empirical micro- or macroeconomics, in particular through the processing and analysis of survey data on economic expectations of households or professional forecasters (ECB Survey of Professional Forecasters, etc.). Working in an international team, you will contribute to the Deutsche Bundesbank’s decision-making processes by providing insights into fundamental issues based on academic re-search. In your work, you will have access to an excellent IT and data infrastructure and have contact with leading international academics. What we have to offer Alongside a unique set of tasks, we offer attractive employment conditions. We can also support you in the completion of your PhD in a variety of ways.

What we are looking for

  • Accredited master’s degree or comparable qualification in a degree programme with a quantitative focus (e.g. economics or statistics), with an above-average degree grade
  • Working towards a specialisation in empirical micro- or macroeconomics and planning to pursue a PhD, or enrollment in a PhD programme in economics or statistics
  • Firm grounding in mathematical/statistical applications such as MATLAB, R, or Stata
  • A sound grasp of DSGE models would also be welcome
  • Good knowledge of data services such as Bloomberg, Datastream or Haver would be an advantage
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Ms Caren-Berit Rödiger in Human Resources on +49 (0)69 9566 8433. Specific questions about the research assistant position should be directed by email to Dr Malte Knüppel ([email protected]) and Mr Christian Bittner ([email protected]) in the Research Centre.

For more information, visit our website at Please submit your online application with the usual supporting documentation (cover letter, CV, testimonials) by 26 May 2019, quoting the reference number 2019_0290_02.

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