Deutsche Bundesbank

Position: Research Assistant, one- to two-year contract, part-time (50%)
Location: Research Centre, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The Deutsche Bundesbank is an integral part of the ESCB and, as one of the world’s largest central banks, works in the public interest. Our business areas are monetary policy, banking supervision, financial stability, cash management and payment systems.

Research Assistant

What the job entails
Your role will be to provide support to Research Centre staff in the area of empirical macroeconomics, in particular time series modelling and multivariate statistical analysis.

Working in an international team, you will contribute to the Deutsche Bundesbank’s decision-making process by providing insights into fundamental issues based on academic research. In your work, you will have access to excellent IT and data resources and interact with leading international academics.

What we have to offer
Alongside a unique set of tasks in an international environment, we offer attractive employment conditions (e.g. a free Rhein-Main JobTicket). We can support you in the completion of your PhD and also promote a healthy work-life balance in a variety of ways. The remuneration for this position corresponds to pay grade 13 of the wage agreement for the public sector (Tarifver-trag für den öffentlichen Dienst).

What we are looking for

  • Accredited master’s degree or comparable qualification in economics, finance or statistics, with above-average results; ideally, enrolled in or pursuing a PhD programme in economics or finance
  • Working towards a specialisation in empirical macroeconomics, macro-econometrics, or macro-finance
  • Firm grounding in mathematical/statistical applications (e.g. MATLAB, R, or Stata)
  • Experience in using high-level programming languages such as Fortran, C or CUDA as well as good knowledge of data services such as Bloomberg, Datastream or Haver would be advantageous
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Very good command of written and spoken English; a sound command of German would be an advantage

The Deutsche Bundesbank promotes the equality of men and women in the workplace. Applications from disabled applicants are welcome.

Application deadline: 9 August 2020

Ms Caren-Berit Roediger, Human Resources, +49 (0)69 9566 8433
Dr. Guido Schultefrankenfeld for questions about the research assistant position
To learn more and to apply: Please send cover letter, CV, certificates and references, quoting reference number 2020_0522_02.

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