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St. Louis, United States  •  map
Flexible start date.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis www
Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Any field
8 Jul 2022
14 Oct 2022
14 Oct 2022

The St. Louis Fed hires several Research Associates each year. Start dates for this search are in the Spring or Summer of 2023.

This is an excellent opportunity to work with, learn, and engage with our reputable economist staff, visiting fellows and scholars. Former St. Louis RAs have continued their careers in other Bank divisions, in PhD programs, and in the private sector. More Information can be found in the RAjobs link below under the success stories tab.

Visit https://research.stlouisfed.org/RAjobs/ for a detailed overview of the RA position.

What are the day-to-day activities?

  • Perform statistical, econometric, computational and analytical research that economists can use for publication in academic journals.
  • Utilize Excel and statistical packages such as Stata, R, Matlab, Julia, Python, and SAS.
  • Collect, organize and interpret economic and financial data.
  • Review academic journals, market sources and government reports.
  • Write short articles or assist economists in developing short articles and presentations on current economic and financial conditions and policy issues.
  • Attend to additional assignments, including gathering and organizing survey data and anecdotal information and summarizing economic data for the Beige Book.

Qualifications

  • A GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, econometrics, or quantitative economics
  • Strong background in mathematics and statistics, including coursework in Calculus II, Econometrics, Linear Algebra, and Differential equations
  • Previous economic research experience, such as undergraduate research assistant, research-related internship or independent research project.
  • All Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including receiving a COVID-19 booster when eligible, unless the Bank grants an accommodation based on a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit the documents requested below:

NOTE: Applications will not be considered without all of these materials.

For questions or concerns, contact: ra.recruiting@stls.frb.org

Benefits

Bring your passion and expertise, and we'll provide the opportunities that will challenge you and propel your growth—along with a wide range of benefits and perks that support your health, wealth, and life.

In addition to great compensation package, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes tuition assistance, generous paid time off, top-notch health care benefits, child and family care leave, professional development opportunities, a 401(k) match, pension, and more. All brought together in a flexible work environment where you can truly find balance.

Ranked as the #2 Top Workplace in the St. Louis Region in 2020, the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis is committed to building an inclusive workplace, where employees' diversity—in age, gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, and cultural traditions, religion, life experiences, education and socioeconomic backgrounds—are recognized as a strength.

The Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Location of job: 1 Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, St. Louis, Mo, 63102, United States (map)
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting September, 2022.
Application deadline: 14 Oct 2022 midnight UTC

Halle (Saale), Germany  •  map
Flexible start date. Duration: 3 years
Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) www
Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Various fields
Development; Growth  •  Econometrics  •  Environmental; Ag. Econ.  •  Labor; Demographic Economics  •  Microeconomics  •  Urban; Rural; Regional Economics  •  Health; Education; Welfare
9 Jul 2022
26 Aug 2022
30 Sep 2022

The Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) in Halle (Saale) offers

two PhD positions (f/m/x)

within the Leibniz Junior Research Group “Rural well-being in transition: multidimensional drivers and effects on (im)mobility (RuWell)”. The posts are part-time positions (65 %) starting on October 10th, 2022 at the earliest and fixed-term for three years (extension is possible). The salary will be according to the German Public Service Salary Scale (E13 TV-L). The successful candidate will be part of the Department of External Environment for Agriculture and Policy Analysis.

About the project:

Europe’s rural areas are threatened by a vicious cycle: as populations decrease, the well-being of those who stay back also declines, which further fuels outmigration. This Leibniz Best Minds project aims at decoding the link between well-being and (im)mobility among rural populations in East Germany and Southeast Europe by adding a new lens: the concept of place attachment as a crucial but so far neglected dimension of well-being. A Multidimensional Well-being Index (MWI) will be developed to analyse the underlying factors of (im)mobility of the rural population.

What we expect of PhD candidate 1:

The applicant is expected to analyze the underlying factors of quality of life and place attachment among rural populations by developing a Multidimensional Well-being Index (MWI) together with all project team members. The regional focus of this position will be East Germany. The MWI will be filled by exploiting the data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study and merging regional-level data with it. Statistical models will be used to investigate the (im)mobility patterns of rural residents along their individual MWI over time. Additionally, the successful candidate is expected to help in designing and conducting innovative, cross-sectional household surveys in selected rural regions in Albania, Kosovo, Moldova, and Romania.

What we expect of PhD candidate 2:

The applicant is expected to analyze the underlying factors of quality of life and place attachment among rural populations by developing a Multidimensional Well-being Index (MWI) together with all project team members. The regional focus of this position will be Southeast Europe. The applicant is expected to provide survey-based empirical evidence of the factors that drive or impede rural depopulation by designing and conducting innovative, cross-sectional household surveys in selected rural regions in Albania, Kosovo, Moldova, and Romania. Statistical analysis combined with qualitative research methods is foreseen to gain a deeper understanding of interactions of different quality of life composites – in particular with place attachment – and their effect on overall well-being and staying intentions.

What you should bring:

  • Very good university degree (Master or Diploma) in agricultural or applied economics, human geography, or other social sciences;

  • Very good knowledge of econometrics and/or statistics;

  • Interest in the analysis of multidimensional well-being;

  • Interest in planning, designing, and implementing field research in Southeast Europe;

  • Experience in empirical economic research (e.g. in the context of a thesis) is an advantage;

  • PhD candidate 1: Fluency in English reading, writing and presenting; knowledge of the German language is an advantage;

  • PhD candidate 2: Fluency in English reading, writing, and presenting and knowledge of the official language in one of the study regions -- Albanian, and Romanian;

  • Very good communication and teamwork skills.

What we offer:

  • A unique research and qualification opportunity within a diverse and motivated team of scientists that value interdisciplinary research, while placing great value on diversity of age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical ability, religious belief, and ethnicity;

  • Participation in the German Doctoral Certificate Program in Agricultural Economics (www.agraroekonomik.de) with teaching held in English language.

  • Support for data collection, organization, and analysis.

  • Close guidance and supervision in the process of writing the PhD thesis.

  • Financial support for participation in international and regional academic conferences as well as in topic-related workshops.

  • Support for the preparation of publications in peer-reviewed journals.

  • The successful candidates will become members of the IAMO Graduate School and apply for a doctoral degree from Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg.

  • Family-friendly working conditions.

If you are excited to engage in interdisciplinary research on the intersection between well-being and (im)mobility in the context of rural communities in East Germany and Southeastern Europe and push the boundaries of the well-being analysis beyond its traditional economic domain, we look forward to hearing from you.

Application

Interested candidates should send a set of application documents in the English language that include:

1. Letter of motivation (maximum 1 page);

2. Curriculum vita;

3. Copies of all relevant transcripts and certificates[1] as well as English language certificate, if the master’s/diploma thesis was not written in English;

4. Names and contact information of two academic referees.

This set of application documents should be sent by email as a single pdf file to
application.agpolicy@iamo.de. Applicants are also requested to submit electronic copies of their master’s/diploma thesis or scientific seminar papers. Application deadline: August 26th, 2022.

For further inquiries, please contact Frau Dr. Antje Jantsch, Phone: 0345 29 28 125,
E-Mail: jantsch@iamo.de.

About us

IAMO is a research institute, a foundation under public law, that pursues basic and applied research in the field of agricultural economics with a focus on the formerly centrally planned economies of Europe and Asia. It offers an excellent infrastructure and a stimulating research environment in an international, ambitious, and multidisciplinary team. IAMO is a member of the Leibniz Association, a German network of non-university research institutes. The city of Halle is located in East Germany, near Leipzig, and offers an attractive and affordable living environment.

Equality of opportunity is part of our personnel policy. Female researchers are strongly encouraged to apply. Female researchers are strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled applicants with adequate qualifications will be preferentially considered. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews via email.

Please note the data protection information for applicants (m/f/x) in accordance with art. 13 GDPR on data processing in the application procedure under the following link: https://www.iamo.de/en/top-navigation/data-protection/.


[1] Please note that applicants with foreign degrees have to provide a “Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications” issued by "Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen" (Central Office for Foreign Education – ZAB) at the time of recruitment. This statement must be applied for by the certificate holder and is subject to a fee. For more information, please visit https://www.kmk.org/zeugnisbewertung

To apply, send a message to application.agpolicy@iamo.de. (See posting for details.)

Location of job: Theodor-Lieser-Str. 2, Halle (Saale), 06110, Germany (map)
Degree required: Masters
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 3 years
Letters of reference required: 2

Göteborg, Sweden  •  map
Starts 2022-09-26. Duration: 1 year
Joseph Vecci www
University of Gothenburg www
Research Assistant
Health; Education; Welfare
5 Aug 2022
30 Aug 2022
1 Sep 2022

Job assignments

The hired individual will work on a large-scale project studying the impact of Covid-19 on mental health, health at birth and domestic violence in Sweden. The successful candidate will work with researchers based at the University of Gothenburg, Stanford University and The Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy. The project will use Swedish population wide administrative data from SCB, Brå and Socialstyrelsen. Work will be conducted in both English and Swedish (although Swedish is not mandatory).

Tasks include:

  • Organization of the administrative data.
  • Merging of the datasets
  • Analysis of data.
  • Development of documentation.
  • Generation of graphs, figures and tables.
  • Providing feedback to the researchers.

Qualifications We are looking for a candidate who has experience working with large datasets. The candidate should be able to work in a structured and independent manner with a focus on detail. Applicants should have a master's level education (or be studying towards one) in an area of relevance such as data science, economics, statistics etc. Experience of, and interest in, statistical programming languages especially Stata, experience with machine learning models, working with tools for data extraction, organization and analysis, as well as handling large amounts of data are requirements. Knowledge of Swedish is desired by not a requirement.

Employment The position is a temporary employment for 12 months equivalent to 50% of full time (although time allocation is negotiable). It is possible to work remotely from within Europe but it is also possible to work from the Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg. The starting date is September 1st or upon agreement.

The position is funded by Handelsbanken and as a result renumeration is via a tax free stipend.

For further information regarding the position

Please contact:

Joe Vecci, Assistant Professor e-mail: joseph.vecci@economcis.gu.se

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

University Information

The School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg has 3 700 full-time equivalent students, 500 employees and 160 international partner universities across four departments. The main subjects are economics and law. The School also provides unique collaborations with industry and the public sector. The School of Business, Economics and Law is EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA accredited.

The Department of Economics has around 100 employees from several countries. The teaching within the department is economics and statistics and the department has around 800 students registered at courses and programs. A diverse set of researchers are located at the department where several of them are internationally well-known economists. The research conducted is within a broad range of areas, including labor, environmental, development, behavioral, and financial economics. More information about the department is available at www.economics.gu.se

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Location of job: Vasagatan 1, Handelshögskolan, Göteborg, 411 24, Sweden (map)
Degree required: Masters
Job start date: 2022-09-26
Job duration: 1 year
Letters of reference required: 1
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video
Application deadline: 30 Aug 2022 midnight UTC

Freiburg, Germany  •  map
Starts 2022-10-01. Duration: 2 years
Department of Quantitative Finance (Abteilung für Quantitative Finanzmarktforschung) www
University of Freiburg www
Postdoctoral Scholar  •  Research Assistant
Finance
29 Jul 2022
15 Aug 2022
31 Aug 2022
31 Aug 2022

Research Assistant Position in Quantitative Finance

The Department of Quantitative Finance (chaired by Prof. Dr. Eva Lütkebohmert-Holtz) at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg invites applications for a

Research Assistant Position (Post-doctoral or PhD)

in the area of Financial Economics or Mathematical Finance.

Post-doctoral position:

The appointment (75% TV-L E13, Baden-Württemberg scale) will be made starting October 1st, 2022, or later for 2 years and is prolongable to 6 years. Teaching duty is 3 contact hours per week.

Applicants should have completed a PhD in economics, mathematical finance or statistics before starting the contract. Experience in data work and implementation in the software R or MATLAB is highly appreciated.

PhD students:

The appointment (50% TV-L E13, Baden-Württemberg scale) will be made starting October 1st, 2022, or later for 2 years and is prolongable to 4 years. Teaching duty is 2 contact hours per week.

Applicants should have completed an above-average degree in economics, mathematics, or statistics. Experience in data work and implementation in the software R or MATLAB is highly appreciated.

Successful candidates are supposed to participate in the teaching program of the department and to collaborate with the research group of Prof. Dr. Eva Lütkebohmert-Holtz. Some topics of particular interest for the department in the next years are: market, credit and liquidity risk, systemic risk and financial stability, model uncertainty, the impact of climate risk on financial markets, etc. The possibility to present own research results on international conferences is provided. Good English language skills are indispensable. Knowledge of German is not required but advantageous.

The University of Freiburg is an equal opportunity employer. Women are particularly encouraged to apply for the position. Candidates must already be authorized to work in Germany.

Applications including a letter of motivation, CV with education details, list of publications, documentation of teaching experience and relevant certificates are welcome until August 31st, 2022.

Post-doctoral candidates should include two letters of reference sent by the referees directly to eva.luetkebohmert@finance.uni-freiburg.de.

Please send your application to:

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Institute for Economic Research

Department of Quantitative Finance

Prof. Dr. Eva Lütkebohmert-Holtz

Rempartstr. 16

79098 Freiburg im Breisgau

or electronically to eva.luetkebohmert@finance.uni-freiburg.de.

Further information about the Department of Quantitative Finance can be found at

https://www.finance.uni-freiburg.de/

To apply, send a message to eva.luetkebohmert@finance.uni-freiburg.de. (See posting for details.)

Location of job: Rempartstr. 16, Freiburg, 79098, Germany (map)
Degree required: Masters
Job start date: 2022-10-01
Job duration: 2 years
Letters of reference required: 3
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting September, 2022.

* The date by which applications should be submitted to be given full consideration by the recruiter (e.g. the date the recruiter will start reviewing applications and selecting candidates for interview).