Research Associate - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Advertiser: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Field(s) of specialization: Any field
Position type(s): Research Assistant, Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Location of job: 1 Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, St. Louis, MO, 63105, United States (map)
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: 2021-06-01
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Target date for applications: 1 Oct 2020
Application deadline: 6 Nov 2020 (accepting applications)
Posting end date: 6 Nov 2020
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting October, 2020.
Ad text:

The St. Louis Fed hires several Research Associates each year. We begin accepting applications in September 2020, hold interviews in October and November, and extend offers on a rolling basis for start dates in the Spring/Summer of 2021.

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 statistical packages such as Stata, SAS, R, Matlab, Fortran, Python and C++.
  • 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 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.

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

Ranked as a Top Workplace, 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, as well as cultural traditions, religion, life experiences, education and socioeconomic backgrounds—are recognized as a strength. Embracing our diversity encourages employees to bring their valued perspectives to the table when generating ideas and solving problems and promotes an environment where innovation and excellence thrive. Learn more about the Bank and its culture; check out our Careers Site.

Note from EconJobMarket: The advertiser initially required two letters of recommendation, but on 2020.9.2 requested that that requirement be removed.

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Submission materials required
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Transcript of grades
  • Paper (writing example)
  • Other file
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