Data Scientist/Machine Learning Economist
Advertiser: Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Field(s) of specialization: Econometrics - Macroeconomics; Monetary
Position type(s): Other nonacademic
Location of job: 10 Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA, 19106, United States (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Application deadline: 1 Dec 2020 (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Scheduling interviews
Posting end date: 1 Mar 2021
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video
Ad text:

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia seeks established researchers with expertise in economics/econometrics and data science to join a machine learning group. Researchers will pursue independent research projects as well as develop novel machine learning methods and applications to study issues facing economic policymakers and regulators such as loan evaluation, payment system linkages, credit risk model evaluation forecasting, and solving nonlinear heterogeneous agent models. Prior experience in the analysis of unstructured data (e.g., NLP) is a plus. The Bank collects and maintains large proprietary data sets related to consumer finance and bank supervision, making it an excellent environment for someone with machine learning expertise. The position will afford the opportunity to assist in building a data science team within the Bank.

The successful candidate must have a track record of high-quality research and an established research agenda. He or she must also possess superior writing and speaking skills.

The Bank offers an outstanding research environment and competitive salaries and benefits. Additional information about the Research Department may be found at

Applications will be accepted only online via Econjobmarket at Follow the website instructions under the job posting. Your application should include your vita, at least one research paper, the HR questionnaire and three letters of recommendation, and must be submitted by December 1, 2020. The Bank is an equal opportunity employer. CONTACT: Ms. Monica Wiley-Curtis, Recruiting: a>Recruiting\</a.

This position requires access to confidential supervisory information and/or FOMC information, which is limited to "Protected Individuals" as defined in the U.S. federal immigration law. Protected Individuals include, but are not limited to, U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents who either are not yet eligible to apply for naturalization or who have applied for naturalization within the requisite timeframe. Candidates who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents may be eligible for the information access required for this position and sponsorship for a work visa, and subsequently for permanent residence, if they sign a declaration of intent to become a permanent resident and a U.S. citizen and meet other eligibility requirements. In addition, all candidates must undergo an applicable background check and comply with all applicable information handling rules, and all non-U.S. citizens must sign a declaration of intent to become a U.S. citizen and pursue a path to citizenship

Submission materials required
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Job market paper
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Other material (in one file)
  • Cover letter
  • Video presentation of job market paper (optional)
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  • Letters of reference: 3
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