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Research Associate

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Kansas City - United States
S: Competitive

The Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is recruiting for the position of Research Associate in the macroeconomic/monetary policy function.

Key Activities Include:
• Assisting Ph.D. economists on academic research projects and monetary policy briefings.
• Gathering and analyzing data, programming economic models, and preparing charts for presentations on economic and financial conditions.
• More experienced Research Associates participate in econometric or theoretical research, write for Bank publications, and deliver speeches to civic and educational groups.

These are excellent positions for someone considering a Ph.D. in economics. Research Associates develop technical skills and are exposed to a broad range of economic research topics. Most Research Associates stay with the department for two to three years, at which point many return to graduate school. In recent years, Research Associates have gone on to Ph.D. programs at Boston College, New York University, Stanford University, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, and University of Wisconsin.

Required Education and Skills:
• Bachelor's or master's degree in economics or a closely related field, such as statistics, computer science, or mathematics.
• Coursework or experience in econometrics, math, statistics, statistical software packages, and macroeconomic modeling is highly desirable.
• Strong academic record.
• High proficiency with personal computers and spreadsheet software.
• Excellent communication skills.

Application Instructions:
• Please attach a resume, cover letter and unofficial transcript copy. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
• Please apply between October 1, 2017 and November 30, 2017 to be considered. We will review applications on a rolling basis, so applying early is recommended.
• Applications will be pre-screened prior to interview selections. You will receive notification if you have been selected to for a phone interview.

Job summary

Employer:

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Location:

Kansas City, United States

Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Sector:

Economist

Salary:

Competitive

Job Type:

Fixed-Term

Hours:

Full-Time

Posted:

4th October 2017

Apply By:

30th November 2017

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