Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Chicago, IL, United States
Research, Finance, Government
Research Assistant','262841','Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago','IL-Chicago','','Full-time','Regular','Exempt','Exempt','Entry Level Job Type','','','No','Day Job','','','Tier II - No Credit Check','Tier II - No Credit Check','','','','!*!Research Assistant In this role, the Research Assistant will support monetary and financial regulatory policy work and research by staff economists. The position is well suited for students who are interested in U.S. and global economic and financial developments, monetary and financial regulatory policies, and the broad array of economic and financial topics that influence those policies. Strong analytical and communications skills are required. Tasks include preparation of policy and outreach materials for the Bank management and Board of Directors; financial and economic database management; quantitative research analyses using economic and financial data; and computer programming. The position requires a two-year commitment and is ideal for students considering further graduate work, particularly in the fields of economics or finance. The level of work required is considered entry-level and staff work under direct supervision. This job has no direct reports. This position is structured as part of a two-year program.Principal Duties and Responsibilities Conducts statistical and economic analyses of current macroeconomic, microeconomic, and regional data, and provides research support for the economists Supports the economists in their basic and applied research by following instructions to perform tasks including collecting data, conducting moderately complex statistical analysis, writing statistical software programs, and organizing the presentation of results. Prepares a variety of charts, tables, and descriptive text for Department management or other staff economists to use in their briefings of the President and the Board of Directors. Researches economic topics for economists' articles; on some of these occasions, the efforts will be substantial enough to constitute collaboration with the economists (or department management), leading to jointly authored articles. Recommends, initiates, plans, and executes research projects under the guidance of manager and department researchers. Coordinates research projects and directs activities of research assistants and other staff, as assigned. Performs other duties, as requested ','!*!Education
•Bachelor's degree in Economics, Finance,
Business, Mathematics, or related field with emphasis on quantitative and/or
•Knowledge of and ability to apply economic
theory and quantitative analysis techniques under the general supervision of
•Ability to use PC and standard software
packages, such as but not limited to ArcGIS.
•Ability to use PC statistical programs, such
as but not limited to SAS, STATA, and MATLAB to organize data into files and to
perform advanced statistical and econometric analyses.
•Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
•Strong organizational and planning skills.
•Strong oral and written communication skills.
•To be considered, all applications must
include a Cover Letter, Resume, Unofficial Transcripts, and Letter of
•Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or hold green
cards with the intent to become a U.S. Citizen.
•Please send your Letter of Recommendation
directly to: ResearchAssistantLOR@chi.frb.org
and include your first and last name in the subject line of the email.
As a condition of employment, Federal Reserve
Bank of Chicago employees must comply with the Bank’s ethics rules, which
generally prohibit employees, their spouses/domestic partners, and minor
children from owning securities, such as stock, of banks or savings
associations or their affiliates, such as bank holding companies and savings
and loan holding companies. If you or your spouse/domestic partner or minor
child own such securities, and would not be willing or able to divest them if
you accepted an offer of Bank employment, you should raise this issue with the
recruiter for this posting, who can provide you contact information for our
ethics official if necessary.
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Website : http://dallasfed.org/index.cfm