Research Assistant

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Deutsche Bundesbank

Frankfurt, Germany

Application Deadline

To work in the Research Centre at our Central Office in Frankfurt am Main, initially on a one- to two-year contract, we are looking to recruit a part-time (50 %) Research Assistant.

What the job entails

Your role will be to provide support to Research Centre staff in the area of empirical macroeconomics, in particular time series modelling and multivariate statistical analysis.

Working in an international team, you will contribute to the Deutsche Bundesbank's decision-making process by providing insights into fundamental issues based on academic research. In your work, you will have access to excellent IT and data resources and interact with leading international academics.

What we are looking for

  • Accredited master’s degree or comparable qualification in economics, finance or statistics, with above-average results; ideally, enrolled in or pursuing a PhD programme in economics or finance
  • Working towards a specialisation in empirical macroeconomics, macroeconometrics, or macro-finance
  • Firm grounding in mathematical/statistical applications (e.g. MATLAB, R, or Stata)
  • Experience in using high-level programming languages such as Fortran, C or CUDA as well as good knowledge of data services such as Bloomberg, Datastream or Haver would be advantageous
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Very good command of written and spoken English; a sound command of German would be an advantage

What we have to offer

Alongside a unique set of tasks in an international environment, we offer attractive employment conditions (e.g. a free Rhein-Main JobTicket). We can support you in the completion of your PhD and also promote a healthy work-life balance in a variety of ways. The remuneration for this position corresponds to pay grade 13 of the wage agreement for the public sector (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst).

Disabled applicants will be given preference where candidates are equally qualified for the position. The Deutsche Bundesbank promotes the equality of men and women in the workplace. Therefore we particularly welcome applications from women.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Ms Caren-Berit Roediger in Human Resources on +49 (0)69 9566 8433. Specific questions about the research assistant position should be directed by email to Dr Guido Schultefrankenfeld (

We look forward to receiving your online application and supporting documentation (cover letter, CV, certificates and references) by 9 August 2020, quoting the reference number 2020_0522_02.


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