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Research Assistant

Submission end 26.05.2019 DE

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 micro- or macroeconomics, in particular through the processing and analysis of survey data on economic expectations of households or professional forecasters (ECB Survey of Professional Forecasters, etc.).

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

What we are looking for

  • Accredited master’s degree or comparable qualification in a degree programme with a quantitative focus (e.g. economics or statistics), with an above-average degree grade
  • Working towards a specialisation in empirical micro- or macroeconomics and planning to pursue a PhD, or enrolment in a PhD programme in economics or statistics
  • Firm grounding in mathematical/statistical applications such as MATLAB, R, or Stata
  • A sound grasp of DSGE models would also be welcome
  • Good knowledge of data services such as Bloomberg, Datastream or Haver would be an advantage
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English

What we have to offer

Alongside a unique set of tasks, we offer attractive employment conditions. We can also support you in the completion of your PhD in a variety of ways.

Where candidates are equally qualified for the position, preference will be given to applicants with a disability. The Bundesbank promotes the equal treatment of women and men in the workplace. We therefore especially welcome applications from women.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Ms Caren-Berit Rödiger in Human Resources on 
+49 (0)69 9566 8433. Specific questions about the research assistant position should be directed by email to Dr Malte Knüppel ( and Mr Christian Bittner ( in the Research Centre.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the usual supporting documentation (cover letter, CV, testimonials) by 26 May 2019, quoting the reference number 2019_0290_02.

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