Part-time Research Assistant (50%) in the area of household surveys

Submission end 23.01.2022

For the Research Centre at our Central Office in Frankfurt am Main, initially on a one-year contract, we are looking for a Part-tim Research Assistant (50%) in the area of household surveys.

What the job entails

Your role will be to support the academic work of Research Centre staff, particularly through your involvement in the household surveys conducted by the Research Centre. You will process and analyse microdata on households’ wealth or expectations. Working in an international team, you will contribute to the Bundesbank’s decision-making processes by providing insights into key issues based on academic research.

What we are looking for

  • Accredited master’s degree or equivalent qualification in a degree programme with a quantitative focus (e.g. economics, statistics, survey methodology) with above-average results; ideally, enrolled in or pursuing a PhD programme in economics or statistics
  • Working towards a specialisation in the area of empirical microeconomics
  • Firm grounding in mathematical/statistical applications (e.g. Stata or R) and experience in working with microdata relating to households
  • Experience as a research assistant would be advantageous
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills, competence in written communication, ability to work in a team and intercultural skills
  • Very good command of written and spoken English; working knowledge of German would be an advantage

What we have to offer

Alongside a unique set of tasks in an international environment, you will have access to excellent IT and data resources and interact with leading international academics. We can also support you in the completion of your PhD in a variety of ways. The remuneration for this position corresponds to pay grade E 13 of the wage agreement for the public sector (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst) plus a bank allowance. You can expect flexible and predictable working hours, attractive home office opportunities and further measures to promote a healthy work-life balance.

Disabled applicants will be given preference where candidates are equally qualified for the position. Part-time work is generally possible. The Bundesbank promotes the equality of men and women in the workplace. We therefore particularly welcome applications from women.

If you have any questions regarding the application procedure, please contact Ms Caren-Berit Rödiger in Human Resources on +49 (0)69 9566 1923. Specific questions about the research assistant position should be directed by email to Dr Tobias Schmidt (

We look forward to receiving your online application and supporting documentation (cover letter, CV, certificates and references) by 23 January 2022, quoting the reference number 2021_1098_02.