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IMF Recruitment

Research Assistants (Economics)

As an IMF Research Assistant, you will use your quantitative and qualitative analytical skills; knowledge of technology, information systems, and the web; as well as your research abilities to work with more senior colleagues and support the operational work of the Fund. During your Fund career, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Research, collect and compile information
  • Maintain and update quantitative and qualitative economic, financial, or statistical databases
  • Process, consolidate, and transform data sets within and between databases using statistical and/or econometric techniques
  • Evaluate economic, financial or statistical relationships in databases
  • Analyze economic time series data
  • Design systems to facilitate interfaces or to transfer data between external and in-house databases


  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree, but more competitive candidates would have a Master's degree in economics, statistics, mathematics, finance, or computer science.
  • Two years of relevant work experience in a similar capacity
  • Proficiency in software applications is required, e.g., Excel and/or econometrics packages such as TSP, Eviews, AREMOS, SAS, RATS, together with a knowledge of statistical and econometrics techniques and macroeconomic relationships.
  • Graphics presentation skills

We fill support-level vacancies through three-year fixed-term staff appointments or individual contractual appointments (up to a maximum of 12 months in duration). We fill all support-level positions with candidates resident in the local Washington, D.C. area.

We also have a Research Assistant Program for which the qualifications requirements are different.

To search for open positions in this field, please see Current Vacancies. If there are no current vacancies, you may create a Candidate Profile through the Current Vacancies JobLink and request e-mail notification of new positions at the IMF that match your interests.