International Monetary Fund


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 assignment, 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 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 Research Assistant vacancies on a rotational basis through individual contractual appointments (initially up to 12 months in duration). Only candidates physically residing in the local Washington, D.C. area are eligible to apply.

We also have a Research Assistant Program eligible for international recruitment 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.