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.