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Junior Research Economists

The Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is seeking junior research economists (those with less than 5 years of post-PhD experience). The primary responsibilities include publishing in leading professional journals, maintaining an active research agenda, and providing analysis on monetary and other policy issues. The Division enjoys a strong international reputation and offers an outstanding research environment along with competitive salary and benefits.

A Ph.D. in Economics is required by the end of 2018. Candidates must demonstrate a potential for outstanding scholarly achievement.

Applications must be submitted online at https://econjobmarket.org. All applicants should submit their curriculum vitae and samples of research and should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted online. We will begin reviewing applicants immediately and continuously until the positions are filled.


Senior Research Economists

The Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is seeking experienced research economists. The primary responsibilities include publishing in leading professional journals, maintaining an active research agenda, and providing advice on monetary and other policy issues. The Division enjoys a strong international reputation and offers an outstanding research environment along with competitive salary and benefits.

A Ph.D. in Economics is required. Candidates must have an outstanding record of scholarly achievement and at least 5 years of post-Ph.D. experience. All applicants should send their curriculum vitae and samples of research to Senior.Recruiting@stls.frb.org. We will begin reviewing applicants immediately and continuously until the positions are filled.


Research Associates 

The St. Louis Fed hires several Research Associates each year. We begin accepting applications for the following year in September, hold interviews in October and November, and extend offers on a rolling basis.

What are the day-to-day activities?

  • Perform statistical, econometric, computational and analytical research that economists can use for publication in academic journals.
  • Utilize statistical packages such as Stata, SAS, R, Matlab, Fortan, Python and C++.
  • Collect, organize and interpret economic and financial data.
  • Review academic journals, market sources and government reports.
  • Write memoranda or assist economists in developing memoranda and presentations on current economic and financial conditions and policy issues.
  • Attend to additional assignments, including gathering and organizing survey data and anecdotal information and summarizing economic data for the Beige Book.
  • A GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics
  • Strong background in mathematics and statistics, courses in:
    • Econometrics
    • Linear algebra
    • Differential equations
    • At least two semesters of calculus
  • Previous economic research experience, such as undergraduate research assistant, research-related internship or independent research project

Interested applicants must email all of the following documents to ra.recruiting@stls.frb.org.

How to Apply Interested applicants must email all of the following documents to ra.recruiting@stls.frb.org.
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Copy of unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Completed applicant summary file: RA_Applicant_Summary_File.docx

Please use the following as the subject line: Research Associate Application: Last Name, First Name


Applications will not be considered without all of these materials.

For questions or concerns, contact ra.recruiting@stls.frb.org.


Research Internships

Recruiting for 2018 positions is complete.  Recruiting for 2019 positions will begin in late summer of 2018.

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has a summer internship program that allows you the opportunity to learn about economics in the United States through the perspective of the Federal Reserve System. We begin accepting applications for the following summer in September, hold interviews in October and November, and extend offers on a rolling basis.

About the program

The program consists of:

  • Direct exposure to bank operations
  • Valuable work experience in public service
  • Developmental workshops
  • Q&A sessions with senior leaders
  • Departmental information and networking sessions
  • Mentoring program
  • Structured capstone experience

There are opportunities for undergraduate students who possess strong interpersonal, analytical, communication, and organizational skills with a solid work ethic and strong motivation to learn.

Available positions

Internships are available in multiple areas within the Research Division.

  • Review online learning modules for ease of use and relevance to audience.
  • Work with video closed captioning and website tagging processes.
  • Work with staff to produce economic education content.
  • Assist staff with summer programs and email outreach for educators.
  • Support various website development initiatives.
  • Click here for more information about this group.
  • Expand categorization scheme for our published content: Identify common themes and propose logical connections between our published work and related (FRED) data series and other Research content.
  • Tag published economic content to aid content management.
  • Craft summaries of our published work, including possible mini-abstracts for the newsletter and compilations of various content that analyze common topics/themes.
  • Give feedback on online content related to ease of use, ease of reading, and relevance to audience.
  • Support some steps in the pre-press editorial/production process, especially proofreading.
  • Click here for more information about this group.
  • Research data sources and methodologies of macroeconomic data series.
  • Compile anecdotal information from business contacts in the 8th district.
  • Create charts and tables of economic indicators.
  • Conduct statistical and econometric data analysis in programs such as STATA, Matlab, and R.
  • Write summary reports on methodology and results.
  • Click here for more information about this group.
  • Process a digitization project, including scanning, image editing, and metadata creation.
  • Complete an internal project to add to FRASER’s efficient and effective operations. Potential projects include:
  • Investigate FRASER collection for images to use for visual marketing.
  • Evaluate and make suggestions to FRASER’s existing education page.
  • Identify historical legislation relating to the Federal Reserve, banking, and economics to be added to FRASER.
  • Create a timeline of resources for a topic relevant to FRASER materials.
  • Write short articles for Inside FRASER and FRED Blog highlighting FRASER content.
  • Click here for more information about this group.
  • Develop Python scripts to automate the FRED data and metadata updates.
  • Evaluate existing series against the source website documentation for further metadata clarification.
  • Document metadata changes and process.
  • Learn agile development best practices.
  • Click here for more information about this group.
  • Work with Scrum master in our agile environment.
  • Attend sprint planning sessions.
  • Attend SCRUMs, assist in removing impediments for team.
  • Facilitate backlog grooming sessions.
  • Assist in automation of various processes.
  • Work with SharePoint and Nintex workflow.
  • Support various website development initiatives.

  • Must have a 3.5+ overall GPA
  • Rising college junior or senior
  • Candidate for Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business (finance or information systems emphasis), or related field.
  • Candidates with a demonstrated interest and strong proficiency in (a) English/journalism/creative writing, (b) computer science, or (c) math/statistics are strongly preferred.
  • All positions require excellent Excel, Word, and Adobe Acrobat skills. Other software requirements are noted within the descriptions above.
  • Interest in monetary policy, macroeconomics, and macroeconomic and banking data is a must.

Interested applicants must email all of the following documents to research.internship@stls.frb.org

Please use the following as the subject line: Summer 2018 Research Intern: Last Name, First Name

For questions or concerns, contact research.internship@stls.frb.org

 

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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