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Research Associate

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023


Federal Reserve Bank of San FranciscoWe are the San Francisco Fed, public servants with a congressionally mandated mission to promote a sound and stable economy to support the lives of all Americans. We are a community-engaged bank, and we are committed to understanding and serving the vibrant, diverse people of the Twelfth District. That means we seek and appreciate new perspectives. We respect people for what they do and for who they are. We build opportunities to learn and grow. When you join the SF Fed, you become part of a team united in its purpose to promote an economy that works for everyone.

Are you a motivated college graduate looking for a chance to make a difference? The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is looking for Research Associates to join our Economic Research team. We welcome applications for multiple positions that start in the summer of 2024.

About the Opportunity:

  • Research Associates make use of their analytical skills in the areas of economics, finance, statistics, and programming to support academic research and monetary policy work by staff economists.

  • Conduct quantitative research analyses using economic and financial data; computer programming; preparation of supporting briefing and educational outreach materials; and financial and economic database management.

  • The position requires a two-year commitment and is ideal for students considering graduate studies, particularly in economics or finance.

What We're Looking For:

  • Superior academic record with at least a B.A., B.S. or B.E. that includes a strong quantitative background (econometrics, statistics, advanced calculus, or computer programming). Typically requires two or more years of experience in math, econometrics, statistics, programming, computer science coursework.

  • An interest in economics or finance.

  • Excellent writing and communication skills.

  • Experience with Matlab, Stata, Python, or R.

  • Other computer programming experience a plus.

  • Previous work experience as a Research Assistant also a plus, but not necessary.

  • This position requires access to confidential FOMC and or/supervisory information, which is limited to "Protected Individuals" as defined in the U.S. federal immigration law. Protected Individuals include, but are not limited to, U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents who either are not yet eligible to apply for naturalization or who have applied for naturalization within the requisite timeframe. Candidates who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents may be eligible for the information access required for this position if they sign a declaration of intent to become a U.S. citizen and lawful permanent resident and meet other eligibility requirements.

Base Salary: $75,000.00 (Location: San Francisco, CA)


Applications must include the following to be considered:

1.) a resume,

2.) a cover letter, and

3.) undergraduate transcript (unofficial is acceptable.)

We will review applications on a rolling basis and plan to reach out to candidates for first round interviews in early Fall. We will keep the position open until all roles are filled.

Additional Information:

Candidates can find additional information at: . Information about RA opportunities throughout the Federal Reserve System may be found at: .

At the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, we offer a wonderful benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Pretax Flexible Spending Account, Paid Family Leave Care, Backup Child Care Program, Pretax Day Care Flexible Spending Account, Vacation Days, Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Pet Insurance, Matching 401(k), and an unheard-of Retirement / Pension.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

At the SF Fed, we believe in the diversity of our people, ideas, and experiences and are committed to building an inclusive culture that is representative of the communities we serve. The SF Fed is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences.

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