Senior Researcher

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

St. Louis, MO, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2023


Federal Reserve Bank of St. LouisThe Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis looking for a Senior Researcher to join the Institute for Economic Equity (IEE). IEE's data, analysis and narrative approach (DAN) promotes a more equitable economy for households and communities in the Eighth Federal Reserve District and beyond. It supports an economy that works for all, regardless of race or ethnicity, gender or where they live.

As a Senior Researcher, you will participate in several independent and collaborative projects which expand IEE's past and current work, plus explore new lines of research with a focus on economic equity. You will share your subject matter expertise through speaking engagements and high-level advisory services. You will engage with diverse audiences including community development practitioners, national and local media outlets, and internal and external groups of researchers and leaders.


  • Lead high-level applied and policy relevant research activities that advances the Bank's and the Institute for Economic Equity's (IEE) reputation and our strategy.
  • Be a subject matter expert on issues of labor equity and workforce development and overall economic equity.
  • Contribute to timely research that advances the goals of the community development department across the Eighth district and beyond.
  • Communicate complex data analysis through writing and presentations to a variety of audiences.
  • Leverage technical skills using statistical software, expertise in multiple datasets, and knowledge of statistical methods to advance the work of IEE's staff, affiliated researchers, and the Community Development team.
  • Participate System workgroups and serve as the Bank's representative at key System meetings, internal and external events.
  • Contribute to a collegial and inclusive work environment and enhance group performance by developing positive working relationships.
  • Help manage training, project tasks and development of Institute's summer interns.


  • Master's or a PhD in economics, sociology, demography, psychology, mathematics, statistics, public policy, or other related fields.
  • Experience (6+ years; with PhD, 2 or more years) analyzing and handling labor market, workforce, and economic data along with flexibility to develop expertise with new datasets.
  • Demonstrated experience with statistical software (e.g. R, Stata, Python), including writing code and developing analytical scripts and tools.
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated experience writing for non-academic audiences.
  • Experience communicating and collaborating with both researchers and practitioners.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including eagerness and ability to work as part of a team; can demonstrate working relationships with technical and non-technical staff.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Able to travel up to 15%.

Total Rewards

Bring your passion and expertise, and we'll provide the opportunities that will challenge you and propel your growth—along with a wide range of benefits and perks that support your health, wealth, and life.

Salary: $101, 000 - $114,000

In addition to competitive compensation, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that all brought together in a flexible work environment where you can truly find balance:

  • Generous paid time off
  • Tuition & Training assistance/reimbursement
  • 401(k) match & Annuity/Pension fund
  • Top-notch health care benefits
  • Child and family care leave
  • Professional development opportunities
  • And more...

Ranked as the #2 Top Workplace in the St. Louis Region in 2020, the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis is committed to building an inclusive workplace, where employees' diversity—in age, gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, and cultural traditions, religion, life experiences, education and socioeconomic backgrounds—are recognized as a strength. Learn more about the Bank and its culture; check out our Careers Site.

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

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