Research Analyst - Financial Sector and Policy Analysis
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
CompanyFederal Reserve Bank of DallasWe are dedicated to serving the public by promoting a strong financial system and a healthy economy for all. These efforts take a team of dedicated individuals doing many different jobs. Together we’re creating a workplace where talented people can thrive, and we welcome your unique background and perspective to help present the best possible solutions for our partners.
About the Team:
The Financial Sector and Policy Analysis team, within the Research department, is responsible for advising senior leadership on policy-relevant financial market topics; analyzing financial themes to inform monetary policy and financial stability workstreams; and conducting outreach to financial market contacts in the 11th district and those with expertise in 11th district-relevant issues.
This Research Analyst in this role will contribute to the Bank’s policy objectives by supporting the analysis of market and financial sector themes. The role will involve collaboration with financial sector advisors, economists, and other analysts in the Research Department. As part of our two-year Research Analyst program, this role would be ideal for candidates who are interested in pursuing a policy or finance career or attending a professional graduate school.
Your role as Research Analyst:
- Assist senior staff in producing analysis to support the policy decision making process
- Provide a high level of support by obtaining and compiling statistical data, constructing files, producing charts and other graphics, and performing meaningful statistical and econometric analysis under the direction of senior staff for use in briefing documents, speeches and presentations, and other projects and publications
- Perform background research on financial market developments and write clear, succinct summaries of critical drivers
- Participate in routine investor outreach calls and summarize key takeaways
- Work on other assigned projects
- Work with other research analysts and serve as backup support
- Bachelor’s degree with coursework in economics, finance, statistics, and/or academic exposure, experience, demonstrated interest in financial markets, macroeconomics, and monetary policy
- Data analysis and data management experience, including proficiency in Excel
- Experience cleaning, merging, transforming, and analyzing large datasets
- Experience creating data visualizations (e.g. charts and dashboards) in Excel or Tableau
- Experience writing programs in a scientific/engineering language such as Python, MATLAB, or R.
- Ability to work productively in a high-performance team atmosphere as an independent contributor
- Self-direction with ability to manage multiple projects, take initiative, and solve problems
- Understanding of basic econometric techniques that enable interpretation and use of data in economic analysis, and experience implementing such techniques, preferred
- Experience using Bloomberg to assess financial market developments, preferred
- Experience using third-party vendor software (e.g., Haver, S&P Global Market Intelligence) to extract data and conduct analysis, preferred
- Experience writing advanced queries in SQL, preferred
Our total rewards program offers benefits that are the best fit for you at every stage of your career:
• Comprehensive healthcare options (Medical, Dental, and Vision)
• 401K match, and a fully funded pension plan
• Paid vacation, holidays, and volunteer hours; flexible work environment
• Generously subsidized public transportation and free parking
• Annual tuition reimbursement
• Professional development programs, training and conferences
• And more…
How to Apply:
Interested applicants must submit the documents requested below when applying for this position.
NOTE: Applications will not be considered without all of these materials.
- Cover letter
- Copy of unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
- Technical writing sample
- Completed applicant summary using the following file: https://www.dallasfed.org/-/media/Documents/careers/RA_Application.pdf
This role allows for the employee to work in a hybrid manner with some work conducted onsite at the Federal Reserve work location and some work conducted remotely. Specific schedule details will be discussed during the recruitment process.
By federal law, this position requires that candidates fall within one of the following citizenship categories: (1) U.S. citizen, (2) U.S. national, (3) U.S. permanent residents who are not yet eligible to apply for naturalization, or (4) U.S. permanent residents who have applied for naturalization within six months of being eligible to do so.
For serious consideration this position requires that all candidates provide transcripts and a writing sample related to economic research. Candidates may be required to complete job related skills assessments.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer that believes in the diversity of our people, ideas and experiences, and we are committed to building an inclusive culture that represents the communities we serve.
If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please notify your Talent Acquisition Consultant.
Full Time / Part TimeFull time
Regular / TemporaryRegular
Job Exempt (Yes / No)Yes
Work ShiftFirst (United States of America)
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