Principal Researcher or Research Advisor, Stability Assessment
City, Province, Country:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Number of Positions:
February 9, 2012
February 23, 2012
Principal ResearcherThe Bank offers a competitive total compensation package with starting salaries, based on qualifications, generally ranging between $89,345 and $132,812* (job grade 18 or 19). Research AdvisorThe Bank offers a competitive total compensation package with starting salaries, based on qualifications, generally ranging between $121,618 and $171,233* (job grade 20 or 21). *Where the Bank has needs for specialized skills, it may offer higher starting salaries to exceptional candidates.Your candidacy may be considered for other similar positions at the Bank of Canada.
Canada's central bank is the nation's pre-eminent macroeconomic policy institution. No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very centre of Canada's economy, in an organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. No matter what your area of expertise, you'll enjoy an open culture and a superior work environment that will challenge, energize, and motivate you to excel. (More info)
The Financial Stability Department conducts analysis and research on questions relating to overall financial stability in Canada, including the assessment of the financial system's vulnerability to potentially stressful scenarios, and overseeing clearing and settlement systems that could pose systemic risk. The department also conducts regular monitoring of the financial sector in Canada and abroad. Departmental economists and analysts examine and analyze issues such as: the monitoring of risks to overall financial stability; payment, clearing and settlement systems; and the development of federal financial sector policy.You work closely with the Assistant Chief and staff in the division to support its contribution to policy advice on issues relating to financial system stability. You suggest, lead and conduct original, high-quality empirical and/or theoretical research and analysis; coach others in their research; and play a key role in the development of the divisional research work plan. You analyze trends in domestic and global financial system liquidity and credit conditions, and assess domestic and global risks to financial stability. You contribute to the development of frameworks and tools to assess the risks to financial stability, and coordinate briefings on financial stability issues for a wide variety of international meetings on those issues.
master's degree or PhD in economics a minimum of three years of experience in economic and financial analysis, and financial sector policy issues or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be consideredin addition English and French essential minimum linguistic requirement: intermediate in second official language (training will be provided to help the selected candidate reach the required level) working knowledge of the theoretical and empirical literature in financial economics strong background in formulating policy advice good communication skills, both oral and written, for a variety of audiences ability to work independently or as part of a team, under tight deadlines attention to detail strong problem-solving skills and the ability to analyze economic and financial data ability to propose, organize and undertake research projects or to analyze complex issues self-motivation, initiative and creativity ability to build and cultivate a broad network of internal and external relationships to support the divisions work ability to develop positive working relationships by supporting team decisions, addressing conflicts, and promoting co-operation and partnerships good coaching skills for both current analysis and longer-term research
knowledge of issues related to household balance sheets and financial sector vulnerabilities in Canada experience representing the Bank of Canada externally functional in second official language
Condition of employment: Candidate must be eligible for reliability clearance. Relocation assistance may be provided, if required. We are committed to employment equity and we encourage applications from qualified men and women, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. Only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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