Co-op Placement Research Assistant
Short term with possibility of extension
City, Province, Country:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Number of Positions:
September 9, 2012
September 23, 2012
In order for your candidacy to be considered, you must currently be enrolled in a university co-op program.Position Type: Short-term co-op work term (January to April) with the possibility of extension
$1,196 to $1,594 payable biweekly (job grade 12 or 13), depending on the qualifications of the candidate
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)
As a Research Assistant, you will provide technical support to economists and analysts and perform other operational tasks such as data collection, the production of figures and charts, and statistical analysis. You will work independently and in collaboration with other team members.
assess data availability for Canadian fixed-income data (primarily sovereign and corporate bond data, including price/yield, spread, volume) collect, organize and manipulate data from internal and external data sources, using statistical methods assist in the evaluation, adaptation, design and development of applications, tools and reports (e.g., spreadsheets) to aid in financial market analysis improve and integrate infrastructure to increase efficiencies develop and document the processes, procedures and controls facilitate information and document management maintain collaborative relationships by acting as the point of contact with the systems and data services and business support team participate in departmental or Bank-wide initiatives as required
bachelors degree in economics, computer science or mathematics, or in commerce/business administration with a finance major English or French essential ability to organize work to ensure that production schedules are met ability to work independently and as part of a team excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively basic computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet program and presentation software) demonstrated commitment to learning and self-development
good communication skills in both official languages knowledge of econometrics experience in supporting economic research highly developed programming skills (MATLAB, Stata, VBA, etc.)
Condition of employment: Candidates must be eligible for secret status clearance. There will be no relocation assistance provided for this recruitment action. The Bank of Canada benefits from the unique perspectives, attributes and talents of its diverse workforce. We offer flexibility to accommodate the needs of our employees and candidates. The Bank of Canada is committed to employment equity and actively encourages 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.If you are a qualified candidate, please submit a detailed resumι and a covering letter by 23 September 2012. We will also ask you to complete a mandatory questionnaire during the application process.
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