Fall 2013 Co-op Placement Research Assistant
Short term with possibility of extension
City, Province, Country:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Number of Positions:
July 4, 2013
July 21, 2013
In order for your candidacy to be considered, you must currently be enrolled in a university or college co-op program.
The Bank offers a competitive total compensation package with starting salaries, based on qualifications, generally ranging between $1,348 and $1,618 (job grade 13).
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.
play a supportive role for economic research projects by conducting simple analysis assess, collect, organize and manipulate data from internal and external sources facilitate information and document management perform other operational and processing tasks within the team as required participate in departmental or Bank-wide initiatives as required
bachelors degree in economics, computer science, mathematics or in commerce/business administration with a finance major or advanced degree in mathematics or statistics courses in one of the following areas: o macroeconomic/microeconomic theory and policyo econometrics/statistics/quantitative analysiso finance 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 highly developed programming skills (MATLAB, Stata, VBA, etc.)
undertaking a masters or PhD in economics or finance good communication skills in both official languages knowledge of econometrics experience in supporting economic research
Condition of employment: Candidates must be eligible for secret status clearance. Priority will be given to candidates who are legally entitled to work in Canada. 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 21 July 2013. We will also ask you to complete a mandatory questionnaire during the application process.
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