Senior Statistician/Survey Methodologist
Term, 3 years with the possibility of extension or of becoming regular
City, Province, Country:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Number of Positions:
October 22, 2012
November 9, 2012
Salary Range (annual salary): The Bank offers a competitive total compensation package with starting salaries, based on qualifications, generally ranging between $70,333 and $98,678* (job grade 17 or 18).*Where the Bank has needs for specialized skills, it may offer higher starting salaries to exceptional candidates.
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)
This position provides leadership and technical expertise to designing, developing and implementing economic surveys in support of the department's research and policy objectives. This position is responsible for working with a team of economists in the Currency Department’s Economic Research & Analysis group. One of the main objectives of the group is to study and understand consumer and business payment behaviour to help formulate research and policy expertise for the currency function at the Bank of Canada.
•provide expert methodological knowledge in survey design and data collection•lead the design, development and implementation of surveys dealing with various aspects of economics, consumer behaviour and payment choice•advise clients of the opportunities, risks and problems of proposed options for methodologies and advanced statistical analysis techniques•provide expert methodological and analytical assistance to other department staff and clients; analyze, interpret and document results of internal and external research survey projects using advanced statistical techniques•author and contribute to publications that communicate survey data documentation, findings and economic analysis; keep abreast of developments in the fields and provide strategic advice on the direction of projects
•a completed MSc or PhD in statistics or a related field and •a minimum of five years of relevant work experienceor•an equivalent combination of education and experience may be consideredin addition•English essential•expert knowledge in statistics and sampling theory•demonstrated field experience in designing, implementing and analyzing the results of surveys dealing with economics or related social science fields •leadership experience•a demonstrated track record of managing consumer surveys and working well in an interdisciplinary environment•expert knowledge of and/or experience in data collection, including:-designing and developing multimedia survey instruments (telephone, Internet, paper/mail, CATI/CAPI) -analyzing survey data using statistical analysis techniques, including cross-sectional, multi-level modelling, time-series and discrete-choice modelling (especially program evaluation methods) -survey methodology and sample weighting•proven track record and expert knowledge in programming econometric/statistical software such as Stata, MATLAB, R, SAS or SPSS, Sawtooth
•functional in second official language•publications in peer-reviewed, relevant academic journals
•Condition of employment: Candidate must be eligible for reliability status clearance.•Relocation assistance may be 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 resumé and a covering letter by 9 November 2012. We will also ask you to complete a mandatory questionnaire during the application process.
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