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Research Assistant

Job ID9B-FD-15-DA-20-9E
CompanyBank Of Canada
LocationVarious Locations (Hybrid)
Date Posted2023-09-13
Posted Until2023-10-01
Job TypeFixed-term
Job CategoryMiscellaneous
Closing Date: Oct 1 2023
This is a term position, One year, possibility of extension.
Each year, bachelor-level graduates are hired as Research Assistants across the economic and financial research departments to support the important work undertaken at the Bank, all of which contribute to the execution of our core functions. Occasionally, positions are available in some of our Regional Offices across Canada. As a Research Assistant, you will have the opportunity to work with leading-edge tools and gain valuable hands-on work experience. Most of our Research Assistant positions are located at the Head Office in Ottawa.

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What you will do
-Contribute to analyzing economic and financial conditions in Canada and the world to building intuitive narratives that shape policy recommendations
-Assist senior staff in preparing briefings, such as written analysis of relevant economic developments, for Governing Council
-Assist us in interpreting vast amounts of economic and financial data by collecting, organizing, manipulating, analyzing, and communicating your findings to senior leadership
-Contribute to research projects on innovative topics, helping our researchers in the conduct of analysis
-Support the publication of our key flagship publications, such as the Monetary Policy Report or our Financial System Review, and Staff working papers

Your skills
-Excellent analytical, research and problem-solving skills
-Experience in collecting, organizing, and manipulating data
-Proven commitment to learning and self-development
-Ability to work collaboratively within a team, or independently, and organize work effectively
-Experience in modelling and programming with technical tools such as MATLAB, Python, EViews, R, Stata, C/Fortran, ArcGIS, Bloomberg, Reuters, VBA, SQL, etc. is pertinent for the majority of positions

Knowledge of econometrics and regressions, or microeconomic/macroeconomic principles; financial modelling; financial market issues and developments; financial data; financial theory and quantitative methods; trade support issues for financial markets; policy and regulatory issues related to financial systems.
Education RequirementsYour education
For your candidacy to be considered, you must have completed a bachelor's degree between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2024, in one of the following areas of study:
Economics; Finance; Commerce or Business Administration with a major in Economics or Finance; Computer Science with a major or minor in Economics or Finance; Mathematics or Statistics.
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All applicants must submit a completed online application including the following MANDATORY documents:
- Current curriculum vitae (CV)
-Cover letter (please tailor your cover letter to ensure you are describing why you are interested in working at the Bank, how this experience would help you further your aspirations, and how your course work and technical skills make you an exceptional candidate that we should select)
-Official or unofficial transcripts of your undergraduate academic record. Relevant courses you have attended must be clearly identified by their course titles.
Positions will be filled throughout the year, based on operational needs. Note: If you applied to the 2022-2023 campaign (September 2022 or March 2023), we invite you to re-apply at this time.