Research assistants (RAs) play a key role in the Research Department. Whether they are helping economists prepare briefings on current monetary policy issues, working on economic forecasts, writing some of our newsletters on economic conditions, or analyzing data for long-term research projects, RAs are an essential part of our team. RAs provide support to innovative research projects on monetary policy, macroeconomics, banking and finance, financial services regulation, payments, regional and urban economics, and other aspects of central banking. By working with economists on these research projects, RAs fully experience all stages of the economic research process. The assignments in the Economic Research Department offer our RAs a number of ways to increase their knowledge of economics and their analytical skills. Moreover, RAs have access to a number of training and education opportunities, including courses in computer software and programming languages, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in economics, statistics, and mathematics. RAs typically work at the Philadelphia Fed for two to three years before continuing on to graduate programs or other careers in economics or related fields.
NOTE: Due to sensitive information, applicants for employment must be a U.S. citizen or hold a permanent U.S. resident card.
Applications will be accepted online, at http://www.philadelphiafed.org/careers/job-openings.cfm. Your application should include your cover letter, resume, unofficial copies of transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a writing sample in PDF or Word format. Make certain to choose the Research Assistant position and not the Research Analyst position or other similar positions. If you have any questions please contact Brie Coellner, Manager of Research Analytics, at Brie.Coellner@phil.frb.org.