JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017
U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Financial Research
Position Title/Short Description
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Office of Financial Research (OFR) at the U.S. Department of Treasury in Washington, DC is seeking candidates for research positions in the Research and Analysis Center. All candidates with an interest in financial stability will be considered, but we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in one of the following areas:
- Banking and Financial Institutions
- Industrial Organization and Market Structure
- Monetary Policy
- Market Microstructure
Candidates are expected to contribute to the mission of the OFR and to engage in independent research directed at top-tier academic journals.
Candidates can apply for positions available at three levels, depending upon background and qualifications:
- Researcher – Evidence of a strong research background or potential, including a PhD in finance, economics, accounting, mathematics, statistics, or similarly quantitative fields, or exceptional related experience.
- Senior Researcher – Five or more years of relevant academic, government, or professional experience who have demonstrated the ability to independently conduct and direct financial, economic or quantitative research in fields related to the mission of the Office.
- Research Principal – Eight or more years of relevant academic, government, or professional experience who has an established record producing high quality academic research in fields related to the mission of the Office.
About the OFR: The U.S. Congress created the Office of Financial Research (OFR) within the Treasury Department in 2010 to serve the needs of the Financial Stability Oversight Council and member agencies, collect and standardize financial data, perform essential research, and develop new tools for measuring and monitoring risk in the financial system.
Application Procedure: Please submit your application by 5PM Eastern Standard Time on Monday, November 28, 2016. Application procedures are described under "Application Information".
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The Treasury Department is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
- Application Instructions Below
- Letters of Reference Instructions Below
In the subject line, please include: your last name, first name, “JOE 2017 Application Packet”, and position of interest in the subject line. For example, the subject line would read: “SmithJohn_JOE 2017 Application Packet_Researcher”. Please follow the naming conventions below in your application package. The packet must include:
1. Brief cover e-mail indicating: (a) your research interests or other reason for seeking the position; (b) desired start date; (c) veteran's status including disability rating if applicable; and (d) whether you hold U.S. citizenship or, if not a U.S. citizen, whether you are a permanent resident.
2. CV or resume (last name, first name initial, and “_CV”, e.g. SmithJ_CV)
3. Sample working papers or research (Last name, first name initial, and “_Paper Title”, e.g. SmithJ_Financial Stability)
4. Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be mailed separately to the same email address using the same subject line as above.
5. Indicate whether you will be attending the 2017 ASSA Meetings in Chicago.
To ensure proper consideration, please submit your application by 5PM Eastern Standard Time on Monday, November 28, 2016.