Research Analyst at the European Systemic Risk Board

ecb-logoThe European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB), a body of the European Union (EU) that is supported by the European Central Bank (ECB), is seeking an experienced Research Analyst for its Secretariat.

The ESRB is responsible for macroprudential oversight of the EU financial system, thus contributing to the prevention or mitigation of systemic risk. To this end, the ESRB monitors macro-financial developments and issues warnings and recommendations to policy-makers and supervisors. The ESRB brings together 80 institutions, including central banks and other authorities in the EU, as well as independent experts in its Advisory Scientific Committee.The successful candidate’s main tasks will be:

  • contributing to systemic risk identification and macroprudential policy responses;
  • contributing to the preparation of reports, papers and presentations, including the production of tables and charts;
  • contributing to and supporting the analytical work of the ESRB Secretariat, particularly in the area of data management (such as banking, insurance and financial markets data) and the analysis of those data, using the techniques of applied economic analysis;
  • keeping abreast of data sources, applications and publications useful to the ESRB Secretariat;
  • cooperating closely with experts in the ESRB Secretariat and the ESRB community and establishing and maintaining working relationships with colleagues in other business areas.

Qualifications and experience:

Applicants must have the following knowledge and competencies:

  • a bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, statistics, computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline; a master’s degree in one of the above disciplines will be considered an asset;
  • experience in programming languages (e.g. SQL, VBA, C++, Java) and/or using statistical packages (e.g. EViews, STATA, Matlab, R, SAS, FAME);
  • practical experience of managing, processing and analysing complex datasets;
  • familiarity with a broad range of the standard databases providing macroeconomic and financial data (e.g. Datastream, Bloomberg, Bankscope, Haver Analytics, Dealogic, SNL, etc.) and official financial sector statistics (e.g. ECB, Eurostat and BIS) would be an asset;
  • awareness of macroprudential policy and the wider economic and political context would be an asset;
  • sound programming skills;
  • excellent knowledge of MS Office applications (in particular, Excel and PowerPoint);
  • an advanced command of English with proven drafting ability;
  • a good knowledge of at least one other official language of the EU.

Application deadline: 28 August 2015
Read more and apply here.

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