IDB/RES Seeks Assistant Researchers

Publicado el 3 de mayo de 2011 a las 09h. y 24m. por Charo Llera en General

Research Fellowship Program The Research Department (RES) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) seeks Assistant Researchers. Interested individuals should fill out the registration by May 15th, 2011 Apply online in this link    Responsibilities/Activities: Selected candidates will work with RES researchers and will perform the following functions:  Assist researchers in the preparation of research papers, reports and presentations. Indentify, compile and organize databases. Perform econometric and statistical analyses. Prepare literature reviews. Participate in academic discussions on research findings. Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in Economics. Master's degree in Economics (with strong quantitative background) preferred, in which case undergraduate degree may be in any field. Must be a recent graduate (no more than three years) from an accredited academic university. Experience in applied research at a recognized university or research center. Strong background in econometrics, mathematics, and statistics. Experience in applied econometric methodologies. Experience with econometric packages such as Stata, Matlab, and/or Eviews. Advanced programming level preferred. Demonstrated experience in at least one of the following areas: (Candidates should specify for which of these areas they are applying) Research on microeconomic topics. Demonstrated experience in any of the following areas: development, poverty, income distribution, social mobility, labor, housing, fiscal, or public economics. Use of household and/or industry surveys in cross-section or panel formats. Experience with microeconometrics, program evaluation, quasi-experimental and experimental methods. Research on macroeconomic topics. Demonstrated experience in the following areas: open macro and international finance, monetary and fiscal policy, growth and development. Experience in macroeconomic modeling including VARs, Panel VARs, and DSGE modeling. Initiative in research, ability to work independently and to participate in research teams. Strong analytical abilities as demonstrated by academic achievement and other personal achievements. Command of two of the Bank's official languages (Spanish, English, Portuguese and French). Prospects of engaging in doctoral-level studies. Experience in publications editing. Good knowledge of PowerPoint and Excel. Good writing skills is mandatory. Payment and Conditions of Employment:  The work will be carried out at Bank headquarters in Washington D.C. Selected assistant researchers will be offered a contract for a period of twelve months, renewable up to a maximum of twelve additional months. Remuneration will be determined in accordance with Bank regulations and criteria. The Bank will additionally contribute toward travel and moving expenses. If a candidate is not a citizen or resident of the United States, the Bank will request a G-IV visa from the consulate of the United States in the candidate's country of origin. If a candidate cannot obtain a visa to work at the IDB the contractual offer will be rescinded.    References:   Please supply:   I. Two academic references from your most recent place of study e.g. school, college or university II. Two professional references from your present/recent employer (where applicable)   We will NOT normally request references on your behalf from your referees. It is your responsibility to ensure that all references are supplied in support of your application and must be submitted in your profile.  Note: Individuals with relatives working for the IDB within and including the fourth degree of consanguinity and the second degree of affinity are not eligible. This includes staff members and consultants.  Candidates must be citizens of a member country of the Inter-American Development Bank.   Closing date for applications: Sunday, May 15, 2011. Interviews with selected candidates: From May20 to May 24, 2011. Notification of selected candidates: Between May 24 and May 31, 2011. Entry into the Department: Between June 16 and July 1, 2011 For more information, please visit us at Contact Email – External: