Research Assistant (m/f)

As one of the world's largest central banks, the Deutsche Bundesbank works in the public interest. Our business areas are monetary policy, banking supervision, financial stability, cash management and payment systems.

For the Research Centre at our Central Office in Frankfurt am Main, we are looking for a

Research Assistant (m/f)

on a full or part-time basis for the duration of a pilot study. This online study will survey the expectations of households and individuals for the period from January 2019 to the first quarter of 2020.

What the job entails
You will be expected to prepare an online survey on individuals’ expectations and assist the Panel on Household Finances (PHF) project team in their ongoing work. Working as part of an international team, you will need to independently evaluate microdata from the online study for academic publications and make policy-relevant contributions. You will also play an active role in helping to further develop the two surveys.

What we have to offer
Alongside unique opportunities in an international environment, we can offer you attractive terms of employment. We promote targeted training and a healthy work-life balance through a variety of measures. The remuneration for this position corresponds to pay grade 13 of the wage agreement for the public sector (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst).

What we are looking for

  • Accredited master's degree or comparable qualification in a degree programme with a quantitative focus (e.g. economics or statistics), with an above-average degree grade
  • A sound grasp of survey methodology; experience with online surveys would be an advantage
  • Good understanding of empirical methods for microdata on households and individuals
  • Track record of independent academic research, supported by your own publications in relevant academic journals and/or a doctorate or a doctorate nearing completion, preferably with an emphasis on empirical microeconomics
  • Very good command of written and spoken English; a sound command of German would be an advantage

Where candidates are equally qualified for the position, preference will be given to applicants with a disability. The Bundesbank promotes the equal treatment of women and men in the workplace. We therefore especially welcome applications from women.

If you have any questions, please contact Tobias Schmidt from the Research Centre (+49 (0)69 9566 3730) or Caren-Berit Rödiger from Human Resources (+49 (0)69 9566 8433).

For more information, visit our website at

We look forward to receiving your online application and supporting documentation (cover letter, CV, certificates and references) by 02 December 2018, quoting the reference number 2018_0789_02.

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Faculty / researcher, graduate

Frankfurt am Main , Germany



Frankfurt am Main


Faculty / researcher, graduate

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