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The Research Department (RES) of International Monetary Fund (IMF) seeks a dynamic and highly motivated Research Analyst (RA) with strong quantitative and analytical skills. The successful candidate should have the proven ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively in a team environment.

This is a contractual appointment for one year, renewable for up to four years of cumulative contractual service, depending on the business need and performance of the incumbent.


Note: only candidates physically residing in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. region are eligible to apply. (Non-US citizens may be eligible for a visa through the IMF).


Job Description:

The primary responsibility of the Research Analyst will be to support the various research projects initiated by the Economic Counselor and other senior staff in the Immediate Office of RES. The candidate is expected to provide a wide range of research support from bibliographical searches, gather data including from less known sources, organize user-friendly and analytical databases, perform both simple and sophisticated statistical and econometric analyses of these data, present results in tables and charts, and prepare PowerPoint presentations for ongoing or completed research projects. Candidate should be able to work independently, as well as in teams, and be proactive in seeking creative solutions.

Minimum Qualifications:

o  A Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, mathematics, finance, computer science, or other related quantitative fields

o  Proficiency in statistical, econometric, and graphical presentation tools and data base management

Preferred skills:

o  Spreadsheets, including managing large linked databases.

o  Stata, being able to analyze large micro data sets and also typical IMF macro datasets. Put together data and also run statistical analysis, regressions, produce charts, tables. 

o  Coding skills: MATLAB, Python