The Bank of Canada
Senior Analyst, Principal Researcher and Research Adviser Positions

The Bank of Canada invites applications for Senior Analyst, Principal Researcher and Research Adviser positions from Recent Graduates AND Experienced Research/Policy Economists AND Financial Analysts (Note: Positions offered will be based on the depth of relevant experience.)

ABOUT THE BANK OF CANADA: The Bank of Canada is the country's central bank and pre-eminent macro policy institution. We offer challenging work and many opportunities for professional development for highly qualified candidates specializing in macro/microeconomics, finance, international economics and econometrics.

JOB DESCRIPTION: At the Bank, you will support the economic and financial welfare of Canadians and contribute to our work at an international level. You will take part in leading-edge analysis, participate in the conduct of monetary policy, help promote the safety and efficiency of our financial system, and collaborate with your colleagues within the Bank and at other organizations in Canada and abroad. We offer a competitive compensation package, a superior work environment, and an open culture that supports diversity and fosters discussion and debate.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: While we encourage applications from candidates in all areas of finance and economics, we are particularly interested in those candidates who are conducting research on:
- empirical asset pricing (especially with applications to fixed-income or foreign exchange markets)
- applied issues in banking (empirical and theoretical) issues related to financial stability (e.g., market volatility, liquidity, asymmetric information, contagion, risks in derivatives markets, and bank and financial market regulation)
- international economics and finance
- monetary and macroeconomics (especially real-financial linkages)
- nowcasting and forecasting

Bank of Canada researchers are encouraged to present their work at academic conferences and to publish in top academic journals. We provide generous research and travel support, as well as access to extensive economic and financial data. Our in-house seminar series features presentations by noted international academics and practitioners.

We are now recruiting at three levels that vary in the extent of required experience.

SENIOR ANALYST IN ECONOMICS OR FINANCE:
- Qualified candidates will have a recent or forthcoming PhD in Economics or Finance, or a Master's degree in Economics or Finance with five years of experience.
- Excellent analytic and communication skills (in English or French) are required. Central responsibilities include: conducting and leading original research and analysis on topics or questions relevant to the Bank, preparing well-thought-out policy notes preparing and delivering briefings in areas of subject-matter expertise, and building external relationships.
- The Bank offers a competitive total compensation package with starting salaries, based on qualifications, generally ranging between Can$78,269 and $109,823. Where the Bank has needs for specialized skills, it may offer higher starting salaries to exceptional candidates.

PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER IN ECONOMICS OR FINANCE:
- Qualified candidates will have a PhD in Economics or Finance with a minimum of three years of relevant work experience in either academia or industry, as well as a strong record of high-quality economic research, or a Master's degree in Economics or Finance with a minimum of five years of work experience.
- Central responsibilities include: recommending, conducting and leading high-quality research and analytical projects; providing advice and analysis to senior management and coaching more junior members.
- The Bank offers a competitive total compensation package with starting salaries, based on qualifications, generally ranging between Can$89,345 to $132,812. Where the Bank has needs for specialized skills, it may offer higher starting salaries to exceptional candidates.
- English and French are essential; however qualified candidates who are not bilingual will be offered assistance to become bilingual at the functional level.

RESEARCH ADVISER IN ECONOMICS OR FINANCE:
- Qualified candidates will have a PhD in Economics or Finance with a minimum of five years of relevant work experience in either academia or industry, as well as a strong record of high-quality economic research, or a Master's degree in Economics or Finance with a minimum of seven years of work experience.
- Central responsibilities include: recommending, leading and conducting high-quality empirical and/or theoretical research/analysis on the relationship between the macro economy, monetary policy and financial markets, and assessing the implications for the Bank's policies; leading critical projects/studies that have a direct link with the Bank's policies; responding to requests, often in multiple/broad areas, from executive and senior management and external stakeholders; reviewing and providing feedback on analysis and research studies prepared by others; and helping to determine and guide the research agenda and work plan by anticipating issues that may not be currently topical but that are likely to become pertinent in the future.
- The Bank offers a competitive total compensation package with starting salaries, based on qualifications, generally ranging between Can$121,618 to $171,233. Where the Bank has needs for specialized skills, it may offer higher starting salaries to exceptional candidates.
- English and French are essential; however qualified candidates who are not bilingual will be offered assistance to become bilingual at the functional level.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Online Application URL:
http://www.bankofcanada.ca/careers/students-and-grads/
Email: phd_recruitment@bankofcanada.ca
Website: http://www.bankofcanada.ca

The application should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research paper(s) and three letters of recommendation, which may be sent separately to the email address above. Application material may be sent to the email address listed above or candidates may apply online using our applicant tracking system.

Application deadline: 2 December 2012

NOTE: Candidates attending the Canadian Economics Employment Exchange must submit their application by 15 November 2012.

Applications will continue to be accepted until all positions are filled.

Preference will be given to those candidates who are legally entitled to work in Canada. Where no such qualified candidates are available, the Bank will assist qualified candidates from other countries to obtain the required work permits, and provide relocation assistance, if required.

The Bank of Canada is a vibrant workplace that benefits from the unique perspectives, attributes and talents of its diverse workforce. We offer flexibility to accommodate the needs of our employees and candidates. The Bank of Canada is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from qualified men and women, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. As a bilingual institution, the Bank of Canada encourages and facilitates the use of both official languages (English and French).



Posted 9/9/12