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Center for Financial Research

Research Assistants

Last Updated: October 18, 2021

Join the Center as a Research Assistant

Each year, the Center for Financial Research hires a number of research assistants (RAs), who work closely with economists to conduct quantitative analysis and produce scholarly research.

Research at the Center focuses on banking, financial markets, consumer finance, risk measurement, deposit insurance, and systemic risk, among other topics. RAs are offered the opportunity to advance their knowledge of research in these areas through studying the relevant literature; assembling, manipulating, and analyzing data; and supporting scholarly papers produced by economists. The Center offers RAs training in SAS, Stata, and other statistical packages.

RA positions are limited to a two-year term, with possible one-year extensions, not to exceed four years in total length. RAs have gone on to PhD and other graduate programs at top universities, pursued careers in the financial sector and consulting, and advanced to higher positions within the FDIC and other agencies.

We are currently hiring Economic RAs to start in Winter 2021 or Spring, Summer, or Fall 2022.

Division of Insurance and Research hiring managers will host a 30-minute informational virtual Q&A session about the Economic Assistant (Research) position on October 26, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. EDT. To receive a link to the session, register your email by 12:00 p.m. EDT, October 25, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact Nona Fitchett at (202) 898-6697.