1) Conduct independent problem-solving with high-level directional advice;
2) Be fully informed on the latest developments in the relevant research areas;
3) Assist Professor Hansen to identify, assess and organize information for research from academic institutions worldwide and other organizations addressing similar research goals;
4) Collaborate with the MFR research team to create and strengthen a digital platform accessible to the community of researchers whose aim is to strengthen dynamic models in macroeconomics and finance;
5) Present findings effectively and articulately at internal staff meetings and seminars/conferences;
6) Contribute essential technical content relevant to grant proposals and reports in support of the initiative;
7) The candidate will be required to independently identify and interpret research data, develop conclusions, and communicate findings through effective oral and written communication on a bi-weekly basis.
1) The ideal candidate will have strong computer programming and quantitative skills, experience with a statistical programming language such as MATLAB, Stata, or R, and familiarity with lower-level programming languages such as C, C++, or Python with interest in coding and a willingness to learn new programs and methods of analysis.
2) Strong written and verbal communication skills.
3) Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.
4) Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
5) Excellent data visualization ability.
6) Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
1) The ideal candidate will have a bachelorâ™s degree or above in applied mathematics and computation, statistics, economics or a closely connected field. Some basic knowledge of economic dynamics.
1) Relevant research experience, especially with data.
Technical Knowledge, Skills or Certifications
1) Knowledge of Stata, Python, Matlab, and/or R required Knowledge of LaTeX.
2) Cover Letter (include earliest available start date)
3) Writing Sample (optional)
4) Transcript (unofficial is ok)
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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