Research Analyst - Statistics (ESCB/IO)

Knowledge, Information, Data&Statistics

General Information

Type of contract Short-term contract, which may be extended to up to 36 months subject to individual performance and organisational needs

Contract end date 31.12.2024

Who can apply? EU nationals working for national central banks of the ESCB, international governmental organisations or other employers performing central banking or banking supervision tasks.

Salary E/F (1) (minimum full time monthly net salary €5424 and benefits, see further information section)

Role specialisation Datasets and Statistics

Working time Full time

Place of work Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Closing date 13.07.2022

Your team

You will be part of the Monetary Statistics Section in the Directorate General Statistics. Our Directorate General has around 300 staff providing macroeconomic statistics, granular financial data and supervisory data for policymaking and microprudential supervision. We are currently working on implementing a new system based on state-of-the-art technology for the collection, production and dissemination of statistics. 

In your role as Research Analyst, you will be part of a team of 20 members of staff responsible for developing, producing and disseminating statistical indicators based on the balance sheets of financial corporations to be used in monetary policymaking and will work closely with economists and analysts working in monetary analysis and financial stability.

The ECB is an inclusive employer and we strive to reflect the diversity of the population we serve. We encourage you to apply irrespective of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or other characteristics.

Your role

As a Research Analyst you will:
  • run and maintain procedures for compiling and disseminating statistics based on balance sheets of financial corporations such as investment funds, securitisation vehicles, insurance corporations and pension funds;
  • analyse and assess the quality of financial statistics;
  • contribute to ECB statistical publications and dashboards;
  • contribute to the migration to a new IT platform for data and procedures used in the production and dissemination of statistics.
We are seeking candidates for this role who demonstrates the potential for growth, and we will support the selected candidate in further developing the required knowledge, skills and competencies.
The position offers you excellent opportunities to contribute to developing statistical indicators for policymaking in a leading central bank. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens. 

Qualifications, experience and skills

  • a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in mathematics, statistics, data science, finance, economics or another relevant field (see How you can join us for details on degree equivalences);
  • two years of practical experience with regular statistical production and database management; 
  • the ability to develop and maintain code in at least one programming language, such as R, Python, FAME, MATLAB, SAS, Stata or SQL;
  • an advanced (C1) command of English and an intermediate (B1) command of at least one other official language of the EU, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
You engage collaboratively with others. You pursue team goals and learn willingly from other people’s diverse perspectives. You signal any need for change by explaining it and proposing alternative solutions. You analyse complex information effectively and can evaluate different views to arrive at solutions. You know and anticipate stakeholder needs.

You are motivated to contribute to the ECB’s mission, to serve the citizens of the EU as a member of a public institution and to work with colleagues from all over Europe. You are motivated to be part of our team and to develop and use your skills and competencies to achieve the aims of this position.

Further information

The contract offered will be short-term ESCB/IO, the appointment being for 24 months as of the exact starting date of the selected person, extendable to up to 36 months.

For additional information on this specific vacancy, you can speak to the hiring manager, Rodrigo Oliveira-Soares, on +49 (0)69 1344 6777 between 14:30 and 15:30 on Friday, 1 July 2022.

Application and selection process

The recruitment process for this position will be conducted remotely. It will include a presentation and an interview. 

If you are not selected for this position but are still considered suitable, you will be placed on a reserve list (see step 4 of How we hire), from which you might be considered for similar positions within the ECB.

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