Research Analyst

The Bank for International Settlements

Basel, Switzerland

The Bank for International Settlements is a global forum for monetary and financial cooperation and a bank for central banks
Promoting global monetary and financial stability

We are recruiting Research Analysts at our head office in Basel. We seek master's graduates in economics, statistics, finance or related subjects with at least one year of job experience to work in the following areas:

Statistical data support

  • You will work with unique financial data, supporting the secretariats of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and International Association of Insurance Supervisors.
  • You will conduct data compilation of various Quantitative Impact Studies (QIS) and contribute to QIS analysis by creating and maintaining statistical reports and helping develop and apply the underlying methodologies.
  • You will provide ad hoc support for statistical requests and test new business applications.
  • You have a passion for working with numerical data and solid knowledge of statistical concepts. You possess a high level of technical expertise and can program using Matlab, VBA or similar.


Research support

  • You will support BIS economist research by collecting, processing and conducting statistical and econometric analysis of data from a range of sources.
  • You will create graphs and tables for use in publications and at key meetings on global financial topics.
  • You will maintain databases for internal and external use, and provide solutions to issues related to large data sets and firm-level data. You will also conduct data quality control.
  • You will keep abreast of technical developments, and help test and implement new statistical applications.
  • You are a skilled user of econometric software packages and have experience with statistical concepts applied in finance/economics.
  • You are experienced in retrieving data from Bloomberg and Datastream.
  • Experience with databases such as SNL, Fitch or S&P Capital IQ would be an advantage.

Are you interested in working at the heart of the central banking community and contributing to an important global mission?

We look forward to receiving your application, CV and letter of motivation. Please indicate your area of interest.

The BIS's head office is located in Basel, Switzerland, with representative offices in Hong Kong SAR and Mexico City. We are able to recruit globally, regardless of nationality, and offer competitive employment packages. All new staff members are recruited on a fixed-term basis without expectation either of any contract renewal or conversion. The contract may however be extended or converted to an open-ended one at the end of the term, subject to organisational needs and individual performance. The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff. Against this background we encourage applications from female candidates.


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