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2018 Graduate programme (Monetary and Economic Department)

Office location: Basel
Department: Monetary & Economic Department
Unit: Statistics & Research Support (SRS)
Service: Departmental Research Support
Employment - Duration: Up to 11 months
Contract type: Fixed-term
FTE%: 100%
Application Deadline: 15/08/2018


Extended application deadline:  Wednesday, 15 August 2018

2018 Graduate programme (Monetary and Economic Department)

Are you a soon-to-be graduate of a bachelor's or master's programme in economics, statistics, finance or a related field - or a recent graduate with less than 12 months' work experience? Do you want to acquire practical experience in policy research and analysis in monetary and financial stability issues?

The graduate programme in the Monetary and Economic Department gives you the opportunity to work in an international financial institution at the intersection of research and policy, working alongside experienced economists and research analysts. The programme will give you practical experience in supporting central banks and other financial authorities and contributing to high-level meetings and BIS publications.

You will work with leading professionals from around the world and be part of a stimulating organisational culture characterised by analytical rigour and challenging debate. You will enjoy exposure to ideas and projects beyond your immediate specialty and will play a valuable part in supporting the wider central banking community. Joining us is not just about launching your international career, it is about doing meaningful work for the public good and serving the global community.


Programme duration:   up to 11 months
Programme location:   Basel, Switzerland
Start date:   September - November 2018



  • Support BIS economic research and analysis by collecting, processing and conducting statistical and econometric analysis of data from a range of sources
  • Create graphs and tables for use in publications and at key meetings on global financial topics
  • Maintain databases for internal and external use, and provide solutions to issues related to large data sets and firm-level data
  • Conduct data quality control and help test and implement new statistical applications



  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree completed within the past 24 months or by September 2018
  • Less than 12 months of work experience in the relevant fields
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Knowledge of standard econometric packages (Eviews, Stata)
  • Programming skills (Matlab, SQL)
  • Some exposure to different data sources (Datastream, Bloomberg, etc).


What we offer

We offer a unique, highly rewarding, international work environment that gives you exposure to data sets and policy issues of interest to central banks. And because of our status as an international organisation, we are able to hire globally and welcome applications from candidates of all nationalities. This is your opportunity to work in an international environment alongside colleagues from more than 60 countries.

If you are selected, you will receive a contract for up to 11 months. You will receive a competitive salary net of tax, health insurance and return travel and relocation assistance to Basel.


Application process

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter setting out your motivation for joining the programme and specific areas of interest of relevance to the programme. The application deadline is 5pm CEST on Wednesday, 15 August 2018.


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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