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From   Kit Baum <>
Subject   st: Senior Survey Methodologist / Survey Methodologist positions in Boston
Date   Thu, 11 Dec 2008 06:48:19 -0500

Senior Survey Methodologist for Economic Research
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston invites applications for a Senior Survey Methodologist for Economic Research. JOB DESCRIPTION: Work with a team of economists and consumer payments experts in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston to develop and implement economic surveys in support of the Department's research and policy objectives. Initial survey development will primarily support the work of the Emerging Payments Research Group (EPRG). This group's objective is to study and understand consumer and business payment behavior to help formulate public policy for the U.S. payment system. Other survey development will likely support the Research Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision making and other areas of the Research Department. PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES: - Provide advanced methodological knowledge in survey design and data collection - Design and oversee development and implementation of surveys on various aspects of economics, especially consumer behavior and payment choice - Analyze, interpret and document results of internal and external research survey projects using statistical techniques - Provide methodological and analytical consulting on survey development to other Research department staff and clients - Candidates will be expected to write and publish papers in professional journals that: - Document innovations in survey methodologies - Communicate survey data documentation, findings, and economic analysis - Some external communication with representatives of other organizations that either collaborate with the Bank or conduct independent surveys related to payment behavior KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: Masters or Ph.D. degree in relevant area (e.g. Statistics, Mathematics, or Survey Methodology) or related field (Economics, Business, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, or other applied quantitative social science discipline). At least two years experience in survey research preferred, although new graduates will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with field experience in designing, implementing, and analyzing the results of surveys, especially surveys dealing with economics or related social science fields. - Considerable experience in survey instrument design, sample design, data collection, data validation and statistical estimation - Excellent project management skills - Demonstrated research capability - Proficiency with computer and statistical software - Expertise in statistics and sampling theory - Excellent oral and written communication skills - Ability to work collaboratively, in a team environment, to accomplish Bank and Departmental goals - Advanced understanding of economics, payments, and/or consumer marketing experience a plus APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at: For questions about the position, please contact: Scott Schuh, Director Emerging Payments Research Group Email: Tel: 617-973-3941

Kit Baum, Boston College Economics and DIW Berlin
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