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Director of Research

Call for applications

The Slovak central bank, Národná banka Slovenska, is seeking to establish itself as a highly regarded small European central bank with outstanding knowledge in specific areas.

To carry forward the modernisation and expansion of its analytical capacities, the Bank is looking to recruit a new Director of Research. The successful candidate is expected to lead the transformation of the Bank’s Research Department into an internationally recognised hub of specialist expertise. The role reports directly to the Deputy Governor for Monetary Analyses, Research and Statistics.

An ideal candidate should have:

  • a strong background in macroeconomics, monetary economics and/or finance;
  • a track record in publishing high quality research;
  • experience in managing medium-sized research projects involving international cooperation;
  • an ability to coach and motivate researchers working in a team;
  • excellent communication skills, including an aptitude for communicating with lay audiences and through the media.

The ability to speak Slovak is not required.

We offer:

  • work in a growing team of internationally active researchers who in recent years have been published in such publications as the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, the International Journal of Central Banking, the Journal of International Money and Finance, and Oxford Economic Papers;
  • an informal work environment including close contact with top management;
  • active involvement in euro area monetary policy discussions and in the designing of macroprudential policies in Slovakia
  • opportunities to participate in international projects involving international organisations and other Eurosystem central banks;
  • further training and development as well as opportunities to attend external events (seminars, conferences) with the Bank covering all expenses;
  • a superb quality of life in a mid-sized European city very close to a major global airport (Vienna);
  • an internationally competitive salary.
    Slovak law requires us to state that the basic salary will not be lower than €6 000 per month; however, this does not include bonuses and benefits paid on the basis of internal compensation and benefit guidelines.

Národná banka Slovenska is part of the European System of Central Banks.

Applications including a curriculum vitae and cover letter should be sent to by 23:59 CET on 15 November 2021.