Economist/Analyst (CERN)

  • Added Date: Monday, 20 March 2017
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 14 April 2017

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Are you a skilled Economist, who takes pride in delivering first class service and paying attention to detail? Contribute your skills to CERN's Pension Fund investment team! Take part!

Job Reference: PF-IN-QM-2017-50-LD

Publication date:17/03/2017

Closing date:14/04/2017


Economist/Analyst in the CERN Pension Fund Investment Group, Quantitative Methods Section (PF-IN-QM).

The CERN Pension Fund provides pension and social security benefits to over 7,000 members from the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Operating as a funded defined benefit scheme, the CERN Pension Fund's assets currently amount to approximately CHF 4 billion.

This vacancy is open in the Investment Group, Quantitative Methods Section (PF-IN-QM) of the Pension Fund Management Unit (PFMU) reporting to the Head of the Quantitative Methods Section.

Link to CERN pension fund: is external)


As an Economist/Analyst at the Pension Fund, you will be involved in all aspects of the Fund investment activities.

You will:

  • Provide ad-hoc macroeconomic analysis on specific topics of interest to the PFMU (using for example Bloomberg, Haver or equivalent).
  • Write and publish weekly macroeconomic reports.
  • Collaborate as needed with members of the PFMU on investment issues other than macroeconomics. This will include, among other things, performing microeconomic analysis to support the management of internal equity investments.
  • Attend meetings of the Pension Fund Investment Committee (PFIC) to present economic reports.

Qualification required

Master degree or PhD in Economics/Finance, or equivalent.

Additional qualification in Finance/Investment (such as CFA, CAIA or FRM) could be an advantage.

Experience and competencies

The experience required for this post is:

  • Demonstrated experience as a Macroeconomic Analyst.

Demonstrating the following experience would be an asset:

  • Demonstrated international work experience and work experience in an international environment.
  • Work experience in central government and/or intergovernmental organisations (e.g. a Central Bank).
  • Practical experience with emerging market economies.

The technical competencies required for this post are:

  • Use of Office software packages: knowledge of MathLab, Python, Haver and Bloomberg would be an advantage.
  • Demonstrate an agnostic approach to economics.

The behavioural competencies required for this post are:

  • Managing self: working well autonomously; taking on activities and tasks without prompting.
  • Working in teams: understanding when teamwork is required to achieve the best results; including others accordingly and sharing information.
  • Demonstrating accountability: taking responsibility for own actions and decisions.
  • Demonstrating flexibility: adapting quickly and resourcefully to shifting priorities and requirements.

The language competencies required are:

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Eligibility conditions

Employing a diverse and international workforce is a CERN core value and central to our success. We welcome applications from all Member States irrespective of gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or personal situation.

This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 14.04.2017.

By applying here, you allow CERN to consider your application for any position it considers relevant with respect to your profile. Please ensure you update your profile regularly with any relevant information and that you inform the recruitment service if you wish your file to be removed from the database.

Note on Employment Conditions

We offer a limited-duration contract for a period of 5 years. Limited-duration contracts shall terminate by default on their date of expiry.

Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position. Employing a diverse and international workforce is a CERN core value and central to our success. We welcome applications irrespective of gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or personal situation.

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