Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

United States

Research Associate

  • POSTED ON
    September 11, 2020
  • PRIORITY DATE
    --
  • FINAL DATE
    September 23, 2020

Job Description

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) Office of Research is seeking candidates with a background in Psychology, Economics, or other Social Science for a Research Scientist position in the Decision-Making and Behavioral Studies section. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience conducting field research, such as randomized controlled trials (RCTs), field experiments, or quasi-experimental field trials. We are seeking motivated candidates who will thrive in a collaborative, mission-focused work environment. Candidates should possess a strong research focus as well as an interest in working with interdisciplinary teams of researchers, industry practitioners, and attorneys and publishing in professional journals.

The Office of Research is an interdisciplinary group of decision scientists and economists who study a wide range of topics, including consumer decision-making, household financial choices, and markets for consumer financial products and services. Research Scientists conduct policy-relevant research to advance the Bureau's understanding of consumer decision-making and enhance the Bureau's evidence base for policy development, regulations, consumer education and engagement and other areas in support of the Bureau's mission.

Applications will be accepted through 9/23/20.

Candidates must apply through the USA Jobs website using the links below. The first of the two links is for candidates applying under "special status" (see details in posting). The second link is open to the public. If your status is such that you are eligible to apply under both job listings, please ensure that you do so.

(special status): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/578362400
(public): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/578360400

The official job announcement can also be found on the CFPB website, where you will find tips to help you complete your application through USA Jobs: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/careers/current-openings/interdisciplinary-economist-research-scientist-386mp-387p/