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Research Assistants

Yale Program on Financial Stability Resource Library

The Yale Program on Financial Stability (YPFS) is a small, high-performing research team within the Yale School of Management that is investigating financial crises like the one that occurred during 2007–09. You will support YPFS staff members in producing case studies and assist the editors of the Journal of Financial Crises in producing the journal. You will review crisis-related documents such as internal company documents, press releases, testimony of government officials, implementing documents, and government reports, and deliver them into the YPFS Resource Library, a digital, web-based archive. This position will be of particular interest to students who are interested in government service, the financial industry, or a possible career in academia or publishing.

Requisite Skills and Qualifications

  1. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively as a team member, including a high level of adaptability and flexibility.
  2. Self-directed; able to follow through on directions.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  4. Excellent attention to detail, information organization, and tracking.
  5. Excellent facility with software programs such as the Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint). Ability to learn new programs such as Drupal and Incyte.
  6. Knowledge of government, finance, and banking a plus.