31 August 2018


Basel, Switzerland

(Paid Opportunity)


PhD Fellowship Programme (Monetary and Economic Department)

The PhD fellowship pogramme at the BIS offers you the opportunity to work in an international financial institution at the intersection of research and policy, working alongside experienced economists and research analysts. This programme will give you practical experience in supporting central banks and other financial authorities and contributing to high-level meetings and BIS publications.

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  • Participate in BIS economic research by providing statistical analysis in monetary policy and financial stability issues
  • Support BIS economists in their research
  • Research topics related to the characteristics of financial intermediation, post-crisis monetary and financial stability frameworks and the global economy and spillovers

Specializations for studying on this opportunity:

  • Monetary and Economics

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Between 3 and 11 months

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Enrolment in a PhD programme in economics, finance or related fields
  • Excellent knowledge of financial and monetary economics, with specialisation in topics relevant to the BIS research agenda
  • Experience in conducting research in relevant fields
  • Ability to apply tools used in economic analysis to a range of topics

Opportunity Cost

(Paid Opportunity)

Competitive salary

The Bank’s salary system seeks to facilitate the attraction, retention and motivation of high-quality staff. The Bank’s salaries are targeted to be above the average salary in similar organisations, net of tax and after taking into account any relevant differences in cost of living.

In addition, the BIS offers a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Pension

A defined benefit pension system is in place. For staff leaving the Bank before being eligible for a BIS pension, a lump-sum indemnity is paid irrespective of the length of their employment at the Bank.

  • Health insurance

We have comprehensive health and accident insurance. The cover under this plan is worldwide and covers not only staff, but also their dependent family members.

  • Family allowances

To support those staff with a family, the BIS also offers a number of allowances. This includes the partial reimbursement of childcare costs for children under school age.

  • Work and life balance

We support staff in achieving a healthy work and life balance by offering family leave and flexible work arrangements. We also provide access to sports and leisure facilities.

  • Additional support for foreign nationals joining from abroad

We recognise that international job mobility comes with particular challenges and costs. Therefore the Bank provides a range of allowances to support your integration, including:

  • Schooling

Relocating your children at any phase in their education is a significant step, so choosing the right school is one of the most important decisions a family has to make when relocating. Switzerland’s free public school system enjoys an excellent reputation. Although the curriculum is generally German-based, great effort is made to integrate children with different mother tongues.

In case you opt for one of the international schools in the Basel region, we reimburse an important portion of tuition fees for eligible staff.

  • Relocation and settling services

Together with our relocation partner, we offer comprehensive assistance at all stages of your relocation, including covering your removal expenses. Further, you will be supported in finding suitable housing, and in gaining familiarity with your new surroundings.

  • Partner support programme

We recognise that this will also be a very important move for your partner. An orientation programme is offered to partners with the aim of helping them to find employment and integrate locally.

Basel is home to the headquarters of several global pharmaceutical companies that also hire internationally. Commuting to a job in Zurich, Switzerland’s principal financial centre, is also possible, with the journey being about one hour. Depending on your partner’s profession, this may open up a range of opportunities.

  • Visa and permits

We will support you and your family in the process of applying for your work and residency permits as necessary.

Additional information:

Fixed-term contract

All new staff members are recruited on a fixed-term basis without expectation either of any contract renewal or conversion. The contract may however be extended, or converted to an open-ended appointment at the end of the term, subject to organisational needs and individual performance.


The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff. We particularly encourage applications from female candidates.

How to Apply

First Step: go to this link

Second Step: register because your email address will be used as your login name allowing you to return to our website update your profile.

Third Step: fill all others information and submit the application.

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