Research Fellow Level B, Data Scientist/Computational Social Scientist/Computational Economist

Canberra, Australia
Thursday, 30 September 2021
End of advertisement period
Monday, 25 October 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Research Fellow, Level B
Salary package:$101,805 - $115,428 plus 17% superannuation
Term: Fixed term appointment of 2 years

  • Opportunity to contribute to a new and growing centre in the Research School of Social Sciences
  • Work with a cross-disciplinary team on high impact projects 
  • Access to a range of survey and administrative datasets for methods and policy research

Position overview

The ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods is seeking an expert in computational social science or computational economist to be a member of a cross-disciplinary research team. The applicant will work closely with senior staff in the centre to develop new and innovative research methods, with a particular focus on the analysis of large linked datasets. The candidate will also work on independent research and grants/contracts with a policy focus. The successful application will be integral to the expansion of methods teaching within the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods and the ANU more broadly.

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is one of seven Colleges at ANU. The College, which is structured into two main research schools, offers degrees in more than 20 discipline areas and excels in research across the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The College has a substantial international research presence and is a major source of national policy advice. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research, and 57 are members of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, or both. We also host 13 Australian Research Council Future Fellows and three ARC Laureates. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 270 lectures, concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than 60 nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.

Enquiries: Professor Nicholas Biddle (Associate Director) T: +61-466-841-595  E: 

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Closing Date: 11:55 pm, 25 October 2021

Position Description: Download FileComputational social scientist - Level B.pdf

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.