Postdoctoral Fellow in Economics

Sydney, Australia
Feb 19, 2019
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Mar 19, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

About the role

Work type: Fixed-Term / Full time
Location: UNSW Sydney, NSW
Remuneration: Level B (multiple positions) - $105,108 – 123,908 plus 17% superannuation and leave loading

The position is based within the AGORA Centre for Market Design. AGORA was established in 2017 with the intent to create a highly visible centre in market design.  AGORA’s network of research fellows now consists of over forty market designers at premier institutions in Australia and abroad. Together they represent all core academic fields underlying market design, i.e. economics, computer science, operations research, as well as domain-specific knowledge in finance, health, and environmental sciences. AGORA has linkages with various businesses as well as with several federal and state government organizations. AGORA is funded through local as well as national (ARC) grants.

About you

The AGORA Center for Market Design at UNSW is inviting applications for two or more Post-Doctoral Researcher positions.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will undertake collaborative and self-directed research on developing novel solution concepts in game theory, including models of bounded rationality, and testing them. One specific goal is to characterize the resulting solution sets using advanced mathematical techniques from (semi) algebraic geometry. Another specific goal is to test the newly-developed models using controlled laboratory experiments. A broader goal is to incorporate more realistic models of behaviour in strategic situations and into the design of robust institutions.

The AGORA Center plans to fill at least one Postdoc position in theory and at least one Postdoc position in experimental economics. Candidates should have a strong background in either theoretical or experimental research with a focus on mechanism design, auctions, networks, or political institutions. The start date and terms of the positions are negotiable. The positions are for three years.

To be successful in these roles, you should have;

  • PhD in Economics, with strong background in game theory
  • Strong mathematical background, specifically, methods from (semi) algebraic geometry
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven, or demonstrated excellent potential for, an outstanding publication record.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and work with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated high level analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to deliver high quality project outcomes in a timely manner
  • Knowledge of equal opportunity principles
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.
  • a recent CV;
  • two completed research papers;
  • a statement of interest; and
  • the names and email addresses of two referees.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the positions are filled. Applications should be submitted electronically. Please submit

To Enquire

For enquiries about this position, please contact Scientia Professor Jacob Goeree at

For enquiries about the application process, please contact Ms Nikki Hayes, Talent Acquisition Lead at

Applications due date: 11:30 pm 19th March 2019