Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow, Research School of Economics

Canberra, Australia
13 Feb 2020
End of advertisement period
13 Mar 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: ANU Academic Level A/B
Salary Package: $73,309 - $92,015 (Level A) / $99,809 – $113,165 (Level B) per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Fixed term (3 years)

Position overview

The Research School of Economics (RSE) at the Australian National University (ANU) is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Fellow in dynamic structural econometric modeling, funded by the research project titled "Solving and estimating dynamic models of strategic interaction" for a fixed term of 3 years with the possibility of extension.

Successful applicants must have a PhD in economics with demonstrated expertise in computational methods, an ability and interest for empirical work, and a solid mathematical background. The successful candidate will be working alongside the core team consisting of Fedor Iskhakov (ANU), Bertel Schjerning (University of Copenhagen), and John Rust (Georgetown University). The Candidate will be expected to develop their own methodological and/or applied research program within the theme of the project, and is encouraged to engage with the ongoing research projects. There is no attached teaching requirement, however performing some teaching activities is possible if desired.

Sitting within the ANU College of Business and Economics (CBE), the RSE is one of Australia’s premier research institutions and provides an outstanding environment for economic research. ANU has long been recognised as one of the leading centres in the world for economics research and education.  The RSE has two main research centres: The Centre for Economic History and The Centre for Economic Policy Research. The school is home to experts in international trade, public finance, and macroeconomics with strong links to policy and political communities.

The ANU College of Business and Economics (CBE) educates the next generation of leaders, professional economists and academics. Our graduates have the knowledge and skills to lead organizations, design public policy, and research the big issues of business and economy. Located in the national capital, we engage deeply with the business and policy communities. Our academics lead public debate on the critical issues of our time through their research, which is both long term and strategic in focus. Our internationally diverse student body is evenly divided between undergraduate and postgraduate study, and we have a large doctoral program. Our alumni may be found in the world's leading companies, policy agencies and universities.

For further information about RSE please see our web site:

For further information please contact: Professor Fedor Iskhakov E: 

Closing date: 13 Mar 2020

Position description: Postdoctoral Fellow Research Fellow Position Description.docx

The Australian National University provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. This also includes generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus. For more information, please visit

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

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

  • Job market paper
  • A cover letter detailing your motivation to apply to the RSE, ANU
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) 
  • Letters of reference (3)

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