Grant-Funded Researcher C, School of Economics and Public Policy

Adelaide, Australia
29 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
03 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

(Level C) $123,075 - $141,537 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation may apply.

Fixed-term, full-time opportunity available immediately for two years.

Seeking a high-calibre experienced Economist to join The School of Economics and Public Policy, working within The South Australian Centre for Economic Studies.

The South Australian Centre for Economic Studies (SACES) is a self-funding applied research unit of The University of Adelaide. SACES was established in 1982 with a principal role to review, research and report on economic and public policy issues of relevance to South Australia and Australia as a whole. The Centre aims to increase the quality of analysis and debate regarding issues within the State, and to establish itself as a pre-eminent economic research centre in Australia.

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Researcher who is an economist with significant experience in consulting, project management, large scale surveying and data analysis. The successful applicant is expected to have high-level qualitative and/or quantitative research and analytical skills and provide commentary and advice on contemporary economic, social and public policy issues. The successful candidate will contribute to securing external research and consulting funding and will also assist with project planning and coordinating input from a range of sources; and with the production of research proposals, project reports and presentations.

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD in economics or a related discipline, or demonstrable equivalence derived from work experience.
  • Experience in management, planning and coordination of economics or public policy research projects on behalf of clients.
  • Experience in managing high level stakeholder relationships in government, in the private sector and in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Significant experience in undertaking economic analysis, including complex data analysis.
  • Ability to liaise with clients in the delivery and conduct of research projects.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vase scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. And our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role 

The Faculty of the Professions delivers excellence in teaching, learning and research driven by real-world, commercial needs in the areas of: law; business; economics and international trade; commercialisation and innovation; and global food and resources. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and has strong connections with business and industry, including internationally.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the link below for a copy of the selection criteria and to apply:

Applications close 11:55 pm, 3 January 2022.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position; contact:

Michael O’Neil
Executive Director SACES
Ph: +61 8 8313 4545

You'll find a full selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.