Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Behavioural Experimental Economics

£61231.44 - £72921.08 per annum
06 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, fixed-term position for two years (with the possibility of extension)
  • Join a collaborative and supportive network of internationally renowned academics
  • Base Salary $110,856-$131,639 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine and Health are partners in an exciting new research initiative named the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (Life Course Centre) which will identify the pathways through which social and economic disadvantage are perpetuated over the life course, within communities, and across generations. The Life Course Centre is comprised of an inter-disciplinary team of renowned social scientists based at four Australian Universities, NGOs, government departments and eminent international research affiliates.

We are currently seeking applications for a Please note: The University of Sydney will be closed from 24 December 2021 until 9 January 2022 inclusive.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Economics (Behavioural and Experimental Economics) which will be based in the School of Economics supporting a research program on the cognitive science of disadvantage which encompasses a broad range of issues in neuroeconomics, behavioural economics and cognitive psychology including mental health, child health and development; education; sleep disorders; youths and risky behaviour. The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues in the School of Economics and elsewhere within the centre to provide leadership and foster excellence in research, and further the goals of the Centre. This position is supervised by Professor Agnieszka Tymula.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • contribute to the knowledge within the discipline or area of expertise
  • undertake original research (independently and as part of a team) within discipline or area of expertise
  • bring and maintain a research profile which meets University expectations and standards
  • develop research collaborations which will ultimately result in knowledge or technology transfer leading to commercialisation, improved policy or practice and/or enhancements to industry, the profession or the community
  • significantly contribute to successful applications for competitive research grants and/ or funding to deliver research impact

About You

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Economics (Behavioural and Experimental Economics) who possesses:

  • completed a PhD in Economics, Neuroscience, or Psychology
  • evidence of a strong research interest in applied behavioural economics and experimental methods in relation to understanding social and economic disadvantage
  • evidence of the ability to conduct independent research and assume responsibility for the development and completion of research papers
  • demonstrated ability to work as part of a research team, and work with other members of staff to meet the aims and deadlines of a project
  • a track record in research and writing and the potential to develop further research expertise through various projects

Closing date for applications

11:59 pm, 31 January 2022

Please note: The University of Sydney will be closed from 24 December 2021 until 9 January 2022 inclusive.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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