Research Fellow, Faculty of Business and Economics

Melbourne, Australia
$110,236 – $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super
25 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Continuing (research contingent) (tenure track)
Faculty: Faculty of Business and Economics
Department/School: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
Salary: Level B – $110,236 – $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research

The Melbourne Institute is a non-teaching academic department with approximately 50 academic researchers that is housed in the Faculty of Business and Economics. The Melbourne Institute has an outstanding and dynamic research environment, supported by access to high quality survey and administrative data, and with opportunities to run field experiments and engage in primary data collection. The Melbourne Institute is considered the pre-eminent institute in Australia for applied economics research. The Institute maintains a collegial and co-operative culture that expects academic excellence as well as policy-relevant research activities that may lead to better policies and practices.

About the Role

The position is research-only and classified as Level B Research Fellow, (equivalent to a tenure track Assistant Professor position in North America). This position is for an applied economist in the area of health economics or labour economics, with the successful candidate expected to demonstrate strong applied (empirical) econometric skills. The position is being offered on a continuing (tenure-track) basis contingent upon research funding. Confirmation of continuing status (granting of tenure) is to occur within five years of initial appointment.

About You

The Research Fellow position suits applicants who are about to complete their PhD or have recently completed their PhD. Candidates should possess strong applied econometric skills (especially as applied to the analysis of longitudinal survey data and cross-section and panel administrative data) with evidence of or the potential to publish in leading general and field-specific economics journals. Applicants should also have a genuine interest in engaging in policy-relevant research and in disseminating this research to a broad range of audiences.

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

About the University

The University of Melbourne is ranked number one in Australia and considered one of the top forty universities in the world. The city of Melbourne is consistently ranked by the Economist as one of the most liveable cities in the world.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Application Process

The successful candidate(s) will be expected to start in the first half of 2023 (subject to obtaining an appropriate visa to work within Australia, if required).

Please note that applications will be prioritised for those with current working rights in Australia.

All applications should include a cover letter explaining why the candidate is interested in working at the Melbourne Institute, a C.V., a job-market paper, and three letters of reference.

For further details and the position description (search Job number - 0045801), please visit the University of Melbourne webpage at

Important Note: Only applications made online via the EconJobMarket will be considered. Please do not apply via the University of Melbourne website.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at

Applications close: 31 December 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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