Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Economics

Melbourne, Australia
$110,236 – $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super
13 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
03 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Fixed-term for 3 years
Faculty: Faculty of Business and Economics
Department/School: Department of Economics
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 Department of Economics

The Department of Economics is a leading department in Australia with a strong postgraduate program and an outstanding group of economists and econometricians, all of whom have high research profiles. The Department is one of the largest departments in the Faculty of Business and Economics. The Department is research active and performs teaching and research in the areas of economics, econometrics and actuarial studies. The Department provides high quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and undertakes high quality research. The Department actively contributes to the community and maintains strong ties to business and government sectors.

About the Role

Working collaboratively with a team of leading academics, researchers and students, the Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will conduct research in support of an NIH Project on “Risk and resilience: Evaluating the multigenerational effect of a psychosocial maternal depression intervention against COVID-19-related stressors” along with developing their own research career. The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow is expected to contribute to the overall research environment in the Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne. Applications are sought from individuals with backgrounds and interests in applied microeconomics, health economics, development economics, mental health, and child development.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with the Project Directors to conduct the research outlined in the grant
  • Present research at both domestic and international conferences
  • Perform administrative functions primarily connected with the research project

About You

You are an experienced researcher with knowledge of, and experience using Stata or R for empirical analysis, along with excellent abilities in data analysis, problem solving, and accurate record maintenance to accompany this. Your strong planning and organisation skills enable you to undertake competing tasks independently with minimal supervision, ensuring all work is completed to set deadlines. Outstanding interpersonal skills will allow you to build and maintain working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and work cooperatively in a multi-disciplinary team environment in both a courteous and effective manner. Ideally you are able to write academic articles for both economics and health journals, and have a track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals commensurate with experience and opportunities.

You will also have:

  • Completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent research higher degree in economics or a related field by the beginning of the appointment
  • A high level of self-motivation and initiative, an ability to provide creative solutions to problems and an ability to be flexible in response to changing work priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, to technical and non-technical audiences, including presentation of research results at conferences, internal forums and through manuscript submissions

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

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.

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Applications close: 3 January 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position description: 0057589_Postdoctoral Research Fellow_PD.pdf