Senior Research Fellow in Economics

Randwick, Australia
14 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
24 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW Business School is a leader in business education and research in the Asian region and one of the largest Business Schools in Australia with more than 15,000 students, 500 academic and professional staff and more than 80,000 alumni and partners. The Business School offers a full suite of business degree programs at undergraduate, postgraduate, coursework and research levels, including the AGSM MBA programs and a range of Executive Programs. Its direction is guided by a business advisory council of leading CEOs, chairpersons and other business leaders.

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) is a multi-disciplinary research centre administered by the University of New South Wales with nodes at the Australian National University, the University of Melbourne, the University of Sydney and the University of Western Australia and 16 official partners drawn from industry, government and academe.

About the role

  • 123K  - 141K + 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Fixed term for three years
  • Full-time

CEPAR seeks to appoint a suitably qualified person to join a multi-disciplinary research team committed to transforming thinking about population ageing and establishing Australia as a world leader in the field.

The Senior Research Fellow (Level C Academic) will conduct high quality research to be published in major international journals, and carry out activities to maintain and develop his/her scholarly research as well as to enhance the profile of the Centre. In particular, the Senior Research Fellow will develop a large scale overlapping generations model of the Australian economy, which will be used to i) compute optimal tax and pension policy trajectories, capturing demographic dynamics and wellbeing of both current and future generations; ii) determine the nature of the link between productivity, technology, and demography theoretically and empirically; and iii) determine how optimal labour and investment income taxes vary by age and how they will be impacted by demography.

About the successful applicant

The successful applicant will hold a PhD in in Economics, Econometrics or a related discipline as well as high level skills in stochastic analysis, theory and modelling. In addition, the successful candidate will have an excellent publication record in a relevant area, relative to opportunity; demonstrated experience, knowledge and expertise with Australian data, Australian policy settings and large-scale Australian dynamic macroeconomic model building; international professional research connections; experience in postgraduate research supervision; the ability to engage effectively with stakeholders and government agency professionals; the ability to work both independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary research team; and excellent computing and communication skills.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.


Professor Alan Woodland, Chief Investigator and Project Leader


T: (61 2) 9385 9707

Applications close: 24 November 2017