Senior Research Fellow in Economics

Melbourne, Australia
29 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD location
  • Full-time, 3 year fixed term
  • $113,698 - $131,104 + 17% super

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The College of Business comprises six schools delivering a broad range of programs in Business, at Traineeship, Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor, Masters and PhD levels. Many programs articulate between TAFE and Higher Education, creating pathways for further study. RMIT Business programs are delivered in Melbourne, Vietnam, Singapore, Shanghai and Jakarta, as well as through Open Universities Australia (OUA) and RMIT Online.

The Role & Your Responsibilities

You will plan, develop and engage in high quality research projects that are aligned with the Blockchain Innovation Hub's research strategy. You will make independent and original contributions to research acknowledged at a national level including: developing highly successful research teams, managing research projects and programs within timelines and budget and ensuring compliance with quality and reporting requirements. You will regularly publish research results in high quality outlets as lead author and in collaboration with other researchers.

Embedding your research expertise into the life of the School through the development of high-quality, productivity-driven research networks across RMIT and with local and national, internal and external partners. You will be expected to engage in high quality research projects and to produce high quality outputs.

Skills & Experience Required

The position is open to people who have completed a PhD and who do not currently hold a continuing academic appointment with RMIT University. You will have prior high quality research in social science areas related to, or which can be applied to, blockchain. These can include economics, econometrics, political-economy, law, organization and business studies, sociology, media and communications, among others.

You will have a track record and recognition for quality research outputs which will contribute to existing high performing RMIT research teams evidenced by publications and development of new research initiatives. Your excellent interpersonal and communication skills will be instrumental in building effective networks with higher degree by research candidates, staff and industry.

To Apply

For further information please contact Professor Jason Potts, Professor, Economics on +61 3 3 9925 5873. Applications close on Sunday 10th December 2017. Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

To view a position description visit and search using job reference number 559090.

RMIT is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

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