Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Economics

Sydney, Australia
06 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Economics
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

  • Join a collaborative and supportive network of internationally renowned academics
  • Develop your academic career in one of Australia’s top economics schools
  • Full-time, two-year contract (with possible renewal): $114k -$135K p.a. (which includes base salary Level B, leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation)

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students.
The School of Economics at the University of Sydney is a partner in a National Medical and Health Research Council Centre for Research Excellence, which aims to develop, implement and evaluate interventions designed to mitigate the consequences of significant adversity experienced between a child's conception and entry to school (EMPOWER: Health Systems, Adversity and Child Well Being). The newly-established Centre is comprised of an interdisciplinary team of renowned epidemiologists, medical practitioners, biostatisticians, and economists predominantly based at the University of Adelaide. This position is based in the School of Economics at the University of Sydney, within its Economics of Human Development research node). The research program of this node centres on human capability formation and encompasses a broad range of issues, among others the evaluation of the lifecycle economic benefits and penalties of early childhood interventions and adverse childhood experiences, respectively.

About you

As the successful candidate, you will work closely with colleagues in the Economics of Human Development research node and partners within the Centre to provide leadership and foster excellence in research, and further the goals of the Centre. You will be an accomplished researcher with an established track record in publications in lifecycle modelling or microsimulation modelling and in one or more of the following fields: cost-effectiveness analysis, family economics; health economics; labour economics; education economics; and program evaluation.

You will have:

  • Completed, or about to complete, a PhD in Economics
  • Evidence of the ability to conduct independent economic 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
  • A strong interest in the research programs of the Centre.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, The University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australias first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across 9 campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 47,000 students. We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us. The University of Sydney encourages part-time and flexible working arrangements, which will be considered for this role.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 11.30pm, 31 January 2018 

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

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