Research Fellow in Economics

Randwick, Australia
20 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2018
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 position

  • $103,047 - $121,478 plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • 3 Years Fixed Term, 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 Research Fellow (Level B Academic) will perform research and collaborate with investigators on issues associated with consumer preferences for superannuation, pensions and other financial products for retirement. The research will involve the design and implementation of experimental surveys and associated econometric analysis, and empirical analysis of individual level member and customer data from superannuation funds and wealth management firms.

About the successful applicant

The successful applicant will hold a PhD in Economics, Econometrics or a related discipline, or be close to completion of a PhD. In addition, the successful candidate will have high level skills in data analysis, theory and modelling; expertise or a research interest in pension economics and finance; an excellent publication record in a relevant area, relative to opportunity; the ability to work both independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary research team; and excellent communication skills.

How to apply

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 Hazel Bateman, Chief Investigator and Project Leader


T: (61 2) 9385 3096

Applications close: 11.59 pm 31 January 2018