Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Economics

Sydney, Australia
19 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
22 May 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, 2 year fixed term (with the possibility of a further 1 year subject to funding and need), remuneration package: $120K - $143K p.a. (which includes base salary Academic Level B, leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation)

About the opportunity

The School of Economics at the University of Sydney is a partner in an Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence which will identify the pathways through which social and economic disadvantages are perpetuated over the life course, within communities, and across generations ( The newly-established Centre is comprised of an interdisciplinary team of renowned social scientists based at four Australian universities, NGOs, government departments, and eminent international research affiliates. This position is based in the School of Economics at the University of Sydney ( in the research program on human capability formation and encompasses a broad range of issues including child health and development; education; health; youths and risky behaviour; employment outcomes; and family formation.

About you

As the successful candidate, you will work closely with colleagues in the School of Economics and elsewhere 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 and applied policy work in one or more of the following fields: labour economics; social policy; health economics; applied microeconomics; the economics of education; family economics; labour economics; or behavioural economics.

You will have:

  • completed 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 Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 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.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

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CLOSING DATE:  11:30pm 22 May, 2018 (Sydney time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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