Post-doctoral researcher, position in economics at the UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE


Location: Parcville

Role type: Full time; 3 year CDD

Faculty: Faculty of Commerce and Economics

Department/School: Department of Economics

Salary: Level B – $110,236 – $130,900 per year plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and honor the traditional owners of the lands on which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples, the Yorta Yorta nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung people. We recognize that the land on which we meet and learn was the site of centuries-old ceremonies, celebration, initiation and renewal, and that local Indigenous peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the lives of these lands.

About the Department of Economics

The Department of Economics is a leading department in Australia with a strong postgraduate program and an outstanding group of economists and econometricians, all of whom have high research profiles. The department is one of the largest departments in the Faculty of Business and Economics. The Department is active in research and conducts teaching and research in the fields of economics, econometrics and actuarial studies. The Department provides high quality education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and undertakes high quality research. The Department actively contributes to the community and maintains close ties with the business and government sectors.

About the role

Working in collaboration with a team of leading academics, researchers and students, the postdoctoral researcher will conduct research in support of an NIH project on “Risk and Resilience: Assessing the Multigenerational Effect of a psychosocial intervention on maternal depression against COVID-19 related stressors” while developing their own research careers. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to contribute to the overall research environment of the Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne. Applications are sought from individuals with backgrounds and interests in applied microeconomics, health economics, development economics, mental health, and child development.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with project directors to conduct the research outlined in the grant
  • Present research at national and international conferences
  • Perform administrative functions primarily related to the research project

About you

You are an experienced researcher with knowledge and experience of using Stata or R for empirical analysis, along with excellent data analysis, problem solving and accurate record keeping skills to go along with this. Your strong planning and organizational skills allow you to undertake concurrent tasks independently with minimal supervision, ensuring that all work is completed within set deadlines. Exceptional interpersonal skills will enable you to establish and maintain working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment in a courteous and efficient manner. Ideally, you are able to write academic articles for economics and health journals, and have a track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals relevant to your experience and opportunities.

You will also have:

  • Completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent advanced research degree in economics or a related field at the start of the appointment
  • A high level of self-motivation and initiative, an ability to provide creative solutions to problems, and an ability to be flexible in response to changing work priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with technical and non-technical audiences, including presenting research results at conferences, internal forums and manuscript submissions

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the best universities in the world. We are proud of our staff, our commitment to excellence in research and teaching, and our global engagement.

Benefits of working with us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and meet challenges, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our employees enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible work arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leaves
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary package and leave loading
  • Free and subsidized health and wellness services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services, including Myki and Qantas Club cards
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those who identify as LGBTQIA+, women, people of all ages, people with disabilities, and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our goal is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join us!

Apply now: You are welcome not submit nominations through this website.

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Closing of applications: January 3, 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Job description: 0057589_Postdoctoral researcher_PD.pdf


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