Economic Modeller (Academic B or C) Centre of Policy Studies

at Victoria University

Economic Modeller (Academic Level B or C) Centre of Policy Studies

Academic B, $108,747- $129,135 per annum, Academic C, $133,216 - $153,605 per annum (inclusive of 17% employer superannuation contribution). This is a full time (36.75 hours per week) fixed term (1 year) appointment with the expectation of ongoing renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

  • Join a world-leading research institution
  • Work in a high performing and motivated team
  • Located at our City Flinders campus

About the Role

An opportunity exists for a highly motivated researcher with strong quantitative skills to join the economic modelling team at the Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS) at Victoria University. CoPS specialises in the development and application of large-scale computable general equilibrium (CGE) models. CoPS’ staff are the creators of a number of high profile CGE models, and the CGE modelling software package, GEMPACK, used in over 95 countries. Each year, CoPS undertakes contract research studies for private and public sector agencies around the world. Recent CoPS studies have covered a wide range of policy topics in such diverse areas as: tax, trade, macro policy, climate change, water policy, banking and finance, migration, major projects, microeconomic reform, transport, and labour markets. Working under the broad direction of the Director of CoPS and other senior CoPS staff, the researcher will be required to undertake research in the development, application and/or computation of large-scale economy-wide models.

About the Person

The position will appeal to a researcher who has a strong background in applied economics or a relevant quantitative background in applied mathematics or computer science, and who values the importance of detailed quantitative analysis in informing evidence-based decision making in economics. The position represents an excellent opportunity for a person with the necessary modelling skills to join and play a valued role in this highly regarded research centre. Familiarity with computable general equilibrium modelling is desirable, but we would also welcome inquiries from candidates with skills in either a related area of economy-wide modelling, such as DSGE or macro econometrics, areas of applied mathematics or computer science relevant to the solution of large-scale models, or large-scale economic modelling of urban, regional or transport systems.

Duties

Duties will include:

  • Undertaking economic research for diverse funding agencies, nationally and internationally
  • Undertaking development of large-scale economic models
  • Training others in the development and application of large scale economic models

Skills & Expertise

A full list of selection criteria is available in the Position Description

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Benefits

  • Salary sacrifice options
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements available
  • On-site gym and more!

How to apply

For a Position Description and to submit an application please visit our website www.vu.edu.au/jobs

**Applications must be submitted as a single document comprising;

  • A cover letter
  • Your CV
  • Your responses to the selection criteria listed in the Position Description**

Please note: Applications which do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.

How to Apply for this job

For a Position Description and to submit an application please visit our website www.vu.edu.au/jobs **Applications must be submitted as a single document comprising; * A cover letter * Your CV * Your responses to the selection criteria listed in the Position Description** Please note: Applications which do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.

Melbourne Victoria Australia
FULL_TIME
2019-08-23
2019-09-20

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