Post Doctoral Research Fellow

at University of Melbourne

The Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research at the University of Melbourne seeks enthusiastic, motivated economists with research expertise in applied (empirical) economic and social research.

There are up to 3 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow positions available for candidates with expertise in applied microeconomics with a specialisation of health economics or family economics. The successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate strong applied (empirical) econometric skills. The positions are research-only and are fixed term only (three years) and the successful candidate will be expected to work on research projects as directed by his/her supervisor.

The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow positions suit applicants who are about to complete their PhD or have recently completed their PhD. Candidates should possess strong applied econometric skills (especially as applied to the analysis of longitudinal survey data and cross-section and panel administrative data, and/or working on field experiments) with evidence of or the potential to publish in leading general and field-specific economics journals. Applicants should also have a genuine interest in engaging in policy-relevant research and in disseminating this research to a broad range of audiences.

All staff members are expected to work on directed and independent research projects that lead to high quality peer-reviewed research publications and that influence policy and practice by government and industry.

Please do not apply via the University website. Applications should be submitted online through the Econ Job Market website -

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