Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Advertiser: Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne
Field(s) of specialization: Labor; Demographic Economics - Health; Education; Welfare
Position type(s): Other academic
Location of job: 111 Barry Street (FBE Building), Carlton, Victoria, 3010, Australia
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Current search status: Search suspended/canceled
Posting end date: 1 Jan 2020
Ad text:

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 multiple 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.


The Melbourne Institute is a non-teaching academic department with approximately 50 academic researchers that is housed in the Faculty of Business and Economics. The Melbourne Institute has an outstanding and dynamic research environment, supported by access to high quality survey and administrative data, and with opportunities to run field experiments and engage in primary data collection. The Melbourne Institute is considered the pre-eminent institute in Australia for applied economics research. The Institute maintains a collegial and co-operative culture that expects academic excellence as well as policy-relevant research activities that may lead to better policies and practices.


The University of Melbourne is ranked number one in Australia and considered one of the top forty universities in the world. The city of Melbourne is consistently ranked by the Economist as one of the most liveable cities in the world.


The Melbourne Institute offers internationally competitive salaries and benefits and a stimulating work environment.


Location of the job: Melbourne Institute, Faculty of Business and Economics, 111 Barry Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3010, Australia

Application Process
The successful candidate(s) will be expected to start between January and August 2020 (subject to obtaining an appropriate visa to work within Australia).


All applications should include a cover letter explaining why the candidate is interested in working at the Melbourne Institute and the particular positions they are applying for, a C.V., a job-market paper, and three letters of reference.


Applications should be submitted online through the Econ Job Market website –

For further details and the position description (Job number - 0025834), please visit the University of Melbourne webpage at


Only applications made online via the EconJobMarket will be considered. Please do not apply via the University of Melbourne website.


Applications will be accepted until 1 January 2020.


However we encourage you to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed and considered starting 1 November 2019.


For more information on the Melbourne Institute, please visit

For all enquiries, please contact: Professor Roger Wilkins via email at


Featured postings All postings