Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow
Advertiser: Research School of Economics, Australian National University
Field(s) of specialization: Experimental Economics - Behavioral Economics
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: 25A Kingsley Street, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 2601, Australia
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Current search status: Search suspended/canceled
Posting end date: 25 Nov 2019
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted at
Ad text:

The Research School of Economics (RSE) at the Australian National University (ANU) is a leading economic research and teaching institution at one of Australia’s premier universities. The RSE is seeking to appoint up to five world leading early career researchers. The positions are located within the John Mitchell Economics of Poverty Lab within the RSE.

The John Mitchell Economics of Poverty Lab, established by ANU College of Business & Economics alumnus John Mitchell, aims to have world-wide impact by increasing our understanding of poverty and generating policies to alleviate it. The Post-doctoral Fellows will work on a number of research projects as part of the lab, reporting to Research Lead and working alongside a team of academic research staff, research assistants and in collaboration with Distinguished Professor John List and his team at the University of Chicago.

Applications are invited for the positions of Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Fellow from highly qualified candidates with a PhD in economics, demonstrated expertise in behavioural Economics and experience with field experiments. Expressions of interest should be accompanied by at least three letters of recommendation. 

The advertised position is a full time, three-year fixed term research focused position offering a reduced and negotiable teaching load. The Research School of Economics has a number of positions available. The interviews will be conducted at the AEA/ASSA Meeting in San Diego on 3-5 January 2020.

Term: Full Time Fixed Term (Three Years)
Salary Range:
$73,309 - $113,165 AUD plus 17% superannuation

The Australian National University is located in Canberra, the capital city of Australia with about 400,000 inhabitants.  Canberra hosts a number of first-class museums, restaurants and cafes. Canberra is also one of the few capital cities where nature reserves and parkland are integral to the city plan.  Canberra has extensive walking and bike trails.

ANU provides generous remuneration, attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to the pension scheme (superannuation).

ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

General information about the Research School of Economics can be obtained at

Application Requirements 

· CV 
· Job Market Paper 
· Cover Letter detailing your motivation to apply to the RSE, John Mitchell Economics      of Poverty Lab. 
· Research Statement (optional)
· Teaching Evaluations (optional)
· 3 Letters of Reference 


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