Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Economics
Advertiser: Department of Economics, University of Melbourne
Field(s) of specialization: Development; Growth - Microeconomics - Health; Education; Welfare
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: 111 Barry street, FBE Building, Carlton, VIC, Australia
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 3 years
Letters of reference required: 3
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 3 Jan 2023
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting January, 2023.
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The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Department of Economics The Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne is a leading economics department in Australia with strong undergraduate and postgraduate programs and an outstanding group of researchers in the areas of economics, econometrics and actuarial studies. The US News and World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings place the University of Melbourne 56th in the world in the disciplines of Economics and Business. In the widely used Tilburg ranking of economics departments, the University of Melbourne is ranked 32nd.

The Department of Economics has 65 academic staff and is part of a larger community of economists at the university. Its staff actively participates in the global economics research community through publications and editorial service in top journals of the profession, presentations at international conferences, and participation in the leading professional associations in economics.

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About the Role The position is teaching and research-only and classified as Level B Research Fellow, (equivalent to a tenure track Assistant Professor position in North America). The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will conduct research in support of an NIH Project on “Risk and resilience: Evaluating the multigenerational effect of a psychosocial maternal depression intervention against COVID-19-related stressors” along with developing their own research career. The position is being offered on a 3 years Fixed Term Contract.

About You The Research Fellow position suits applicants who are about to complete their PhD or have recently completed their PhD. Candidates with research specialisation in applied microeconomics, health economics, development economics, mental health and child development with a potential to publish in leading general and field-specific economics journals will be highly regarded. Applicants should also have a genuine interest in engaging in policy-relevant research and in disseminating this research to a broad range of audiences.

About the University 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.

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • 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 that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Application Process
The successful candidate(s) will be expected to start in the first half of 2023 (subject to obtaining an appropriate visa to work within Australia, if required).

All applications should include a cover letter explaining why the candidate is interested in working at the University of Melbourne, a C.V., a job-market paper, and three letters of reference.

For further details and the position description (search Job number- 0057589) , please visit the University of Melbourne webpage at:

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