Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Economics University of Sydney

•     Join a collaborative and supportive network of internationally renowned academics
•     Develop your academic career in one of Australia’s top economics schools
•     Full-time, fixed term for 2 years. Remuneration package $114k -$135K p.a. (which includes base salary Level B, leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation)
The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students.
The School of Economics at the University of Sydney is a partner in an Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence which will identify the pathways through which social and economic disadvantages are perpetuated over the life course, within communities, and across generations ( The newly-established Centre is comprised of an interdisciplinary team of renowned social scientists based at four Australian universities, NGOs, government departments, and eminent international research affiliates. This position is based in the School of Economics at the University of Sydney ( in the research program on human capability formation and encompasses a broad range of issues including child health and development; education; health; youths and risky behaviour; employment outcomes; and family formation.
As the successful candidate, you will work closely with colleagues in the School of Economics and elsewhere within the Centre to provide leadership and foster excellence in research, and further the goals of the Centre. You will be an accomplished researcher with an established track record in publications and applied policy work in one or more of the following fields: labour economics; social policy; health economics; applied microeconomics; the economics of education; family economics; labour economics; or behavioural economics.
You will have:
•     completed a PhD in Economics
•     evidence of the ability to conduct independent economic research and assume responsibility for the development and completion of research papers
•     demonstrated ability to work as part of a research team, and work with other members of staff to meet the aims and deadlines of a project
•     a track record in research and writing and the potential to develop further research expertise through various projects
•     a strong interest in the research programs of the Centre.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit search by the reference number for more information and to apply.
CLOSING DATE: 11.30pm 3 August 2016 (Sydney time)