Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

The e61 Institute is passionate about developing Australia’s talent pool in the field of economics and econometrics. We welcome applications from candidates that are intellectually curious and have an outstanding track record, who want to develop their research skills while working on the most interesting economic challenges in the private and public sectors.

  • Produce high-quality and policy-relevant economic research using micro-level data
  • Work closely with world-class researchers
  • Demonstrate leadership by advising a dynamic team of researchers
  • Flexible working conditions

The e61 Institute is Australia’s leading data-driven economic research institute. Based in Sydney with a world-class research team and an eminent global network of academic fellows. e61 brings together problem-solvers from academia, industry, and government to produce high-quality research. e61 combines innovative data with state-of-the-art tools from economics and data science to answer important economic policy questions.

In partnership with the Macquarie University Business School (MQBS), the e61 Institute is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to work within a team of applied micro data researchers. We are looking for someone with a background in applied microeconomics to oversee the delivery of key policy research programs and provide insights into some of Australia’s most important economic challenges.

At e61 you will work with some of Australia’s leading economists, including our network of senior academic fellows. You will also gain exclusive access to unique micro-level data, including banking transactions records and matched employer-employee data.

Sydney is a major city in Australia, that enjoys great climate, beaches, parks, and other lifestyle opportunities. e61 Institute is based in the central Sydney district, easily accessible by an extensive public transport network. We offer flexible working arrangements and a great team culture which has a strong focus on learning and development and state of the art research methods.

e61 is currently undertaking research on topics such as:

  • The micro-level drivers of the productivity slowdown and the potential implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for firm-level productivity

  • The effects of the COVID-19 income support policies, such as JobSeeker, on household labour supply and spending decisions

  • The effects of changes in interest rates on household spending, saving and financial stress

What this role offers you

This is an ideal career opportunity for recently completed PhD candidates in economics who are looking to undertake high-quality applied economic research, that simultaneously pushes the frontier of academic enquiry and influences government policy in Australia.

An attractive remuneration package is available to secure the right candidate and e61 and the MQBS offer a range of career development opportunities. The e61 Institute and MQBS are committed to flexible work, and we will consider a range of options for the successful applicant.

Successful applicants will be expected to produce high-quality research, advise research teams and work with the leadership group to develop the e61 research program. This will require the successful candidate to:

  • Produce high-quality economic research

  • Communicate complex analysis in non-technical terms

  • Produce clear recommendations for stakeholders 

  • Advise other researchers and provide constructive feedback

  • Promote a vibrant, collaborative, and inclusive workplace culture

Application process

Applications will be processed through EconJobMarket:

Submission materials required:

  • Cover letter

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Job market paper

  • Video presentation of job market paper (optional)

  • Additional paper (optional)

  • Other material (in one file) (optional)

  • Additional paper (optional)

  • Letters of reference: 3

Interviews for shortlist candidates will commence in December 2022.

Any offer of employment is subject to the eligibility to work in Australia. The e61 Institute will support the visa application for relevant candidates as needed.