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.
Influence the policy debate by working on the big economic and social challenges facing Australia
Demonstrate leadership skills by managing a dynamic team of researchers
Develop your public profile by producing high-quality research papers and non-technical articles
Contribute to a positive and inclusive workplace culture and enjoy flexible working conditions
The e61 Institute is seeking a research manager with a background in applied micro data research. We are looking for someone that can manage a team of researchers and contribute to the delivery of key policy research programs that address Australia’s most pressing economic and social challenges.
e61 aims to bring together problem-solvers from academia, industry and government to produce high-quality and policy-relevant research. We combine innovative micro-level datasets with modern policy evaluation tools to answer important policy questions.
e61 is currently investigating a range of policy relevant research topics, including:
The effect of the COVID-19 income support policies on household labour supply and spending decisions
Productivity growth in Australia: before and after the pandemic
The state of competition and market power in Australia
e61 is based in Sydney and Canberra with a world-class research team and an eminent global network of academic fellows.
What this role offers you
At e61, you have the opportunity to:
Influence the policy debate by working on big economic and social challenges facing Australia using innovative household-level and firm-level datasets
Demonstrate leadership by managing a dynamic team of researchers
Develop research and communication skills by publishing and presenting high-quality research papers and non-technical articles
Build your research profile by publishing high-quality research papers and non-technical articles to influence Australia’s policy debate
Work closely with world-class researchers through the senior research fellow program and build networks with policymakers, academics and journalists
Work flexibly in an organisation that invests in a positive and inclusive workplace culture
This is an ideal career opportunity for an economist with 5+ years of experience with a background in applied microdata research.
An attractive remuneration package is available to secure the right candidate and e61 offers a range of career development opportunities. The e61 Institute is committed to flexible work and we will consider a range of options for the successful applicant.
What we are looking for
The ideal candidate should have:
Minimum five years’ work experience, including in applied microeconomic data research, in Australia or abroad. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in research areas such as: household finance, labour markets, health, productivity, education and/or disadvantage
Completed an honours degree (or equivalent) or above in economics, econometrics, data science or a related field. Postgraduate training is preferred but not essential, particularly if you have a proven research track record
Successful applicants will be expected to produce high-quality research, lead research teams and work with the leadership group to develop the e61 research program. This will require the successful candidate to:
Manage researchers, delegate effectively and provide constructive feedback
Produce high-quality economic research and provide advice to stakeholders
Communicate complex analysis in non-technical terms and produce clear recommendations
Develop the skills of staff and help to recruit and build the talent pool of applied micro data researchers in Australia
Promote a vibrant, collaborative, and inclusive workplace culture
Your application should include:
1-page cover letter outlining your motivation for applying and how your skills can improve the evidence base for public policy in Australia
Short resume (maximum of 2 pages)
A writing sample of: i) Non-technical writing for a non-academic audience; and ii) Academic or technical research.
Confirmation of your right to work in Australia
Please note we will provide a receipt of application notification by email but, due to the volume of applicants, will only contact you if you proceed to the formal interview process