Research Fellow, Department of Economics

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    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    10/05/2022 00:00 - Europe/London
    Australia › Melbourne


Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time/Fixed-term for 3 years
Faculty: Faculty of Business and Economics
Department/School: Department of Economics
Salary: Level B – $107,547 – $127,707 p.a. plus 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About the Department of Economics

The Department is research active and performs teaching and research in the areas of economics, econometrics and actuarial studies. It provides high quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and undertakes high quality research. The Department actively contributes to the community and maintains strong ties to business and government sectors.

About the Role

The Research Fellow will be expected to manage the Experimental Economics Laboratory, conduct their own independent research and teach one subject a year in experimental/behavioural economics. For the management of the Experimental Economics Laboratory, the duties include programming experimental games and surveys, advising researchers on relevant programming choices.

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Support the academic staff at the Department of Economics in the conduct of experiments in the Experimental Economics Laboratory
  • Help program experimental games and surveys using software applications designed for interface and game programming (e.g., Z-Tree, o-tree, Qualtrics)
  • Instruct and guide student researchers (Honours and Master’s levels) in the programming of their experiments.

About You

You are a confident communicator with an ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and work collaboratively with a research team. You are highly organised with exceptional time management skills and are a strong team player who shows initiative to working within a large department.

Ideally, you will further have:

  • A PhD (or near completion) in economics.
  • A track record of quality research in the discipline commensurate with opportunity.
  • Knowledge of and experience in programming with at least one programming language (e.g., C, C++, Java, Python).
  • A current and valid Working with Children Check.

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 and 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

To find out more, please visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

Be Yourself

At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities or culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au.

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications with current valid working rights in Australia and candidates who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

Position description: 0033856_Research Fellow_Economics PD.doc

Applications close: 10 MAY 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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