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Research economists

e61

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Highlights

  • Undertake research into the big economic and social challenges facing Australia using innovative household-level and firm-level datasets
  • Build your research profile through high-quality working papers, journal articles, research notes and opinion editorials
  • Work closely with world-class researchers through the senior research fellow program and build networks with policymakers, academics, and journalists
  • Enjoy flexible working conditions in an organisation that prioritises and invests in a great workplace culture

The e61 Institute is seeking dynamic economists to shed light on the most important economic and social challenges facing Australia.

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

e61 is currently investigating a range of policy-relevant research topics, including:

· The effect of changes in income support policies on household labour supply and spending decisions

· The potential effect of structural reforms on firm-level productivity and economic dynamism

· The state of competition and market power in Australia

Our research agenda is expected to expand to cover research areas such as: climate change and sustainability, housing affordability and inequality in Australia.

What this role offers you

At e61, we work on interesting projects with great people. Working here is an opportunity to:

  • Work on the big economic and social challenges facing Australia using innovative household-level and firm-level datasets
  • Build your academic profile by publishing high-quality research papers, journal articles, research notes and opinion editorials 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 prioritises and invests in a great workplace culture

This is an ideal career opportunity for an economist with 2+ years of experience looking to apply their research skills to large-scale micro data sets to influence the policy debate. The role is open to those with finance, econometrics and data science backgrounds.

An attractive remuneration package is available to secure the right candidate and the Institute 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 two years’ work experience in public policy, industry, or academia.
  • Completed an honours degree (or equivalent) in economics, econometrics or finance (or related fields)

Applicants that combine a bachelor’s degree with more extensive work experience – especially in a data-driven role – will also be considered.

We are particularly interested in candidates that possess experience in applied microdata research. This typically implies an ability to use a programming language such as STATA or R. Experience in other programming languages (e.g. Matlab, Julia, C, Python) is advantageous but not essential.

Strong communication skills are essential. Successful applicants will be expected to share research findings via working papers and non-technical briefs including through opinion editorials, presentations and media interviews.

Application process

Your initial 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)
  • University transcripts
  • Two writing samples of: i) Published academic or technical research; and ii) Non-technical writing for a non-academic audience.

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.


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