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Research Fellow

Curtin University - Perth, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
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Job Reference: 703883

About us

Are you an exceptional researcher that wants to make a difference?

Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) is an independent economic and social research organisation located within the Curtin Business School with a core mission to examine the key economic and social policy issues that contribute to the wellbeing of businesses, households and communities in West Australia and across the country.

BCEC is offering a unique opportunity to join WA’s premier economic and social research centre and contribute to the delivery of high quality, accessible research that makes a genuine difference to people’s lives.

The Centre’s research and engagement activities are designed to influence economic and social policy debates in state and Federal Parliament, regional and national media, and the wider Australian community. Through high quality, evidence-based research and analysis, our research informs key decision makers and stakeholders of the economic challenges to achieving sustainable and equitable growth and prosperity both in Western Australia and nationally.

The role

As a Research Fellow your position will contribute to BCEC’s research program. This is an exciting opportunity for you to conduct nationally competitive research, both independently and as part of a research team, and influence public policy discourse.

You will also be providing a significant contribution to the Centre by fostering and promoting engagements and relationships with professional bodies, industry and affiliated associations, government departments, and the wider community.

This is a full-time fixed term position. BCEC provides a supportive working environment with passionate team members and is committed to the development and wellbeing of its team. Our work environment is flexible, challenging and collegial.

Why choose Curtin?

  • Easily accessible location with great parking, bus station and end of trip facilities
  • Vibrant campus with an array of food trucks, coffee shops and restaurants
  • Curtin Business School joins the global elite with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation.
  • Curtin continues to be a leader in reconciliation in the Higher Education sector, being one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevate RAP - the highest level within Reconciliation Australia’s Workplace RAP Framework.
  • The University has recently been named as one of Australia’s Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 by the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA)
  • A major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai.

For further information on Curtin and all of our employee benefits visit https://about.curtin.edu.au/jobs/

We are looking for someone with…

  • A passion for research that makes a difference and influencing public policy discourse.
  • A doctoral qualification in economics, finance, public policy, social sciences or other fields relevant to BCEC’s research program or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to enhance Curtin’s research performance through the publication of high-quality research in reputable, peer-reviewed academic journals.
  • Demonstrated expertise in sophisticated economic modelling and programming applied to real-world economic and social issues. You will have strong econometrics knowledge and may also have experience in forecasting and/or spatial modelling.
  • The ability to write for a broad audience and engage effectively with stakeholders outside of academia, to grow the Centre’s reputation and profile.
  • Experience working with the public sector or in a consulting role.

Next steps

Please apply on-line with a cover letter and resume to enable us to assess your suitability for the role. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process please advise in your cover letter.

To view a copy of the role’s Position Description, please copy and paste the following link into your browser:


Applications close: Sunday 11 April 2021, 9:00PM AWST

Contact details

If you have a query in relation to the application process please contact our careers team on curtincareers@curtin.edu.au or call Tara Hallissey, Talent Acquisition Consultant on 08 9266 2563.

Inclusion and Diversity at Curtin

We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive environment, free from harassment, in which all students, staff and the community feel respected, valued and welcome.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable people with disability to participate fully in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes.

We have received recognition in this area:

  • Voted one of Australia’s Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 (Diversity Council of Australia).
  • Have become one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevated Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Achieved Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation (2018-2020).
  • Voted 16th best workplace for new dads in Australia (HBF - Direct Advice for Dads, 2019)


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.