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Postdoctoral Research Fellow In Economics Of Disadvantage

Private Company - Darlington, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
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  • Opportunity to apply and refine your expertise in applied microeconomics to contribute to the University's standing as an international leader in the discipline
  • Located at Camperdown/ Darlington Campus
  • Full time fixed term 2 years offering Academic Level B, a base salary of $108K-$128K p.a., plus leave loading and generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity 

This position is based in the School of Economics within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney (http://sydney.edu.au/arts/economics/). The position is part of a new Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant exploring the causes, pathways and consequences of intergenerational disadvantage. In partnership with the Australian Government’s Department of Social Services, the project will identify the causal link between parents’ and children’s social assistance dependence, the pathways through which young people overcome disadvantage, and the role of family structure in transmitting disadvantage.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Economics of Disadvantage who possesses:

  • a completed or near completion (within 3 months) PhD in Economics or a related discipline
  • a strong research interest in applied microeconomics generally, and inequality and social mobility in particular
  • demonstrated ability in micro-econometric analysis of large-scale survey and administrative data
  • the ability to conduct independent economic research and assume responsibility for the development and completion of research papers
  • demonstrated ability to work as part of a research team, and work with other members of staff to meet the aims and deadlines of a project
  • a track record in research and writing and the potential to develop further research expertise through various projects


Please address the below Selection Criteria in your Cover Letter:

Please explain how your research agenda is aligned with the project’s goal of understanding the causal pathways of the intergenerational transmission of disadvantage.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit https://usyd.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/USYD_EXTERNAL_CAREER_SITE and search by the job requisition number 0079567 to apply.

Visa sponsorship is available for this position for candidates who are currently located within Australia. For candidates currently located outside of Australia visa sponsorship is contingent on Australian borders opening.

Closing Date: 11:30pm, 16 May 2021

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Darlington, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training


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