The position exists within the Research School of Economics, ANU College of Business & Economics. The Postdoctoral Fellow contributes to and undertakes research activities for the ARC Project grant "Lifetime Approach to Measuring Inequality in Living Standards in Australia" for which Associate Professor Chung Tran is Chief Investigator (CI).
Under the direction of Associate Professor Chung Tran, the Postdoctoral Fellow’s duties may include, but are not limited to: the conduct of research in the area of macroeconomics and public finance using micro data and macroeconomic models under limited supervision with a view to publishing original and innovative findings in refereed academic journals; involvement in professional activities including, subject to availability of funds, attendance at conferences and seminars in the field of expertise; development of some research-related material for teaching or other purposes with appropriate guidance from other staff; occasional contributions to teaching in relation to his/her research project(s); some administrative functions primarily connected with the area of research of the academic; attendance at meetings associated with research or the work of the organisational unit to which the research is connected and/or at departmental and/or faculty meetings and/or membership of a limited number of committees; advice within the field of the staff member's research to postgraduate students; adhere to and model the CBE Values and Behaviours of Excellence, Robustness, Respect, Collegiality and Unity and other duties as allocated by the supervisor consistent with the classification of the position. A Level A Academic shall work with support, guidance and/or direction from staff classified at Level B and above and with an increasing degree of autonomy as the research academic gains in skill and experience. A Level A Academic will normally have completed a PhD in the relevant discipline and/or have equivalent qualifications and/or research experience. Research experience may have contributed to or resulted in publications, conference papers, reports or professional or technical contributions that give evidence of research potential.
SELECTION CRITERIA: 1. A PhD in Economics, or have submitted PhD thesis in Economics. 2. A strong research record in the field of macroeconomics and public finance as evidenced by publications in quality academic journals or job market papers. 3. Familiarity with large-scale, dynamic general equilibrium, overlapping generations (OLG) models and associated coding. 4. Evidence of an ability to work with administrative record and household survey data. 5. Excellent computing and data analysis skills with expertise in MATLAB, FORTRAN, STATA and R. 6. Excellent oral and written skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate and interact effectively with a variety of staff and students in an academic environment and to foster respectful and productive working relationships with staff, students and colleagues at all levels. 7. A demonstrated high-level understanding of equal opportunity principles and a commitment to the application of these policies in a University context. 8. The successful applicant must have current Australian work rights and be able to commence by the June 2021.
Classification: Academic Level A Salary package: $73,309 - $92,015 + 17% Superannuation and PhD Loading Terms: Part-time, fixed term (24 months)
Canberra ACT In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents: - A statement addressing the selection criteria. - A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form. - Other documents, if required." Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position. For more information please contact: Associate Professor Chung Tran, Research School of Economics E: [email protected] Applications close: 12 May 2021 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time