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Applied Economist or Quantitative Social Scientist

Apply now Job no: 528092
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic

Classification: Level B

Classification: Academic Level B or C
Salary package: $98,009 to $111,365 (Level B) or $118,044 to $131,402 (Level C) plus 17% Superannuation
Terms: Full time, Fixed Term contract (3 years)
  • Opportunity to work with policy agencies on high impact experimental and quasi-experimental evaluations
  • Support for publication of Working Papers and in high impact academic journals
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary social science research centre

Position overview

In partnership with the Crawford School of Public Policy, the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods is developing a Policy Experiments Lab (PELab) - 

This resource will bring together evaluation experts from across the ANU to work on quantitative evaluations with an experimental or quasi-experimental design. To support this development, the ANU is seeking an early or mid-career researcher who is interested in building a career working with the public sector to help design, evaluate, and publish policy-relevant trials in the social sciences.   

The successful applicant will have very strong econometric or statistical skills, and be experienced working with administrative and/or survey datasets. There will be a heavy focus on publishing in leading academic journals, as well as having direct policy impact.

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is one of seven Colleges at ANU. The College, which is structured into two main research schools, offers degrees in more than 20 discipline areas and excels in research across the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The College has a substantial international research presence and is a major source of national policy advice. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research, and 57 are members of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, or both. We also host 13 Australian Research Council Future Fellows and three ARC Laureates. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 270 lectures, concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than 60 nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.

For further information please contact A/Prof Nicholas Biddle T: 0466 841 595 E: 

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria, relevant to the level you are applying for
  • 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.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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