Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow

Academic B, $97,176 – $115,396, or Academic C, $119,040 - $137,259 plus 17% employer superannuation contribution.  This is a full time (36.75 hours per week) fixed term contract until 31 July 2022.

  • Join a leading research institution
  • Work in a high performing and motivated team
  • The position is located at our City Flinders Campus.

About the role

An opportunity exists for a highly motivated senior researcher with strong quantitative skills to join the economic modelling team at the Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS) at Victoria University. CoPS specialises in the development and application of large-scale computable general equilibrium (CGE) models. CoPS’ staff are the creators of a number of high profile CGE models, and the CGE modelling software package, GEMPACK, used in over 95 countries. Each year, CoPS undertakes contract research studies for private and public sector agencies around the world. Recent CoPS studies have covered a wide range of policy topics in such diverse areas as: tax, trade, macro policy, climate change, water policy, banking and finance, migration, major projects, microeconomic reform, transport, and labour markets. Working together with the Director of CoPS and other senior CoPS staff, the researcher will be required to undertake research in the development, application and/or computation of large-scale economy-wide models.

About the person

The position will appeal to a researcher who has a strong background in applied economics or a relevant quantitative background in applied mathematics or computer science, who values the importance of detailed quantitative analysis in informing evidence-based decision making in economics. The position represents an excellent opportunity for a person with the necessary modelling skills to join and play a senior role in this highly regarded research centre. The position requires a demonstrated strong record of research output in the form of publications, conference papers, reports, external engagements, and/or professional and/or technical contributions in the area of policy applications of large-scale economic models.


Duties you perform will include:

  • Undertaking economic research for diverse funding agencies, nationally and internationally
  • Undertaking development of large-scale economic models
  • Training others in the development and application of large scale economic models


  • Salary sacrifice options
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements available

How to apply

For a position description and to submit an application please visit our ‘Employment Vacancies’ website: www.vu.edu.au/jobs .

Applications must be submitted as ONE PDF document comprising:

  • A cover letter
  • Your curriculum vitae/resume, and
  • Your responses to the selection criteria listed in the position description.

Note: Applications which do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.

Applications close 4.00 pm Thursday 24 June 2021   


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