• Influence the policy debate by working on the big economic and social challenges facing Australia
  • Demonstrate leadership skills by managing a dynamic team of researchers
  • Develop your public profile by producing high-quality research papers and non-technical articles
  • Contribute to a positive and inclusive workplace culture and enjoy flexible working conditions

The e61 Institute is seeking a research manager with a background in applied micro data research. We are looking for someone that can manage a team of researchers and contribute to the delivery of key policy research programs that address Australia’s most pressing economic and social challenges.

e61 aims to bring together problem-solvers from academia, industry and government to produce high-quality and policy-relevant research. We combine innovative micro-level datasets with modern policy evaluation tools to answer important policy questions.

e61 is currently investigating a range of policy relevant research topics, including:

  • The effect of the COVID-19 income support policies on household labour supply and spending decisions
  • Productivity growth in Australia: before and after the pandemic
  • The state of competition and market power in Australia

e61 is based in Sydney and Canberra with a world-class research team and an eminent global network of academic fellows.

What this role offers you

At e61, you have the opportunity to:

  • Influence the policy debate by working on big economic and social challenges facing Australia using innovative household-level and firm-level datasets
  • Demonstrate leadership by managing a dynamic team of researchers
  • Develop research and communication skills by publishing and presenting high-quality research papers and non-technical articles
  • Build your research profile by publishing high-quality research papers and non-technical articles to influence Australia’s policy debate
  • Work closely with world-class researchers through the senior research fellow program and build networks with policymakers, academics and journalists
  • Work flexibly in an organisation that invests in a positive and inclusive workplace culture

This is an ideal career opportunity for an economist with 5+ years of experience with a background in applied microdata research.

An attractive remuneration package is available to secure the right candidate and e61 offers a range of career development opportunities. The e61 Institute is committed to flexible work and we will consider a range of options for the successful applicant.

What we are looking for

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Minimum five years’ work experience, including in applied microeconomic data research, in Australia or abroad. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in research areas such as: household finance, labour markets, health, productivity, education and/or disadvantage
  • Completed an honours degree (or equivalent) or above in economics, econometrics, finance, data science or a related field. Postgraduate training is preferred but not essential, particularly if you have a proven research track record

Successful applicants will be expected to produce high-quality research, lead research teams and work with the leadership group to develop the e61 research program. This will require the successful candidate to:

  • Manage researchers, delegate effectively and provide constructive feedback
  • Produce high-quality economic research and provide advice to stakeholders
  • Communicate complex analysis in non-technical terms and produce clear recommendations
  • Develop the skills of staff and help to recruit and build the talent pool of applied micro data researchers in Australia
  • Promote a vibrant, collaborative, and inclusive workplace culture

Application process

Your application should include:

  • page cover letter outlining your motivation for applying and how your skills can improve the evidence base for public policy in Australia
  • Short resume (maximum of 2 pages)
  • University transcripts
  • A writing sample of: i) Non-technical writing for a non-academic audience; and ii) Academic or technical research.
  • Confirmation of your right to work in Australia
  • Please send your application to jobs@e61.in

Please note we will provide a receipt of application notification by email but, due to the volume of applicants, will only contact you if you proceed to the formal interview process.

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