Job Opportunities

Looking for a job in Economics? Wanting to get experience in your field of study?

The Research School fo Economics will be listing a number of job opportunities for our students to apply for in a range of Departments and Industries. Find out what jobs you can apply for below!

ODI Fellowship Scheme 2019 - 2021

The Scheme places young and highly motivated economists and statisticians in public sector posts in developing country governments on two-year contracts. Applicants can apply for either Economics and/or Statistics streams provided they are suitably qualified.

Applications close 2nd December 2018.

Find out more about this job opportunity here.

Australian National University

University Performance Cadetship - ANU Officer 3

Canberra / ACT - ANU Officer 3

The Cadetship is a three-year, fixed term appointment with the University and is open to students who are studying at the Australian National University (ANU)

Applications close 2nd December 2018.

Find out more about this job opportunity here.

The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Fellowship Applications

The NBER coordinates pre- and post-doctoral fellowship programs supported by several federal and foundation funders. Fellowships are available for graduate students working on dissertations on the economics of aging, energy economics, health economics, and on topics related to an aging workforce, disability, and retirement security. Post-doctoral fellowships are available for post-Ph.D. researchers, including junior faculty members who could combine other sources of support with an NBER fellowship, in the fields of aging workforce and of aging more generally, digitization, disability, entrepreneurship, fiscal policy, health economics, household finance, and retirement security.

Applications close 9th December 2019.

Find out more about this job opportunity here.


Research Officers in Economics and Science

ABARES is currently seeking to recruit economists and scientists at the APS 5 level to conduct research into the agriculture, fisheries, forestry, food and natural resource sectors to inform policy development and natural resource management strategies.

Applications close on 9 December 2018.

To find out more or to apply for these positions.

The contact for these positions is Tim Goesch (02) 6272 2009.

The Brattle Group

Research Analyst (RA)


We are looking for intellectually curious team players with strong quantitative skills to join our tightly knit, ambitious, and growing Sydney office. From day one as a Research Analyst (RA) at Brattle, you will participate in project teams with senior consulting staff and leading industry experts, analysing complex matters such as asset valuation, energy market design, transfer pricing and tax controversies, securities litigation, and infrastructure access disputes.

Applications close 20th December 2018.

Find out more about this job opportunity here.

University of Melbourne

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research at the University of Melbourne seeks enthusiastic, motivated economists with research expertise in applied (empirical) economic and social research. There are between one and six postdoctoral positions available for candidates with expertise in applied microeconomics or applied macroeconomics. 

Applications will be accepted until 1 January 2019. However we encourage you to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed and considered starting 1 November 2018.

Find out more about this job opportunity here.

Breakthrough Generation Fellowship

Breakthrough Generation is an initiative in the Breakthrough Institute’s research program, founded in 2008 to foster the development of a new generation of thinkers and writers capable of finding pragmatic new solutions to today’s greatest challenges in the areas of energy, economy, and environment.

Apply by 12th February 2019. Find out more about this opportunity here.

Opportunity Insights Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

Full-Time Research Assistant Positions

Brown and Harvard Universities

We are looking to hire several full-time pre-doctoral fellows for the academic year 2019-20 to work with our research group, Opportunity Insights (previously the Equality of Opportunity Project). The mission of the project is to develop scalable policy solutions that will empower families throughout the United States to rise out of poverty and achieve better life outcomes.

Applicants should be completing (or have completed) a Bachelors or Master’s degree and have strong quantitative and programming skills.

All applications received before February 28, 2019 will be considered for the second round. Find out more about this opportunity here.

The Brattle Group

Research Analyst Intern - Summer 2019

Location: Multiple Offices

This internship role will provide you with the opportunity to apply the economic concepts you're learning in the classroom in a professional services setting. It will also help you to improve your research and data analysis skills as well as learn to manage and prioritize tasks. You will work side by side with internationally recognized experts in financial economics, corporate finance, energy, competition, and regulatory economics.

Find out more about this job opportunity here.

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