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The Australian National University

QuantEcon Research Assistant in Computational Economics

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Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 5/6

Work Type: Fixed Term 12 Months (Contingent Funded)
Classification: ANU Officer Grade  5/6  
Salary package:  $68,704 - $81,030 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
  • Contribute to an exciting new open-source project building computing tools for research in economics
  • Work within a global team based at ANU and NYU
  • Opportunity to develop skills before heading to a PhD

Position overview

The QuantEcon Research Assistant in Computational Economics will be responsible for providing support in the development of the QuantEcon project ( The QuantEcon project consists of lectures and code libraries designed to teach quantitative skills and solve quantitative economic problems. The code libraries contain routines for optimization, control, simulation and estimation that are motivated by economic problems and written in Python and Julia. Candidates should have a long-term interest in pursuing economics related research and are looking to undertake a PhD.

College Overview

The ANU College of Business and Economics educates the next generation of business leaders, professional economists and academics. Our graduates have the knowledge and skills to lead organizations, design public policy, and research the big issues of business and economy. Located in the national capital, we engage deeply with the business and policy communities. Our academics lead public debate on the critical issues of our time through their research, which is both long term and strategic in focus. Our internationally diverse student body is evenly divided between undergraduate and postgraduate study, and we have a large doctoral program. Our alumni may be found in the world's leading companies, policy agencies and universities.

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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.
  • 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.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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