QuantEcon (ANU) PreDoc Position for 2020

4 Nov 2019

The QuantEcon Early Career Researcher in Computational Economics will support development of the QuantEcon project and the Principal Investigator.  The project is a benchmark for high quality open source code for the economic sciences and supports quantitative economic analysis in all branches of the discipline. The QuantEcon project is coordinated by researchers at New York University and Australian National University. The position is located at The Australian National University, College of Business and Economics, Research School of Economics. Candidates should have a long-term interest in pursuing economics related research and are looking to undertake a PhD.


Under the broad direction of Principal Investigator the Early Career Researcher will:

  1. Assist in the development of lectures at http://lectures.quantecon.org/
  2. Assist in development of QuantEcon code libraries
  3. Provide day to day assistance to QuantEcon team members
  4. Outreach to community including possible travel in support of QuantEcon workshops
  5. Participation and assistance of lectures, forums and cloud related infrastructure
  6. Comply with all ANU policies and procedures, and in particular those relating to work health and safety and equal opportunity

Selection Criteria

  1. A degree in computer science, economics or closely related field
  2. Ability to use Unix / Linux / OS X
  3. Knowledge of Python
  4. Awareness of Open Source development tools.
  5. Some knowledge of web development (CSS,HTML) LaTeX and/or Julia programs
  6. Ability to engage in collaborative project activities, and working as part of a team
  7. Excellent communication skills.
  8. Must have Australian work rights.
  9. A demonstrated understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a university context

This position is a 1 Year fixed term contract.

Application Process:

Applications can be submitted to ANU Recruit. This page will be updated with a submission link once applications are open. If you are interested in this position please email your CV to QuantEcon as an expression of interest.

Applications Close: 12th January 2020

Please contact John Stachurski for more information.

Published by: QuantEcon

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