Career Opportunities

Research Fellow

Academic | Perth, Western Australia | Full Time

  • 3-year fixed term, full-time contract
  • $114,307 – $135,408 (ALB)
  • Plus 17% Superannuation

Job Reference: 1220439

Are you an exceptional researcher that wants to make a difference?

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) is offering a unique opportunity to join WA’s premier economic and social research centre and contribute to the delivery of high quality, accessible research that makes a genuine difference to people’s lives.
As a Research Fellow your position will contribute to BCEC’s research program. This is an exciting opportunity for you to conduct nationally competitive research, both independently and as part of a research team, and influence public policy discourse.

You will also be providing a significant contribution to the Centre by fostering and promoting engagements and relationships with professional bodies, industry and affiliated associations, government departments, and the wider community. BCEC provides a supportive working environment with passionate team members and is committed to the development and wellbeing of its team. Our work environment is flexible, challenging, and collegial.

About us
BCEC is an independent economic and social research organisation located within the Curtin Business School with a core mission to examine the key economic and social policy issues that contribute to the wellbeing of businesses, households and communities in West Australia and across the country.

The Centre’s research and engagement activities are designed to influence economic and social policy debates in state and Federal Parliament, regional and national media, and the wider Australian community. Through high quality, evidence-based research and analysis, our research informs key decision makers and stakeholders of the economic challenges to achieving sustainable and equitable growth and prosperity both in Western Australia and nationally.

Join us!
Your application should include a cover letter, your CV and separate document addressing the selection criteria (noted below) to allow us to assess your suitability for this role. Candidates for this position should have:

  • A passion for research that makes a difference and influencing public policy discourse.
  • A doctoral qualification in economics, finance, public policy, social sciences, or other fields relevant to BCEC’s research program or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated expertise in data analytics and econometrics methods and their application to real-world economic and social issues.
  • Expertise in contributing to funded research projects and the preparation of research reports on contemporary public policy issues.
  • A commitment to enhance the Centre’s reputation for scholarship through the publication of high-quality research in reputable, peer-reviewed academic journals.
  • The ability to communicate research findings to audiences within and outside academia, with writing skills that engage effectively with stakeholders from government, industry and the community sector to grow the Centre’s reputation and profile.


To view a copy of the generic Academic Role Statement, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser.

You will require current work rights and/or Visa work rights in Australia that match the tenure of the role to be considered. Only in limited situations will visa sponsorship be considered.

Applications close: Friday 2nd of August 2024 

Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, undergo character, integrity, and reference checks.

If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1) or via email

Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.
If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1), quoting the reference number.
Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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