About the role
Per Capita, one of Australia’s leading progressive think tanks, is seeking an economist with strong quantitative analysis skills to join our team in Melbourne. The role will suit an early career researcher of any age, with qualifications in economics and at least three years’ experience working in research and analysis.
The role includes undertaking quantitative research on a range of economic policy issues, including social security, the tax and transfer system, housing, industrial relations, industry policy, the labour market and the future of work. Expertise in one or more areas is not required, but will be viewed favourably.
You will work closely with the Research and Policy Director and Per Capita’s team of research analysts, fellows and social innovation practitioners to develop research and policy papers that contribute to our mission to fight inequality in Australia.
You will be a creative and collaborative person, with a commitment to social justice and social democratic politics. You will possess excellent quantitative research and data analysis skills, an understanding of the Australian tax and transfer system, and the ability to work to often tight and competing deadlines.
Previous work experience within the government sector or labour movement will be highly regarded. Familiarity with STATA, and the various core economic and social research data sets, including but not limited to ABS and HILDA, is necessary.
First Nations people, people from CALD and low socio-economic backgrounds and women are encouraged to apply.
The position is based in Melbourne, and offered on a part-time basis, with hours negotiable. Flexible working conditions, including work-from-home days, staggered start and finish times, and time-in-lieu for work outside standard hours, are available. A competitive salary will be provided, along with professional development opportunities.
About the organisation
Per Capita is an independent, progressive think tank, dedicated to fighting inequality in Australia.
We work to build a new vision for Australia based on fairness, shared prosperity, community, and social justice.
How to apply
Applications not allowed for this job listing.
Please quote in application: Economist, Per Capita via Pro Bono Australia.