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Digital Economist

CSIRO - Brisbane City, QLD

Biotech, R&D, Science
Source: uWorkin


  • Address research questions of national importance to Australia
  • Provide researchers with new approaches to technological problems
  • Join CSIRO’s Data61 - ‘Australia’s innovation catalyst’

As a Digital Economist with CSIRO's Data61, you will have the opportunity to contribute to an exciting range of research projects through our Analytics & Decision Sciences program. Through collaboration with scientists from a range of disciplines, you will address research questions of national importance to Australia. Key research areas include:

  • The economics of digital technology and its impact on employment
  • Economic aspects of data and data sharing
  • Market design
  • Human decision-making

In this role you will:

  • Design, develop and adapt experimental methods and systems.
  • Undertake statistical analysis, economic modelling, literature reviews, paper and report writing.
  • Develop novel techniques to produce enhanced results, providing researchers with new or improved approaches to research or technological problems.
  • Initiate and maintain collaborative relationships to address research questions of national importance to Australia.
  • Participate in project scoping and planning, making significant contributions to the research or technological direction.
  • Have a significant role in communicating research or technological results in internal and external forums.

Location: Brisbane, QLD or Canberra, ACT

Salary: AU$98k - AU$106k per annum, plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Indefinite

Residency: Australian or New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents

Reference: 73677

To be considered you will hold a master’s degree in a relevant area, or have equivalent relevant work experience in economics:

  • Ability in big data analysis and econometric modelling using R (or similar).
  • Experience using python (or similar) to code novel economic simulations, including agent-based models.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary research team and carry out research projects autonomously.
  • A track record of novel applied economic research related to Australia’s digital economy
  • A current ‘C’ class Australian driver’s licence (or equivalent).

To see all the criteria required for success in this role, click on the ‘Position Details’ link below.

Position Details


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Clearance or equivalent.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance

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How to Apply

To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your motivations for applying and your suitability for the role, paying particular attention to the requirements outlined in the Position Details.

Applications Close

Thursday 27 May, 2021 (11pm AEST)

We reserve the right to withdraw this ad prior to the closing date.