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Postdoctoral Research Fellow - SoDa Labs


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Postdoctoral Research Fellow - SoDa Labs

Job No.: 659810

Location: Caulfield campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 2-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $111,603 - $132,529 pa Level B (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Amplify your impact at a world top 50 University
  • Join our inclusive, collaborative community
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas - and the people who discover them
  • At Monash, work feels different. There's a sense of belonging, from contributing to something groundbreaking – a place where great things happen.

    We value difference and diversity, and welcome and celebrate everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. That's why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

    Together with our commitment to academic freedom, you will have access to quality research facilities, infrastructure, world class teaching spaces, and international collaboration opportunities.

    Learn more about Monash.

    The Opportunity

    The Monash Business School is structured into seven discipline-based departments (Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Law and Taxation, Econometrics and Business Statistics, Economics and Management and Marketing) along with the specialist Leadership and Executive Education unit and several interdisciplinary research centres and labs focused on areas such as behavioural economics, development economics, employment and work, finance, global business, and retail studies. To learn more about the Monash Business School, please visit our website.

    Impact Labs is a new organisational unit within the Monash Business School comprising several dynamic interdisciplinary research labs that leverage research synergies across the Business School and the wider University for collaborative and impactful research with external partners.

    Founded in 2018, SoDa Laboratories was Monash Business School's first Impact Lab. SoDa Labs exists to discover social science insights from alternative data. SoDa Labs couples a large appetite for rapidly emerging sources of new data with a pan-empirical toolset that ranges from causal empirical methodologies to the latest data science and machine learning approaches. Research outputs from the lab are published in high quality outlets across both empirical social science (Economics, Econometrics) and machine learning (applied and core conferences and journals). SoDa Labs is also home to the Monash IP Observatory and an expanding range of empirical and AI based applications including Forum Brain AI, SETU Explorer, and the Feedback Distillery. As such, SoDa Labs makes a significant contribution to Monash University's Impact 2030 strategic research goals, particularly in relation to the global challenge of geopolitical security. To learn more, please visit our website: www.

    Embark on a journey of groundbreaking research as a Research Fellow. Engage in independent and collaborative research within your appointed field, amplifying your expertise in areas such as internet-as-data, text-as-data, and infrastructure development projects, working closely with SoDa Labs researchers.

    In this dynamic role, autonomy is key, empowering you to take initiative in executing impactful work. Conduct independent research with the potential for future grants and scholarly publications, shaping the research landscape in a vibrant and innovative environment.

    Join our research community, where your commitment to excellence will contribute to a culture of innovation and discovery. If you're passionate about pushing the boundaries of research and contributing to a vibrant academic community, seize this opportunity to elevate your career. Apply now and be part of an exciting journey of exploration and innovation!

    Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

    Join the pursuit of our purpose to build a better future for ourselves and our communities –#ChangeIt with us.

    Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments. This includes supporting parents.

    Your employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of all pre- employment and/or background checks required for the role, as determined by the University.

    For instructions on how to apply, please refer to 'How to apply for Monash Jobs'.


    Professor Paul Raschky, Director Monash SoDa Labs, +61 3 9903 4515

    Position Description

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow - SoDa Labs

    Closing Date

    Monday 11 March 2024, 11:55pm AEDT

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    Job details


    Postdoctoral Research Fellow - SoDa Labs


    Monash University




    February 12, 2024

    Application deadline

    March 11, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Social Science

    About the employer

    Monash University 

    Monash University Is the largest university in Australia, ranked in the world's top 100 and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight.  We're named after Sir John Monash, and fuelled by his desire for our students to leave here with a greater sense of purpose, and the skills and confidence to create positive change. 

    In under 60 years, we've grown from a single campus into an education and research powerhouse with a presence on four continents, committed to the challenges of the age.

    Our work is making an impact all over the world, from bringing clean water to villages in Africa to creating new life-saving medicines.

    An international experience

    With four Australian campuses, one in Malaysia and over 100 international partners, we're making a difference on a global scale.  You'll have access to more research collaborations, more global partnerships, and a greater choice of overseas opportunities.  

    All Monash courses have an international focus, whether you take subjects on global issues, participate in study abroad programs, or learn alongside students from diverse cultures.  Monash prepares you for the global workforce - you can start your degree in Australia, and continue your studies in Italy, Malaysia, India, China, or any of our 100 partner institutions worldwide.

    A recognised world leader in research

    We're active in over 150 fields of research across our 10 faculties, in areas as diverse as additive manufacturing, drug development, domestic violence and sustainable design. Many ideas developed at Monash - such as a new Malaria vaccine and 3D-printed engines - have been commercialised and are making a difference to the world we live in.

    Partnerships in industry and government

    Home to various precincts of innovation, we foster collaboration across traditional and unexpected disciplines.  We build teams and form links, we bring together diverse minds - researchers, companies, businesses and technology - creating knowledge hubs of the future.

    Plenty of options

    Our large range of courses allows you to match your studies with your ambitions.  Monash University offers one of the largest range of degrees in Australia, including over 140 innovative double degree options, bachelor, master and PhD degrees.


    We believe everyone should have the opportunity to make their mark on the world, which is why we offer over 200 different types of scholarships  for new and current students. They take care of everything from course fees to travel and accommodation. Our scholarships aren’t just reserved for those with the best academic track record – we provide support for disadvantaged students as well.

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