The Life Course Centre welcomes expressions of interest from applicants who would like to enrol in a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or a Master of Philosophy (MPhil), and also from researchers, policymakers and knowledge professionals who are interested in joining our Affiliate Program and who have a commitment to addressing the problem of deep and persistent disadvantage in Australia, and internationally.

Current opportunities


New Life Course Centre Scholarship for University of Sydney Students

The University of Sydney’s School of Economics has launched its latest Life Course Centre Scholarship for research addressing social and economic disadvantage.

Applications are now open for students who have an unconditional offer of admission or are currently enrolled full-time in one of the following at the University of Sydney:

  • I. Honours year of a Bachelor in Economics degree, or
  • II. Postgraduate Degree in Masters of Economics or Masters of Economic Analysis.

Applicants for the Life Course Centre-funded scholarship must conduct research in social and economic disadvantage within families and across generations, and must have a research supervisor that is affiliated with the Life Course Centre. For more information, visit the University of Sydney School of Economics page.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Sydney

This position is based in the School of Economics within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney. Working on a new research program on the cognitive science of disadvantage, it will have a particular focus on the role of self-control in economic behaviour.

Further information is available here or contact Oliver Rablin on 02 8627 9874 or