Postdoctoral Fellow, Mathematical Sciences Institute

Canberra, Australia
02 Dec 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Jan 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level A/B
Salary Package: $73,309 - $113,165 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Fixed term (2 years)

About the Mathematical Science Institute

The Mathematical Sciences Institute (MSI) aims for research and educational outcomes of the highest quality. The Institute comprises approximately 52 academics and 8 professional staff members. The Institute hosts nine mathematical research programs; Algebra & topology, Analysis & geometry, Applied & nonlinear analysis, Bioinformation science, Computational mathematics, Mathematical physics, Statistical science, Stochastic analysis & risk modelling and Theoretical astrophysics. The Institute offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate teaching programs and is currently hosting approximately 1400 students.

The MSI is strongly committed to improving the gender balance amongst staff and students. It is taking proactive action towards this goal by strongly encouraging early career female researchers to apply for this position.

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About the Position

This position will contribute to the research effort being led by Katharine Turner, in collaboration with Stephen Roberts and Markus Hegland, within the Mathematical Sciences Institute. The position will collaborate with them on modelling stratified spaces from point cloud data using methods from computational topology. The position will also collaborate with other internal and external researchers relevant to the project, along with research students and professional staff, as required. In addition, the postdoctoral fellow will have multiple opportunities to present their findings at conferences and workshops.

Applicants are expected to have an outstanding research record in computational topology or a related area, as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals, software development and attendance at workshops and conferences.

This is a research intensive position and the level of, Academic Level A or B, is to be determined by the appointee’s current research and teaching expertise. The successful candidate will be involved in some teaching both in their area of specialisation and standard mathematics undergraduate courses, however this will be at a reduced level.

About the ANU and College of Science

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For enquiries about the application process, or if you require reasonable adjustments to apply for this role, please contact our HR team for a confidential conversation at E: T: +61 2 6125 4138.

Application information

MSI is accepting applications through the ANU jobs portal by following the link on the ANU jobs page. Applicants are also requested to submit an application through to allow submission of references.

Please ensure that you upload the following documents with your ANU application:

  • A covering letter or statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV), including a publication list.

At least three (3) current letters of recommendation should be uploaded by the referees directly to

For further information please contact Dr Katharine Turner, E:

Closing date: 3 January 2020

Position description: Postdoctoral Fellow.doc

Applicants who do not apply through ANU may not be considered for the position.

The selection committee plans to finalise shortlisting by mid January 2020 and to hold interviews via Skype/Zoom in mid February 2020 with an expected commencement date by 1 July 2020.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.