Associate Research Fellow, School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics

Wollongong, Australia
05 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


  • Fixed term, full-time appointment (2.5 years)

The School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics (SMAS) at the University of Wollongong (UOW) is within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences. SMAS is a dynamic and active mathematical sciences school with an exceptional research record. As part of SMAS the Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications (IMIA) carries out world-class research across a broad spectrum of areas in both pure and applied mathematics through its six research centres: Centre for Financial Mathematics; Centre for Geometric Analysis; Centre for Mathematical Biology and Medicine; Centre for Multidisciplinary Mathematical Modelling, Centre for Noncommutative Analysis, and Centre for Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations.

The successful applicant will work with Professor Aidan Sims and Professor David Pask on research in operator algebras funded by two ARC Discovery grants. The successful applicant will carry out some teaching duties, and may have opportunities to contribute to student supervision at the honours level. The successful applicant will be expected to have broad expertise in the area of functional analysis and operator algebras, with expertise in nuclear dimension and classification techniques for C*-algebras and maps between them. The successful applicant will become a member of IMIA and contribute to its research programs. This is an excellent opportunity to join one of the most vibrant and successful schools in the country.

You will be prompted to respond to a selection criteria questionnaire as part of the application process.

For further information about this position, please contact Senior Professor Aidan Sims on + 61 2 4221 5003.

Gender equity in the mathematical sciences is genuinely important to us. We strongly encourage women to apply for these positions. Approximately 33% of current SMAS staff are women - we aim for 50%.

The University of Wollongong is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. As an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate diversity and inclusion, and believe gender equality is fundamental to achieving our goal of being in the top 1%. The University seeks to increase the representation of women in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) to address gender imbalance. As a recognised leader in gender equality, we offer professional development programs and promote a healthy work life balance.

Primary Location: Australia-New South Wales-Wollongong
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Schedule: Full-time
Closing Date: 03/07/2020, 9:59:00 PM
Salary Details: Level A: $79,490 - $93,130 + 17% superannuation
Reference Number: 200245
HR Contact: Hannah Manning
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