Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mathematical Biology

Sydney, Australia
21 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Opportunity to make a significant contribution to research in Mathematical Biology
  • Located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Full-time Level A, fixed term 2 years with a base salary of $93K - $96K p.a., plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity 

Do you want to be part of a vibrant and collegial community of world-class mathematicians and statisticians? We are currently seeking to appoint an accomplished academic to the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mathematical Biology. This position has been made possible by the awarding of a Future Fellowship titled “Unravelling the impact of social dynamics on human evolution through mathematical modelling” to Associate Professor Peter Kim.

To succeed, you will be a talented and well-qualified mathematical scientist with expertise in any area that strengthens the School’s profile and/or contributes strategically to university activities, particularly with regard to the research interests of Associate Professor Peter Kim and the details of his current project. This includes but is not limited to applied mathematics, mathematical biology, and mathematical modelling.

If appointed, you will be expected to make a significant contribution to teaching and learning practice, design and evaluation within the School/Faculty while continuing to build up research contribution, expertise and impact.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mathematical Biology who has:

  • a PhD or near completion, in an academic field relevant to the discipline
  • demonstrated ability to carry out high quality mathematical research in mathematical biology
  • a high level of interpersonal skills including the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
  • a good organisational and administrative skills with attention to detail
  • a high level of written and verbal communication skills
  • an ability to engage productively with biological literature and/or experimental scientists.

About us

This position is within the School of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

The Faculty of Science is one of six faculties operating within the University and includes the Schools of Chemistry, Geosciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, Psychology, the Sydney School of Veterinary Science and the Unit for History and Philosophy of Science. The Faculty stewards a range of research entities including the Sydney Institute of Agriculture and the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, and partners with University-wide research centres including the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC), the Brain and Mind Centre (BMC) and the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology (AINST).

The School of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Sydney is one of the largest in Australia. It has more than 89 academic staff to supervise research and teaching 74 postgraduate students and 925 equivalent full-time student-load undergraduate students.

The School is world-renowned for its research in pure mathematics, applied mathematics and mathematical statistics. The School attracts a strong body of excellent students as well as a large number of outstanding researchers, many of whom hold Fellowships and grants.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 1551/1220F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is only available for this position for candidates who are currently located within Australia.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Sunday 31 January 2021 (Sydney time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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