Research Fellow in Pure Mathematics

Melbourne, Australia
18 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
28 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: School of Mathematics and Statistics
Salary: $75,289 - $102,163 (Level A)
Role & Superannuation rate: Senior Manager – Full Time – 10% or 17%

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About the School of Mathematics and Statistics

The University of Melbourne's School of Mathematics and Statistics is one of Australia's leading mathematics and statistics schools. It has achieved this status through the high quality of its research and teaching programs. The School offers a wide range of subjects to undergraduate and postgraduate students and is involved in aspects of community life that impact on the interests of the School and the discipline.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics has a total of 70 continuing teaching and/or research staff; 34 research only staff and consultants; 16 academic specialists and 16 support staff. The School has over 240 casual and honorary staff. In 2020, there were 90 Research Higher Degree and 278 Coursework Master of Science students. Five members of the School staff and one Emeritus Professor are members of the Academy of Science.

About the Role

This Research Fellow will be expected to work closely with Prof. Christian Haesemeyer and Dr. Jack Hall, on the Australian Research Council (ARC) funded research program on Moduli, invariants and Algebraisation (funded under the Discovery Program). While the research program is guided by a set of research questions, there will be considerable scope for this Research Fellow to develop their own ideas within a broader research agenda.

The successful candidate will preferably have experience within algebra or algebraic geometry. The Research Fellow will be part of the School’s Algebraic Geometry group

About You

You will possess a strong desire and aptitude to build an academic research career in the Mathematics field. Your written and verbal communication skills will aid you in engaging with relevant professional and industry bodies, and stakeholders, to foster effective collaborative partnerships. Your well-developed organisation skills allow you to juggle multiple tasks at once, ensuring your meet competing deadlines, as well as developing, administering and seeing through appropriately designed research projects to completion.

Ideally, you will further have:

  • Completion (or near completion) of a PhD in mathematics.
  • A demonstrated aptitude for research, with a sound publication record in relevant areas, commensurate with experience and opportunities.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare research reports and manuscripts for publication

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself

At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages and culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

Note: Please do not apply via the University website. Only applications submitted via MathJobs will be considered.

Position Description:  0055146_Research Fellow in Pure Maths_PD.pdf

Applications close: 28 Feb 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time