Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mathematics and Statistics

Camperdown, Australia
$97,043 p.a. - $100,717 p.a. + 17% superannuation
05 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
09 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, 3 years fixed term, located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Opportunity to contribute to research focused on mathematics and statistics and be part of world-class team of mathematicians
  • Base Salary Level A $97,043 p.a. - $100,717 p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

We are one of the largest mathematical sciences schools in Australia, and the University of Sydney is the only Australian university to have received the highest rating of 5 out of 5 for research in the mathematical sciences in every Australian Research Council Excellence in Research for Australia assessment to date. The University also hosts the Sydney Mathematical Research Institute (SMRI), which attracts leading mathematical scientists from all over the world to do research with Australian collaborators.

The University of Sydney is welcoming applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mathematics and Statistics. The successful applicant will undertake research embedded in one of the research groups in the School of Mathematics and Statistics and will be affiliated with SMRI under the supervision of Professor Stephan Tillmann. Preference will be given to candidates working in the areas of applied mathematics, or theoretical or applied statistics, and who will be able to build capacity in these areas at SMRI through the organization of seminars, conferences, or outreach activities.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • demonstrate research excellence in mathematics or statistics
  • develop research collaborations
  • assist with grant writing and publishing original work
  • develop your profile and the profile of SMRI in the areas of applied mathematics or statistics through conferences and seminars
  • enhance relationships with outputs such as research and development, commercialisation, improved practices, and policy development.

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 teach 74 postgraduate students and 925 equivalent full-time student-load undergraduate students.

To learn more about the School of Mathematics and Statistics click here

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 who has:

  • a PhD (or near completion) in mathematics or statistics
  • primary research interests in applied mathematics, or theoretical or applied statistics
  • proven research excellence in these areas
  • demonstrated evidence of independent research ability and potential in an area of applied mathematics, or theoretical or applied statistics
  • experience in research record keeping, preparation of research papers and presentation of seminars
  • experience in organisation of seminars, conferences or outreach activities
  • demonstrated excellence in written and oral communications skills, interacting with a variety of researchers and stakeholders.

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Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoplewomenpeople living with a disabilitypeople from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

In your cover letter please outline how you fit the role and which research group or researchers you like to associate with.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Helen Efstathiou, Recruitment Consultant. Recruitment Operations, Human Resources on +61 2 8627 7137 or by email

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Applications Close

Monday 09 January 2023 11:59 PM

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