Research Fellow in Mathematics and Statistics

Camperdown, Australia
$118,3901 - $140,586 p.a. + 17% superannuation
22 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
25 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, 2 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 B, $118,3901 - $140,586 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 Fellow in Mathematics and Statistics. The successful applicant will undertake research embedded in the algebra group in the School of Mathematics and Statistics under the supervision of Associate Professor Oded Yacobi, supported by the ARC Discovery Project "Braid Groups via Representation Theory and Machine Learning" awarded jointly to Yacobi and Professor Geordie Williamson.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • demonstrate research excellence in pure mathematics, preferably in areas related to Representation Theory broadly interpreted
  • develop research collaborations
  • assist with grant writing and publishing original work
  • assist in student supervision at the undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • contribute to successful applications for competitive research grants and/ or funding to deliver research impact
  • develop your profile in the areas of mathematics through conferences and seminars.

Preference will be given to candidates working in the areas of pure mathematics, and who will be able to build capacity in this area through the organization and participation of seminars, conferences, or outreach activities.

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 Fellow who has:

  • a PhD (or near completion) in mathematics
  • the ability to supervise students at undergraduate levels
  • experience in coordinating team activities
  • primary research interests in mathematics, specifically Representation Theory and related areas
  • proven research excellence in mathematics
  • demonstrated evidence of independent research ability and potential in an area of mathematics
  • experience in research record keeping, preparation of research papers and presentation of seminars
  • demonstrated excellence in written and oral communications skills, interacting with a variety of researchers and stakeholders.

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Pre-employment checks

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How to apply

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Applications Close

Wednesday 25 October 2023 11:59 PM

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