Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Mathematics

Sydney, Australia
$88,420 to $94,760 per annum
27 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

In Macquarie's Faculty of Science and Engineering you'll join passionate researchers and educators blazing new trails in the spirit of discovery and exploration. Encouraged to think boldly, and supported by some of Australia's most outstanding facilities, brilliant minds converge in our faculty to create incredible new possibilities: the world's first attempt to synthesize complex life, the creation of Wi-Fi, the discovery of dancing dwarf galaxies, and the development of blue LED light. Inspired by challenge and opportunity, we look forward to welcoming you as we imagine a new future together.

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light. 

The Role

This role is open to application by mathematicians who have a strong research interest and growing reputation in category theory or cognate fields. The successful candidate will work on the Australian Research Council Future Fellowship Grant entitled "Enriched categories: new applications in geometry and logic" and will collaborate with the project's investigator, Richard Garner, and other members of Macquarie University's Centre of Australian Category Theory (CoACT) to advance the scientific programme supported by this grant. The successful candidate will be expected to make a vigorous contribution in the overall activities of CoACT, to present research progress regularly at the Australian Category Seminar and to publish papers in well-regarded mathematical journals. Where appropriate the appointee may also be asked to assist with the mathematical supervision of PhD research students.

Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates with complementary expertise in algebraic geometry, Lie theory, model theory, or realizability. 

Selection Criteria 

To be considered for this position applications must respond to the selection criteria below and attach as a separate document in the application process.


  • A PhD, awarded or submitted, in category theory or a closely related area of mathematics.
  • A demonstrated ability to publish in the scientific literature.
  • Experience of presenting research results at scientific meetings.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.


  • A background in areas of application of category theory, including but not limited to: algebraic geometry, Lie theory, model theory, or realizability.

Role Specific Enquiries: Dr Richard Garner via e-mail or phone +61 2 9850 8923

Appointment Type: Full-time, 2 year fixed-term. The position will commence in June 2017 or an agreed alternative date.

Package: From $88,420 to $94,760 per annum (Level A Step 6 to step 8; PhD required) plus 17% employer's superannuation contribution and annual leave loading.

Applications Close: Friday, 31 March 2017 at 11:55pm AEST

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

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