Postdoctoral Research Associate in Operator Algebras

Sydney, Australia
04 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
27 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Mathematics and Statistics,

Faculty of Science

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in Operator Algebras
  • Level A, full time, fixed term for 2 years, Remuneration: $106k-115k p.a. (which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation).

About the opportunity 

The School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sydney is a leading centre for mathematical research and education in Australia. The School attracts outstanding undergraduate students, including many who are particularly talented in the mathematical sciences, and has a large cohort of postgraduate research students. It regularly hosts overseas visitors and offers a diverse and world class research environment.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is a large and diverse School with research strengths in many areas ( In addition, we have a strong applied statistics and bioinformatics group working on various aspects of applied statistics and bioinformatics research. 

About you

We currently seek a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Operator Algebras. The Australian Research Council has funded a research program into "From actions to operator algebras and their equilibrium states", through its Discovery Grant scheme, with the Chief Investigators Professor Jacqui Ramagge and Dr Nathan Brownlowe, of The University of Sydney.

In this role the candidate will:

  • undertake research in the area of operator algebra, specific topics include:
  • C*-algebras associated to semigroups and group actions
  • KMS states on C*-algebras built from semigroups and group actions
  • Self-similar actions and automata
  • participate in all aspects of the project, as well as presenting research results at seminars and conferences
  • be part of the research team
  • write scholarly papers for publication in academic journals.

To qualify for this position, the candidate will need to demonstrate:

  • A PhD in mathematics
  • A publication record in operator algebras
  • An ability to carry out high quality research in the area of operator algebras.
  • Creativity, productivity and high level of initiative.
  • A high level of interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Good organisational and administrative skills with attention to detail
  • A high level of written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to work independently

The position is full-time fixed-term for two years subject to completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. Visa sponsorship and some assistance towards travelling cost may be available if required.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack 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 to apply.

Closing date: 11.30 pm 27 August 2017 (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.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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