Postdoctoral Fellow in Additive Combinatorics and Number Theory

Randwick, Australia
12 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
01 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

Applications are sought for a Postdoctoral Fellow position in Additive Combinatorics and Number Theory in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW Sydney.

About the role

  • A$90K – A$96K per year (plus up to 17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Full-time position for a fixed term of up to 2 years and is available for commencement on 1 February 2018
  • No teaching duty is required

The position is funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant.  The core of this project is to advance the recently emerging combination of additive combinatorics, analytic number theory and algebraic geometry with applications to the theory of finite fields.

The successful applicant will play a leading role within a research project led by Professor Igor Shparlinski and is expected to publish in leading international journals.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • PhD in Mathematics, or be close to completing one, in additive combinatorics or analytic number theory
  • Demonstrated ability to publish in internationally refereed journals relative to opportunity

  • Demonstrated high level analytical and problem-solving skills supported by a strong publication record

Applicants may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.  You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds.  UNSW aims to ensure quality and diversity in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff.

We strongly encourage female applicants and actively support women to succeed through specific Faculty and UNSW initiatives including generous parental leave provisions and flexible work practices. 


Professor Igor Shparlinski

Applications close: 1 October 2017