Research Associate in Applied Mathematics

Adelaide, Australia
13 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
14 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Prestigious international university
  • Wide range of employee benefits\
  • ARC Research Associate in multiscale mathematical modelling

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia's third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.

University of Adelaide employees enjoy a range of benefits and favourable work conditions that include opportunities for career development and advancement. 

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is one of five faculties at the University of Adelaide. It is a centre for learning, teaching and research in a vast range of engineering disciplines, computer science and high level mathematics. Academic staff are world leaders in their fields of consulting, advanced fundamental and applied research. Graduates are highly regarded by employers. The faculty offers an intellectually exciting and innovative environment in which to work, within seven Schools, including:

The School of Mathematical Sciences provides an intellectual environment, developing students with skills in high level mathematics. The school provided specific degrees in mathematical sciences and computer sciences with specialisations in pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics.

This position is funded by the ARC Discovery Project “Multiscale modelling of systems with complex microscale detail”. The successful applicant will develop systematic mathematical and computational methods for the efficient and accurate macroscale modelling of systems with microscale irregular details. These microscale details cover a wide variety of physical phenomena, such as point defects in lattices, stochastic forcing, and shock propagation. This project is part of a long-term research strategy to produce a general and widely applicable computational macroscale scheme for complex microscale systems for use in high-performance computing simulations in engineering and science.

Salary: (Level A) $83,307 - $89,425 per annum

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 17% applies

Term of position: This fixed-term contract is available immediately for a period of three years

Position requirements

To be successful you should have:

  • A PhD in Applied Mathematics, or closely related field, by the date of appointment.
  • Demonstrated research experience in mathematical modelling.
  • Demonstrated experience in numerical modelling and numerical analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.

Please address and upload your responses to the selection criteria within the online application. If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Dr Judith Bunder, Senior Research Associate,

telephone: (08) 8313 4846 or


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Closing date: Sunday 14 January 2018

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply