Postdoctoral Research Associate in Dynamical Systems

Sydney, Australia
22 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
29 Jan 2018
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
  • Level A, full time, fixed term for 2 years starting 1 March 2018
  • Remuneration: $90K plus leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity 

Do you want to be part of a vibrant and collegial community of world-class mathematicians and statisticians?

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position on the project "A geometric theory for non-standard relaxation oscillators" which has recently been funded by the Australian Research Council. The aim of this project is to develop a comprehensive theory for multi-scale problems with non-uniform scale splitting within the framework of geometric singular perturbation theory and, hence, provide a firm theoretical foundation for the creation of biological pattern formation in non-standard multi-scale problems which have, to a substantial degree, been intractable. This project will be supervised by Martin Wechselberger (University of Sydney), a member of the Sydney Dynamics Group.

The successful applicant will initiate and construct algebraic-algorithmic techniques for multi-scale problems in non-standard form that extend existing computational singular perturbation methods and develop a numerical toolbox for non-standard multi-scale problems.

About you

We currently seek a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will demonstrate the following:

  • a PhD in (Applied) Mathematics, preferably with emphasis on Computational Mathematics and Dynamical Systems Theory;
  • theoretical and numerical expertise in singular perturbation methods;
  • demonstrated ability to conduct high-quality research under limited supervision either independently or as part of a research team;
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • it is desirable, but not essential, that you hold knowledge in modelling and analysis of biological rhythm and pattern generation.

The position is full-time fixed-term for two years, subject to completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the selection criteria.

About us

Founded 160 years ago, we’re Australia's first university and have a 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.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is a leading centre for research and education in the mathematical sciences in Australia. We attract outstanding undergraduate students and have a large cohort of postgraduate research students. The large cohort of postgraduate research students and many overseas visitors benefit from, and help to sustain, a world-class research environment. The school attracts a strong body of excellent students as well as Australian Research Council grants, fellowships, and other competitive external funding.

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: 11.30pm 29 January 2018 (Sydney Time)

Late applications will be accepted but cannot be guaranteed consideration.

Applicants seeking appointment at higher levels than those advertised should in the first instance contact the Head of School, Professor Jacqui Ramagge, for a discussion

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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