Research Associate in Applied Mathematics

Adelaide, Australia
15 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Prestigious International University
  • Fixed-term position available immediately for a period of 2 1/2 years
  • Externally funded position, funded by the ARC Discovery Project “Advanced mathematical models and methods for a randomly-varying world.”

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 provides 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 “Advanced mathematical models and methods for a randomly-varying world.” The successful applicant with develop theoretical and numerical frameworks for Markov-modulated (also known as regime-switching) diffusions. The ultimate goals are to analytically obtain performance measures of these processes, and to efficiently simulate their trajectories. We also plan to apply new models and methods to address problems in ecology and epidemiology.

Salary: (Level A, with PhD) $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 2.5 years.

Position requirements

To be successful you should have:

  • A PhD in Applied Mathematics, or closely related field. 
  • Demonstrated research experience in applied probability and stochastic modelling.
  • Demonstrated experience in numerical modelling.
  • 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 section of the position description within the online application.

If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Dr Giang Nguyen, Senior Lecturer, telephone: (08) 8313 5498 or email:

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Closing date: 25 February, 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