Research Associate in Mathematics

Sydney, Australia
27 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Jul 2018
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.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW is a leading research mathematics school in Australia and enjoys a strong international reputation. The Department of Pure Mathematics at UNSW is one of the largest and most successful in Australia. It is an active centre for fundamental research and has a particular strength in the area of number theory

About the role

  • $73,597-$98,127K plus 17% superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term 2 years
  • Full-time 35 hours per week

The Research Associate will undertake collaborative and self-directed research on an ARC-funded Discovery Project. The core of this project is to advance the area of classical arithmetic dynamics by studying the dynamics generated by several maps defined on some ambient arithmetic space. This will rely on a combination of methods coming from algebraic dynamics and number theory. Finding new applications to pseudorandom number generators and hash functions is a part of this project as well.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • PhD in Mathematics, or close to completion, in algebraic dynamics or number theory
  • Demonstrated high level analytical and problem solving skills
  • A significant track record of research publications (relative to career opportunity)
  • Demonstrated capacity to deliver high quality project outcomes in a timely manner
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Igor Shparlinski, Professor, School Mathematics and Statistics