Research Fellow in Applied Mathematics
The University of Melbourne

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Closing date: 28th March 2014

Salary: $61,138* - $82,963 p.a. (*Level A PhD entry level $77,290 p.a.) OR $87,334 - $103,705 p.a. (Level B), plus 9.25% superannuation. Level of appointment is subject to qualifications and experience.

The Australian Research Council has funded a research project on how spatial patterns arise in biological and physical processes. Understanding how local individual-based functions, such as movement and interactions between individuals, give rise to global spatial distributions and patterns in populations of individuals is generating much interest. Probabilistic agent-based models provide information about the movement of individuals, whereas continuum models provide information about the global properties, such as spread of populations. This project will provide tools for determining the connection between the two types of models, thereby linking the behaviour on microscopic and macroscopic scales.

Applicants would be expected to have: either a PhD in mathematics, or a PhD in physics, engineering or a related discipline that demonstrates mathematical skills; a strong publication record; and the ability to work in a team.

The position is available for up to three years.

Employment Type: Full time (fixed term) position available for 3 years

Enquiries only to: Professor Barry Hughes, Tel +61 3 8344 5557, Email:

For position information and to apply online, click here.

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