Research Fellow in Mathematical Physics
The University of Melbourne

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Closing date: 24th March 2014

Salary: AUD$61,138 - AUD$82,963 p.a. (Level A PhD entry level AUD$77,290 p.a.) or AUD$87,334 - AUD$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 the combinatorics and applications of multivariable polynomials in the area of mathematical physics. These polynomials arise as solutions to the q-deformed Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov equtions, and include (non)symmetric Koornwinder-Macdonald polynomials, Kazhdan-Lusztig elements and generalisations of Schubert and Grothendieck polynomials.

The project is primarily concerned with developing the algebraic and combinatorial theory of such polynomials and the application of these sorts of polynomials to solvable lattice models in mathematical Experienced applicants will be expected to co-supervise postgraduate students. Applicants must have: either a PhD in mathematics, or a PhD in physics; a strong publication record; and the ability to work in a team.

Employment Type: Full time (fixed term) position available for up to 2 years.

Enquiries only to: A/Prof Jan de Gier or Dr. Richard Brak, Tel +61 3 8344 9709 or 8344 9684 Email or

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