Postdoctoral Research Associate
The University of Sydney

School of Mathematics and Statistics

Closing date: 16th January 2015

  • Engage in research and scholarly activities in Geometry and Topology
  • Full-time fixed term for two years
  • Remuneration package: $98K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

The School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sydney is a leading centre for mathematical research and education in Australia. The School attracts outstanding undergraduate students including many talented students. It has a large cohort of postgraduate research students and many overseas visitors and offers a diverse and world class research environment. There are approximately 65 full-time, continuing academic staff, and the school has one of the largest undergraduate enrolments across the University with over 2600 students enrolled in first year units of study.

Applications are sought for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Geometry and Topology.

The Australian Research Council has funded a research program into "Moduli spaces of geometric structures", through its Discovery Grant scheme, with the Chief Investigator Dr Stephan Tillmann. It is administered by the University of Sydney and is funded for the three year period 2014-2017. You will undertake research in the areas of low dimensional topology and geometric structures, using techniques from hyperbolic and projective geometry, triangulations and computational algebraic geometry. Research will focus on developing practical methods to compute moduli spaces and on understanding their global properties.

Additionally you will participate in all aspects of the project, will present research results at seminars and conferences, and will, as part of the research team, write scholarly papers for publication in academic journals. You would be expected to have a PhD in mathematics and a publication record is expected in geometry and topology.

The position is full-time fixed-term for two years subject to completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. Visa sponsorship and some assistance towards travelling cost may be available if required. Level of appointment will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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