PhD opportunity: Optimization/Functional Analysis/Operator Theory/Harmonic Analysis
The University of Newcastle

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Closing date: 15th April 2016

You will be working as part of an international team led by Laureate Professor Jon Borwein and Dr Jeff Hogan as part of the ARC 2016 Discovery Project "Relaxed Reflection Methods for feasibility and matrix completion problems".

Benefits include a stipend of $25,849 per annum for three years, a laptop on commencement of the PhD, some local and international travel support.

To be eligible for this position you must:

  • have an excellent academic record in Honours, a Masters by Research or Masters by Coursework degree.
  • have a strong mathematical and/or theoretical computer science background, with some expertise in one or more of the areas of optimisation, functional analysis, operator theory, harmonic analysis
  • meet the University of Newcastle's entry requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy, and English language requirements.
  • be willing to apply for internal and external travel grants and other available research support funding.
  • be willing to travel to local and international research meetings.
  • desirable: programming skills.
  • women and applicants from underrepresented groups encouraged to apply.

For more information please email To apply, send a cover letter, CV, statement of your research interests and suitability for this position, and contact details of two academic referees to

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