PhD opportunity: geometric group theory/theoretical computer science
The University of Newcastle

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Closing date: 31st December 2015

You will be working as part of an international team led by Associate Professor Murray Elder as part of the ARC 2016 Discovery Project "The language complexity of problems in algebra and logic".

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 geometric group theory, formal language theory, formal logic, theoretical computer science.
  • 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; proficiency in a foreign language.
  • women and applicants from underrepresented groups encouraged to apply.

For more information please email AProf Murray Elder:, and 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

Applications close 31 Dec 2015, with preferable start date early 2016.

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