University of Queensland, School of Mathematics and Physics

638 16823Position ID: UQ-PRF [#16823, 511886]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia [map]
Subject Area: Logarithmic Representation Theory of W-algebras
Application Deadline: 2020/12/18 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/11/19, listed until 2020/12/18)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow




The School of Mathematics and Physics is internationally recognised for its teaching and research excellence. Many staff members in the school have won university and national awards for their teaching innovation and excellence. There are around 110 full-time academic staff members, and 21 professional staff who provide professional, technical and administrative support. The School teaches a comprehensive undergraduate program in science, mathematics, statistics, and physics, as well as performing service teaching for students of engineering and the life sciences. There is also an extensive postgraduate research program which currently has more than 100 Research Higher Degree students enrolled.


About This Opportunity


This opportunity is for a postdoctoral research fellow to conduct research on the Australian Research Council funded Discovery Project Towards Logarithmic Representation Theory of W-algebras.


This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.


Our Ideal Candidate


Our ideal candidate will have a PhD in mathematics or physics, along with demonstrated ability to carry out high-quality research in representation theory and/or conformal field theory.


We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to


What We Can Offer


This is a full-time, fixed term position for two years at Academic level A.


The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range AUD$83,627 - $92,782, plus super of up to 17%. 


You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.


For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.




To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Jorgen Rasmussen:


For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line.


Want to Apply?


To submit an application for this role, go to and use the Apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria


To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.


Applications close: 18 December 2020


Job No: 511886

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