University of Sydney

Position ID: 382-PDRF [#18343, 0083727]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Pure Mathematics: Tensor Categories
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Sydney, Sydney Australia 2008, Australia [map]
Subject Area: Tensor Categories
Application Deadline: 2021/10/25 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/09/27, listed until 2021/10/25)
Position Description:    

· Full time 2 years fixed term employment, located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Mathematics and Statistics

· Opportunity to contribute to research focused on Representation Theory, Category Theory and Algebraic Geometry and be part of world-class mathematicians’ team

· Base Salary Level B $110K p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

We are one of the largest mathematical sciences schools in Australia, and the University of Sydney is the only Australian university to have received the highest rating of 5 out of 5 for research in the mathematical sciences in every Australian Research Council Excellence in Research for Australia assessment to date. The University also hosts the Sydney Mathematical Research Institute (SMRI), which attracts leading mathematical scientists from all over the world to do research with Australian collaborators.

The University of Sydney is welcoming applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The successful applicant will be working in the intersection of Representation Theory, Category Theory and Algebraic Geometry, centered around the theory of tensor categories. On the one hand, the language of tensor categories allows one to employ techniques from representation theory in various settings, such as in theories of motives or perverse sheaves. On the other hand, techniques from representation theory are used to create structure theory for tensor categories via tannakian reconstruction.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

· participate in a research program investigating tensor categories · demonstrate research excellence in one or more subdomains of algebra · assist with grant writing and publishing original work · support the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students · contribute to successful applications for competitive research grants and/ or funding to deliver research impact · develop profile through conferences and seminars.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow who has:

· a PhD (or near completion) in pure mathematics · the ability to supervise students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels · primary research interests in one of the following topics: - Category theory (monoidal categories, Grothendieck topologies, abelian categories, homological algebra, triangulated categories) - Algebraic geometry (group schemes, super geometry, cohomology, invariant theory) - Representation theory (of Lie groups, affine group schemes and associative algebras) · demonstrated evidence of independent research ability and potential in mathematics · proven research excellence · experience in research record keeping, preparation of research papers and presentation of seminars · demonstrated excellence in written and oral communications skills, interacting with a variety of researchers and stakeholders.

Closing date for applications

11:59pm, Monday, 25 October 2021

How to apply

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