University of Melbourne, Mathematics & Statistics

534 21074Position ID: UniMelb-RFMP [#21074, 0057264]
Position Title: Research Fellow in Mathematical Physics
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematical Physics
Application Deadline: 2022/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup** (posted 2022/10/25, updated 2022/10/11, listed until 2022/12/01)
Position Description:    

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The University of Melbourne's School of Mathematics and Statistics is one of Australia's leading mathematics and statistics schools. It has achieved this status through the high quality of its research and teaching programs. The School offers a wide range of subjects to undergraduate and postgraduate students and is involved in aspects of community life that impact on the interests of the School and the discipline.

This is a postdoc position, associated to the ARC funded Future Fellowship "Universal Structures in Stringy Extra Dimensions" led by Johanna Knapp. The goal of the project is to study the mathematical structure of extra dimensions arising in string theory and of the associated moduli spaces. The candidate should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: supersymmetric gauge/field theories (in particular gauged linear sigma models), Calabi-Yau spaces in algebraic geometry and string theory, topological string theory, mirror symmetry, D-brane categories, or related topics. To be considered for this position you will have a PhD or equivalent research higher degree in mathematical physics, theoretical physics, pure mathematics or a related discipline and demonstrated research excellence with regard to career stage.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position for 2 years. It can be extended by one further year if the candidate is willing to take up teaching responsibilities.

Applications to be submitted by 1 December 2022.

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Further Info:
School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Melbourne
Parkville VIC 3010