Australian National University, Mathematical Sciences Institute

539 15662Position ID: ANU-POSTDOCFELLOW [#15662, 535239]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Australia [map]
Application Deadline: 2020/03/06 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/02/11, finished 2020/09/13, listed until 2020/08/11)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

Position overview

The ANU College of Science (CoS) comprises: the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS), the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Chemistry, the Research School of Earth Science, the Fenner School of Environment and Society, the Mathematical Sciences Institute, and the Research School of Physics and Engineering. The College has a strong tradition of research excellence that has fostered distinguished Nobel Laureates and Kyoto Prize winners and that trains scientific leaders in disciplines in which the ANU is consistently ranked in the top twenty in the world.

The Mathematical Sciences Institute (MSI) aims for research and educational outcomes of the highest quality. The Institute comprises approximately 45 academics and 9 professional staff members. The Institute hosts nine mathematical research programs; Algebra & topology, Analysis & geometry, Applied & nonlinear analysis, Bioinformation science, Computational mathematics, Mathematical physics, Statistical science, Stochastic analysis & risk modelling and Theoretical astrophysics. The Institute offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate teaching programs and is currently hosting approximately 1400 students.

The MSI is strongly committed to improving the gender balance amongst staff and students. It is taking proactive action towards this goal by strongly encouraging early career female researchers to apply for this position.

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This position will contribute to the research project being led by Scott Morrison and James Tener (ANU) and Arnaud Brothier and Pinhas Grossman (UNSW). The position will collaborate with them on the study of quantum symmetries, as well as undertake independent research in support of the project in the fields of Quantum Algebra & Quantum Topology, Topological & Conformal Field Theories, Higher Categories, Operator Algebras, Representation Theory, or a related area. The position will also collaborate with other internal and external researchers relevant to the project, along with research students and professional staff, as required. In addition, the Postdoctoral Fellow will have multiple opportunities to present their findings at conferences and workshops.

Applicants are expected to have an outstanding research record in a field related to the project, as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals, works in progress, and attendance at workshops and conferences. This is a two-year research intensive position at Academic Level A with no teaching obligation, but it may be possible to negotiate a longer position with some teaching.

The Australian National University is a world-leading institution and provides a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs to support staff in maintaining a healthy work/life balance whilst encouraging success in reaching their full career potential. For more information, please click here.

For enquiries about the application process, or if you require reasonable adjustments to apply for this role, please contact our HR team for a confidential conversation E: or T: +61 2 6125 4138.

For further information please contact James Tener, E:

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, click here.

Application information

In order to apply for this role, you must:

1. Submit an application through the ANU Recruitment portal and upload the following documents:

A statement addressing the selection criteria, and

A current curriculum vitae (CV).

2. Submit an application through MathJobs for your referees (minimum 3) to upload reference letters.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position. Please ensure that applications are submitted directly at ANU Job Website page

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
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