Australian National University, Mathematical Sciences Institute

539 21476Position ID: ANU-POSTDOCF [#21476, 548393]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Euclidean Harmonic and Fourier analysis (three-year fixed term appointment)
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Australia [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: 2023/01/08 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/11/08, finished 2023/04/10, listed until 2023/01/09)
Position Description:    

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Classification: Academic Level A
Salary Package: $76,271 – $95,732 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full-time, fixed term appointment (three years)             

Position overview 

Dr Laura Cladek is seeking to appoint an early career candidate, with not more than three years post-doctoral experience, to the MSI Postdoctoral Fellow. This is a three-year fixed term position to pursue innovative research-focused work in euclidean harmonic analysis and fourier analysis with a strong geometric combinatorial flavour; incidence geometry and additive combinatorics (candidates with interests in theoretical physics applications are welcome).

Applicants are expected to have a track record of independent research. Although this position is research intensive, some teaching is required to develop the appointee’s career and prepare them to apply for a tenure-track position anywhere in the world. The Postdoctoral Fellow will have access to an annual research support grant to cover start-up costs, visitors, and conference travel.

About the Mathematical Science Institute (MSI)                                                                     

The Mathematical Sciences Institute is one of the leading mathematics departments in Australia. 

The Mathematical Sciences Institute (MSI), within the College of Science, aims for research and educational outcomes of the highest quality.  The Institute comprises approximately 49 academics and seven professional staff members and is located in a new modern, sustainable, award winning building with state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities.  The MSI has research strengths in a broad range of areas, including algebraic geometry, representation theory, number theory, algebraic and geometric topology, non-linear partial differential equations, harmonic analysis, geometric analysis, mathematical data science, computational mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematical physics and probability/stochastics.

The Institute offers a variety of courses and programs catering to undergraduate, Honours and postgraduate students. The ANU also offers two research-focused degrees for undergraduate mathematics students. The recently introduced Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences is expanding student numbers in the mathematics major, and the elite Bachelor of Philosophy degree attracts a significant number of the very best undergraduates. The MSI offers the most comprehensive undergraduate coursework offerings in mathematics in Australia and supports students through scholarships and prizes. 

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

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For more information, please contact Dr Laura Cladek (she/her), via email at

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Application information
All application documentation, including three (3) reference letters, must be submitted on

In order to apply for this role please review the position description and selection criteria and ensure that you upload the following documents:

  • A covering letter or statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV), including a publication list.
  • A research and teaching vision statement describing achievements and future career plans.
  • At least three (3) current letters of recommendation. The references should be uploaded by the referee to

The selection committee would like to interview candidates, via skype/zoom, during December and January with an expected commencement date during 2023. Evaluations will commence from 8 December 2022 until the position is filled.

For further information about MSI, please see our website

Applications that do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
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