University of Sydney

Position ID: 382-POSTDOC [#24335, 0114375]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate (Representation Theory)
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Sydney, New South Wales 2008, Australia [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Representation Theory
Application Deadline: 2024/03/06 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/02/15, listed until 2024/03/06)
Position Description:    

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• Full time, 2 years fixed term, located at the Sydney Mathematical Research Institute (SMRI), Camperdown Campus • Opportunity to contribute to research focused on representation theory and be part of a world-class team of mathematicians • Base Salary Level A $101 p.a. - $112 p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is 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.

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Representation Theory. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Professor Geordie Williamson at SMRI. The successful applicant will undertake research in either modular representation theory, or the use of machine learning techniques in pure mathematics research. The candidate will also support the research and outreach activities at SMRI in these areas.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

• demonstrate research excellence in representation theory, algebra, combinatorics or related fields • develop and document algorithms to assist mathematical research and discovery • develop research collaborations • assist with grant writing and the publishing of original work • supervise students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels • contribute to successful applications for competitive research grants and/ or funding to deliver research impact • develop your profile and the profile of SMRI in theabove areas 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 Associate in Representation Theory who has:

• a PhD (or near completion) in pure mathematics • some experience in computation • experience in supervising or mentoring others and/or coordinating team activities • primary research interests in representation theory, or a related field of pure mathematics • proven research excellence • demonstrated evidence of independent research ability and potential • experience in research record keeping, preparation of research papers and presentation of seminars • demonstrated excellence in written and oral communications skills

To apply please submit your CV along with a cover letter outlining how you will contribute to the research environment at SMRI.

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Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment. EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

In your cover letter please outline how you will contribute to the research environment at SMRI.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Rebecca Astar or Cherie Goodwin at recruitment.sea@sydney.edu.au

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Closing date for applications

11.59pm, 6th March 2024

© The University of Sydney

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoplewomenpeople living with a disabilitypeople from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.


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