Macquarie University, Mathematics

Position ID: 1752-PRF [#13595, 1]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Sydney, New South Wales 2109, Australia [map]
Subject Area: Asymptotic analysis
Application Deadline: 2019/03/03 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/02/04, finished 2019/09/08, listed until 2019/03/03)
Position Description:    

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The Role           

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is seeking to appoint an energetic and innovative mathematician who has a strong research interest and growing reputation in asymptotic analysis. The successful candidate will work on the Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant “A new asymptotic toolbox for nonlinear discrete systems and particle chains” and will collaborate with members of Macquarie University's Department of Mathematics and Statistics to advance the scientific program.

The purpose of this grant is to develop and adapt asymptotic techniques, including exponential asymptotics, to study discrete systems such as difference and differential-difference equations. These methods will be applied to study a range of discrete physical systems including chains of interacting particles.

The successful candidate will be expected to make a vigorous contribution in the overall activities of this research project, to present research progress regularly at local and international conferences and to publish papers in well-regarded mathematical journals. Where appropriate the appointee may also be asked to assist with the mathematical supervision of PhD research students.Applications from candidates with expertise in the areas of asymptotic analysis or lattice or particle systems are particularly encouraged.

About Us

The newly merged Department of Mathematics and Statistics represents a continuation of the traditions of the disciplines of Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics and Statistics at Macquarie University and has seen significant growth in the area of applied mathematics over the past several years. This position is a continuation of that growth.

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 55 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

Selection Criteria 

To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your CV and a separate cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria. The selection criteria must need to be addressed in the application.


  • A PhD awarded or submitted, that utilises asymptotic analysis in continuous or discrete settings, or related areas of mathematics
  • A demonstrated ability to publish in the scientific literature
  • Experience of presenting research results at scientific meetings
  • Strong written and oral communication skills


  • A background in applications of asymptotic analysis, including but not limited to: exponential asymptotics, analysis of Stokes’ Phenomenon, multiple scales methods, or WKB methods.
  • Experience in computation of solutions to differential or difference equations.

Role Specific Enquiries: Dr Christopher Lustri via email or phone +61 2 9850 8915.

General Recruitment Enquiries: Anne Kumanan, HR Officer on

Applications Close: Sunday 3rd March 2019 at 11:55pm AEST

To Apply online

Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Academic - Research Only / Fellowship

  • Salary Package: (Level A Step 6), From $91,991 to $98,588 p.a., plus 17% employer superannuation
  • Appointment Type:  Full-time, fixed term for 2.5 years
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location, Australia.

Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We value individual difference and recognise the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our staff are a driving force for collaboration, innovation and impact.

We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University. 

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Contact: Dr Christopher Lustri, +61 2 9850 8915
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Macquarie University
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
12 Wally's Walk
North Ryde NSW 2109
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