Postdoctoral Research Associate in Representation Theory

The University of Sydney - School of Mathematics and Statistics

Ref Number: 2520/1217

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking.
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience.
  • Level A, full-time, fixed-term for 2 years, starting August 2018.

Remuneration: $90k (which includes base salary, leave loading, and up to 17% superannuation).

About the opportunity

Do you want to be part of a vibrant and collegial community of world-class mathematicians and statisticians?

Applications are sought for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Representation Theory. This position is funded by an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project Grant “New Dualities in Modular Representation Theory” held by Oded Yacobi and Kevin Coulembier. The successful candidate will also teach one course per year, which roughly consists of 39 hours of lectures and 32 hours of tutorials per year, for the two years of the position.

About you

We currently seek a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will demonstrate the following:

  • a PhD in a relevant area;
  • expertise in representation theory, homological algebra, and/or category theory, some experience in modular representation theory is useful;
  • demonstrated ability to conduct high-quality research under limited supervision either independently or as part of a research team;
  • published research as sole author or in collaboration;
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The position is full-time, fixed-term for two years, subject to completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the selection criteria.

About us

Founded 160 years ago, we’re Australia's first university and have a global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6,000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is a leading centre for research and education in the mathematical sciences in Australia. We attract outstanding undergraduate students and have a large cohort of postgraduate research students. The large cohort of postgraduate research students and many overseas visitors benefit from, and help to sustain, a world-class research environment. The school attracts a strong body of excellent students as well as Australian Research Council grants, fellowships, and other competitive external funding.

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities, are encouraged. The University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, and applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

We will start reviewing applications at 15 January and the closing date for submission is 11:30pm 29 January 2018 (Sydney time).

Late applications will be accepted but can not be guaranteed consideration.

Applicants seeking appointment at higher levels than those advertised should in the first instance contact the Head of School, Professor Jacqui Ramagge, for a discussion.

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