The winners of this year’s AustMS Medal, George Szekeres Medal, Gavin Brown Prize, and Mahony-Neumann-Room Prize have been announced!

Our sincerest congratulations to this year’s AustMS awardees!

2022 AustMS Medal

Guoyin Li

2022 George Szekeres Medal

Igor Shparlinski

2022 Gavin Brown Prize

Mark Holmes and Edwin Perkins
On the range of lattice models in high dimensions
Probability Theory and Related Fields 176, no.3 (2020): 941-1009

2022 Mahony-Neumann -Room Prize

Satish K. Pandey and Vern I. Paulsen
A spectral characterization of AN operators
J. Aust. Math. Soc. 102 (2017), no. 3, 369–391.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mathematics and Statistics

Location: School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus
Employment Type: Full time
Duration: full time, 3 years fixed term
Remuneration: $97,043–$100,717 p.a. + 17% superannuation (Level A)
Closing Date: 11.59pm; 9 January 2023

About the opportunity

We are 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.

The University of Sydney is welcoming applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mathematics and Statistics. The successful applicant will undertake research embedded in one of the research groups in the School of Mathematics and Statistics and will be affiliated with SMRI under the supervision of Professor Stephan Tillmann. Preference will be given to candidates working in the areas of applied mathematics, or theoretical or applied statistics, and who will be able to build capacity in these areas at SMRI through the organisation of seminars, conferences, or outreach activities.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

• demonstrate research excellence in mathematics or statistics
• develop research collaborations
• assist with grant writing and publishing original work
• develop your profile and the profile of SMRI in the areas of applied mathematics or statistics through conferences and seminars
• enhance relationships with outputs such as research and development, commercialisation, improved practices, and policy development.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Sydney is one of the largest in Australia. It has more than 89 academic staff to supervise research and teach 74 postgraduate students and 925 equivalent full-time student-load undergraduate students.

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 who has:

• a PhD (or near completion) in mathematics or statistics
• primary research interests in applied mathematics, or theoretical or applied statistics
• proven research excellence in these areas
• demonstrated evidence of independent research ability and potential in an area of applied mathematics, or theoretical or applied statistics
• experience in research record keeping, preparation of research papers and presentation of seminars
• experience in organisation of seminars, conferences or outreach activities
• demonstrated excellence in written and oral communications skills, interacting with a variety of researchers and stakeholders.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all roles 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

Learn more about this position and apply https://usyd.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/USYD_EXTERNAL_CAREER_SITE/job/Camperdown-Campus/Postdoctoral-Research-Associate-in-Mathematics-and-Statistics_0098770-1.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Applied and Computational Mathematics@Monash

The School of Mathematics at Monash University invites applications for the position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Applied and Computational Mathematics. The School is a research leader with a strong international reputation in Pure Mathematics, Statistics, Mathematical Finance, and Applied and Computational Mathematics.

Candidates will be expected to have an outstanding research record and help our drive for excellence across the School. Exceptional candidates in any area of applied and computational mathematics will be considered. Of particular interest are candidates with expertise in numerical and computational mathematics, an area that the School is actively looking to grow. To be considered, you will have a PhD in mathematics or a related area, a proven ability to perform independent research, and a strong commitment to teaching and supervising of research students.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities and age groups.

Join us in our commitment to ensuring a better future for ourselves and for the communities in which we study, work, live and engage – #ChangeIt with us.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Applications must be made via the Monash website.

Closing Date
Monday 15 January 2023, 11:55pm AEST

For more information or to apply please see here.

Lecturer in Mathematical Sciences @QUT (women only)

Closing date: 5 December 2022
Campus: Gardens Point, School of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Academic Division, QUT
Remuneration: $AUD119,829 to AUD$142,312 pa (LEVB) (inclusive of $AUD101,257 to $AUD120,255 pa salary, 17% superannuation and 17.5% recreation leave loading)
Status: Ongoing, full-time basis

Open to women applicants only. The filling of this position is intended to promote equal opportunity for women in STEMM by improving the under-representation of women and constitutes a special/equal opportunity measure under section 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld).

For more information and to apply, please check the QUT Site.

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Mathematical Biology @Sydney

Closing date: 21 December 2022
Campus: School of Mathematics and Statistics, Darlington Campus, The University of Sydney
Remuneration: Base Salary Level A, $98,645 – $105,305 + 17% superannuation
Status: Full time fixed term for 18 months

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Professor Mary Myerscough on the formulation and numerical solution of partial integro-differential equation models for the development of atherosclerotic plaques, which include structured population of macrophages and other immune cells.

For more information and to apply, please check the University of Sydney careers site.

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Mathematics @Deakin

Closing date: 14 December 2022
Campus: School of Information Technology, Burwood Campus in Melbourne
Remuneration: Level B $104,619 – $123,739 + 17% Superannuation, Level C $127,561 – $146,683 + 17% Superannuation
Status: Full-time, continuing


The Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Mathematics is situated in our School of Information Technology in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment.  The School is seeking someone who is passionate about mathematics and about working in a team, with active approaches to learning mathematics and driving high impact research. The appointee will also maintain links and partnerships with relevant academic, industry and professional communities in Mathematics and Computer Science.

For more information and to apply, please check the Deakin University Site.

Flora Philip Fellowship @Edinburgh

Location: School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh
Closing Date: 24 November 2022
Status: Postdoctoral researcher, 4 years

The School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh is advertising the Flora Philip Fellowship; a new 4-year independent position for early career researchers from under-represented backgrounds. Closing date for applications is 24th November 2022.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Lecturer in Mathematical Sciences @QUT

Closing date: 28 November 2022
Campus: School of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point
Remuneration: Level B
Status: Ongoing
Reference: 221174

The School of Mathematical Sciences at QUT is committed to a gender-equitable workplace. To advance gender-equity, the School is seeking to improve gender balance among staff by recruiting an ongoing staff member (women only) who is able to provide strategic capacity in both research and learning & teaching within the School in any field of applied or computational mathematics, operations research or statistics. The successful candidate will focus their teaching on providing high-quality learning experiences in QUT’s Bachelor of Mathematics (majors in applied and computational mathematics, statistics and operations research), Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours), Bachelor of Data Science and to students in related disciplines such as engineering, and the natural and health sciences. The appointee’s research interests will ideally align with existing strengths in the School of Mathematical Sciences.

For further information about the position and a copy of the Position Description please go to QUT Careers: see https://www.qut.edu.au/careers Job Ref 221174.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Statistical Data Science @QUT

Closing date: 28 November 2022
Campus: School of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point
Remuneration: Level B / Level C
Status: Ongoing
Reference: 221165

The School of Mathematical Sciences at QUT is recruiting an ongoing staff member to provide strategic capacity in Statistical or Mathematical focused research and learning and teaching within the discipline of Data Science. The position will be offered at Lecturer (Level B) or Senior Lecturer (Level C), depending on experience. These levels correspond to Assistant/Associate Professor positions in North American Universities.
Candidates with expertise in the development of new statistical methods for analysing data will be preferred. Expert knowledge and practical experience with statistical machine learning are desirable. Applications from other areas of statistical or mathematical data science are welcome.
The successful candidate will focus their teaching on providing high-quality learning experiences in QUT’s Bachelor of Mathematics (including majors in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research) and Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours), Bachelor of Data Science, Master of Data Analytics, and to students in related disciplines such as engineering, and the natural and health sciences.

For further information about the position and a copy of the Position Description please go to QUT Career: see https://www.qut.edu.au/careers Job Ref 221165.

Step up as an STA STEM Ambassador

Science & Technology Australia’s STEM Ambassadors program is now open for applications.

The STA STEM Ambassadors program pairs science and technology experts with their local Federal MP or Senator. Ambassadors meet with their Parliamentarian several times each year to discuss STEM topics of interest and enhance Parliamentarians’ access to STEM expertise.

This innovative program was created by STA in 2019, and has since trained 41 STEM Ambassadors matched with MPs and Senators.

In this new program intake, another 22 MPs and Senators from across the breadth of the Parliament have asked for a STEM Ambassador for 2023-24.

The STEM Ambassadors are drawn from Science & Technology Australia’s member organisations and come from a diverse range of academic backgrounds and interests.

STEM sector professionals who are members of STA member organisations are encouraged to apply for the program.

Applications close 9am AEDT Monday 7 November 2022.