Upcoming maths jobs @UniSA

The University of South Australia will shortly advertise two new continuing positions in the mathematical sciences. The positions will be advertised at Level A/B, and will be teaching/research or teaching-intensive, with at least one to be a teaching/research position. The areas of specialisation are likely to include optimisation, statistics, data analytics, and classical applied mathematical modelling. At least one of the successful applicants will be female or gender-diverse, and the hiring process will not conclude until this goal has been met. The initial closing date will be at least six weeks after the positions are advertised, and applications will remain open after that if necessary. There will be flexibility in the starting dates for the successful applicants. Women and gender-diverse people are strongly encouraged to apply, as are early-career researchers, recent PhD graduates and PhD students nearing completion.

Research Fellow in Optimisation and Operations Research@Curtin

Closing date: 21 June 2022
Campus: Curtin University, Perth; Curtin Centre for Optimisation and Decision Science
Remuneration: $91,431 – $125,937 p.a. +17% superannuation
Status: Fixed-term full-time research position (4 years)

The Curtin Centre for Optimisation and Decision Science contains 13 full-time staff who specialise in the optimisation and control of complex systems. To continue its growth trajectory, the Centre is seeking a new postdoctoral researcher or senior research fellow to work on demand-driven research projects, conduct high-quality research in mathematical optimisation and operations research, and help drive research funding opportunities. This is a research-focused position reporting to the centre director. The successful candidate will be provided with career development and mentoring opportunities as part of a young, dynamic group in optimisation. The position will suit specialists in operations research and mathematical optimisation, as well as computational mathematicians who are interested in pursuing a demand-driven research pathway.

The Curtin Centre for Optimisation and Decision Science is part of the School of Electrical Engineering, Computing, and Mathematical Sciences, which brings together Curtin University’s expertise in data science, artificial intelligence, and digital technologies. Other major collaborative ventures in the school include the Optus-Curtin Centre of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence, the ARC Industrial Training Centre for Transforming Maintenance through Data Science, the Cisco Centre for Networks, and the Curtin Institute for Computation.

In this role you will:

• Work on optimisation research projects with industry and government partners
• Participate in proposals for research funding and professional consultancy
• Conduct high-quality scholarly research in optimisation and operations research
• Work in partnership with industry and government to translate research findings into real-world impact and commercialisation opportunities
• Supervise and mentor PhD and honours students
• Disseminate research findings through publications in peer-reviewed international journals and through seminars, workshops, and conferences

Why choose Curtin?

• Young, vibrant university that is ranked in the top 300 universities worldwide according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities and QS World University Rankings
• New research centre in optimisation, with external collaborations across all sectors of the economy, including mining, energy, agriculture, defence, and manufacturing
• Balanced university where both fundamental and applied research are valued
• Easily accessible campus with gym, childcare, wellness programs, and medical and counselling services
• Flexible working arrangements
• Located in Perth, the world’s sixth most liveable city according to the 2021 Global Liveability Index by the Economist Group
• Excellent maternity leave arrangements
• One of Australia’s Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 by the Diversity Council of Australia

For further information on Curtin’s employee benefits visit https://about.curtin.edu.au/

We are looking for someone with:

• A doctoral qualification in mathematics or a related area
• A track record of publications in high-quality international journals in optimisation, operations research, or computational mathematics
• A strong theoretical background in computational algorithms, preferably advanced techniques in integer programming and combinatorial optimisation
• Excellent computing skills and experience working with relevant programming languages and platforms such as Julia, Python, and AIMMS
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to explain mathematical concepts to a non-technical audience
• Interest in demand-driven research, consulting, and research commercialisation
• The ability to translate high-level, loosely defined business challenges into precise problem statements that can be tackled using optimisation techniques

Next steps

To apply, please complete the online application form via this link, noting we cannot accept resumes sent to the below email address.

Please provide a cover letter and resume as well as sufficient information and examples relating to the relevant selection criteria (outlined above) to allow us to assess your suitability for the role.

Contact details

If you have any further queries regarding the role, please contact Professor Ryan Loxton, Director, Curtin Centre for Optimisation and Decision Science, r.loxton@curtin.edu.au.

If you have a query in relation to the application process, please contact our careers team on curtincareers@curtin.edu.au.

For more information, please click this link.

Postdoc/Associate (Nonlinear PDE)@Sydney

Closing date: 3 July 2022
Campus: University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus; School of Mathematics and Statistics
Remuneration: Level A: Base Salary $95K–$98K p.a. +17% superannuation
Status: Full time 12 months fixed term (with a possible extension)

Do you want to be part of a vibrant and collegial community of world-class mathematicians and statisticians? Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position on the project “Singular solutions for nonlinear elliptic and parabolic equations”, held by Associate Professor Florica Cirstea, (University of Sydney) and Professor Yihong Du (University of New England). This project has recently been funded by the Australian Research Council.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out collaborative research on this project and we are looking for someone with background in nonlinear partial differential equations with isolated / boundary singularities. The project will focus on the local / global behaviour of singular solutions for general classes of elliptic / parabolic equations with nonlinear source term, along with the existence and classification of the singular behaviour for nonlinear elliptic equations with boundary singularities.
Teaching is not a requirement however opportunities to teach may be available if desired.

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 teaching 74 postgraduate students and 925 equivalent full-time student-load undergraduate students.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

• undertake research in the area of the project
• publish research papers
• demonstrate research excellence
• assist with grant writing and publishing original work.

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 with preference in Partial Differential Equations
• proven published research as sole author or in collaboration
• experience in research record keeping, preparation of research papers and seminars
• the ability to carry out high quality research in the areas of nonlinear analysis and partial differential equations
• a background in elliptic / parabolic equations / fully nonlinear partial differential equations
• a demonstrated ability to conduct high-quality research under limited supervision either independently or as part of a research team
• high level of interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
• a demonstrated ability to complete work in timely fashion and to write up results for publication
• excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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 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

Closing date for applications: 11.59pm, Wednesday 15 June 2022

Please click here to apply.

Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics (Newcastle)

Closing date: 16 June 2022
Campus: The University of Newcastle; School of Engineering
Remuneration: $126,446 FTE + 17% superannuation
Status: Permanent

The School of Information and Physical Sciences at the University of Newcastle (Australia) has an open position in Applied Mathematics at Level C (Senior Lecturer).

More details can be found here: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/unijobs/listing/294232/senior-lecturer-in-applied-mathematics/