PhD scholarship. Mathematical analysis of a novel method of mineral fractionation
University of Newcastle

The School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Closing date: 31st March 2020

The School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at University of Newcastle is recruiting a PhD student to work as part of a team led by Associate Professor Jeff Hogan and Laureate Professor Kevin Galvin as part of the ARC 2020 Discovery Project “Enhanced fractionation of mineral particles according to density”. This is cross-disciplinary research involving the application of advanced mathematical techniques to a problem in particle separation, relevant to the resources industry.

A scholarship of AU$28,092 (tax-exempt) is available to support living expenses for up to 3 years.

For further details of the project, see

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must

  • have an excellent academic record in Honours in mathematics or a related discipline. Candidates with Masters by Research or Masters by Coursework degree are preferred.
  • have a strong mathematical background.
  • meet The University of Newcastle’s entry requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy, including English language requirements.
  • be willing to apply for internal and external travel grants and other available research support funding.
  • be willing to work in both theoretical and laboratory environments, reflecting the cross-disciplinary nature of the research.
  • be willing to travel to local and international research meetings.

Expertise in one or more of the areas of Harmonic Analysis, Optimisation, Numerical Analysis or Signal Processing is desirable.

Programming skills in MATLAB or python are desirable.

Women and applicants from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application procedure

Send a cover letter, academic transcripts, CV, statement of your research interests and suitability for this position, and contact details of two academic referees to

Applications close 31 March 2020 or until the position is filled.

Expression of interest deadline: 31/3/2020

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