Could you design the new AustMS logo?

The leading society representing the mathematics profession in Australia is about to undergo a rebrand – and we need your help! 

Mathematics is an incredibly broad topic to cover and we are having difficulty refining exactly what symbols and design elements represent the AustMS’s member base (i.e. you) and mathematics in general. So we’re asking for your help to come up with some ideas to use as a starting point to develop a new visual identity for AustMS.

You can submit a polished design with beautiful colours, or simply describe your idea with a quick sketch and some dot points – we don’t mind. All we ask is something that embodies what the AustMS and mathematics represent to you.

The winner will have the opportunity to work with us here at Miscible to develop, refine and transform their idea into a brand rollout for the AustMS and its members.

Please submit all designs/docs via email to and

Entries close on September 15, 2022.

Good luck!


Postdoctoral Research Fellow@UQueensland

This is a full-time (100%), fixed-term postdoctoral research position for up to 2 years at the Australian Academic Level A or B commensurate with relevant qualifications and experience. The position will be based in The School of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.

This position is funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Project, “Reaching new frontiers of quantum fields and gravity through deformations.”

The project is led by Dr Gabriele Tartaglino-Mazzucchelli at the University of Queensland, together with the associate investigators:
Jock McOrist (University of New England, Australia),
Peter Bouwknegt (Australian National University, Australia),
Savdeep Sethi (University of Chicago, USA),
Alessandro Sfondrini (Padova University, Italy).

For more information about this opportunity, please contact Dr Gabriele Tartaglino Mazzucchelli via and visit the following website.

Applications close on Monday 19 February 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (R-34592). Interviews will be arranged by the end of February.

More details and application link at this page.

Two positions in Statistics: University of Western Australia

Closing date: 19 Feb. 2024
Position: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer
Location: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Western Australia

As the appointee you will, conduct high quality and high impact research in Statistics and related areas. As a passionate advocate for teaching excellence the successful candidate will develop and deliver undergraduate and masters curricula that focus on Statistics and Data Science, as well as contributing to the Department, School, and University community by contributing to service activities.

You will display enthusiasm for scholarship, capacity for academic leadership, willingness to engage with industry and other Departments and Schools within the university, and a strong desire to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

More information & apply:

Principal Consultant @Atturra

Close date: 29 February 2024
Position: Principal Consultant
Duration: permanent

Atturra’s Data & Analytics practice combine Atturra capabilities and key partnerships to take the lead in consulting and solutions across the data, analytics and AI spectrum. Using all forms of data and the right analytics, we help clients realise greater agility and resilience by increasing confidence in the decisions they make. This allows our clients to improve business performance using solutions that combine human expertise with smart technology.

This role will involve working on deep quantitative problems, including the design and development of original algorithms which may leverage techniques from a variety of disciplines. You will be working with a team of experts from a variety of technical backgrounds, with our collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach being key to tackling important problems.

We’re particular interested in talking to mathematicians with Wolfram Language/Mathematica skills. Security clearance to work on Australian federal government and defence projects is highly desirable; but in the absence of this, you’ll need Australian citizenship and a willingness to apply for relevant security clearances.

In this role, you will:

Full details at the link below. (Please ignore the date at the top of the link below if it still says 20 Jan 2024. We are interested in talking to people through to the end of Feb 2024, and working on fixing that glitch in the ad.)

CEO of Simon Marais Maths. Competition

Position: CEO, Simon Marais Mathematics Competition — Remote location, 0.6 FTE equivalent. 
Location: Simon Marais Mathematics Competition Ltd.
Salary: FTE Salary (inc. 11% superannuation) A$200k; i.e. A$120k for 0.6 FTE.
Duration: Contract of up to 5 years with the possibility of extension subject to funding.
Closing date: 31 March 2024


The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) reports to and collaborates with the Board. The CEO’s primary tasks encompass fostering and strengthening relationships with universities, mathematics associations, sponsors, and stakeholders globally and within Australia. Of equal importance, the CEO is accountable for the Competition’s effective operation. This includes interacting with an academic oversight committee, directly supervising administrative tasks, optimising organisational resources, and implementing best-practice business management and governance. Such responsibility extends to financial processes and procedures. Leveraging networks, the CEO will aim to enhance the Competition’s participation growth.

Overview of Simon Marais Mathematics Competition Limited (‘SMMC’):

SMMC was established as an Australian-registered charity in 2017. It is supported through philanthropic donations, principally a long-term funding commitment from the Marais family. The objectives of the Competition are to encourage creative mathematical problem-solving among undergraduate students, identify talented students across many regions of the world, and promote healthy competition among students and universities. It also aims to forge links between academics involved in the Competition. To those ends, the core activity of SMMC is to hold an annual competition, currently across two divisions in the Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa.

Job description:

– Lead the activities involved in running an annual undergraduate mathematics competition.
– Lead a reputable not-for-profit organisation to implement strategic plans and develop best practice governance and management.
– Support the work of an academic oversight body and integrate their recommendations regarding academic aspects of the Competition. 
– Support the work of the Problem Committee, key to the reputation of the Competition.
– Lead a combination of direct and indirect staff, volunteers and other stakeholders.
– Work with a supportive Board, as well as major donors and sponsors.
– Utilise your relationship, commercial and partnership skills to maintain and grow the Competition, and manage and deliver on budgets.

What previous experience or knowledge would be advantageous?
– Proven expertise in best practice governance and management of not-for-profit organisations, including financial oversight.
– A good understanding of the Australian university mathematics community, either through previous employment or collaboration, or as the holder of a tertiary degree with a strong mathematical component.
– A track record of constructive interaction with donors and sponsors.

How to apply

– You must be an Australian citizen or able to work in Australia.
– Send applications, including a cover letter addressing key functions and criteria, as well as your CV to:
Dr Suhas Nayak (SMMC), via e-mail at

Multiple positions in Mathematics@Monash

Location: Monash University, Clayton campus
Department: Mathematics
Levels: B, C, D
Duration: ongoing positions
Closing Date: 15 March 2024

The School of Mathematics at Monash University invites applications for the positions of Lecturer / Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor. There are currently 5 positions available.

Candidates will be expected to have an outstanding research record and help our drive for excellence in teaching and research across the School. Exceptional candidates in any area of mathematics will be considered, but areas that are of specific interest include combinatorics, topology, optimisation, numerical analysis, machine learning, mathematical physics, and statistical learning. Of particular interest are candidates with connections to AI and Data Science, an area that the School is actively looking to grow.

Applicants MUST use the links provided in the job advertisement below to apply.

For more information or to apply please see here.

Lecturer in Statistics @Murdoch

Closing date: 18 January 2024
Campus: Murdoch University; School of Mathematics, Statistics, Chemistry and Physics
Remuneration: Level B
Status: Continuous, full time

The School of Mathematics, Statistics, Chemistry and Physics is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Statistics at Level B. Applicants should have a PhD in statistics or a closely related discipline, or evidence of imminent submission or current examination of PhD thesis. The successful candidate will be expected to develop scholarly research outputs and professional activities relevant to the discipline and contribute to the teaching of the discipline through the preparation and delivery of lectures, tutorials, other types of teaching activities, and supervision of honours and postgraduate students.

For more information, and to apply, see:

Research Fellow in Computational Statistics @Wollongong

Location: The School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics, University of Wollongong
Employment Type: Fixed Term, 2 years
Duration:Level B
Closing Date: 14 January 2024

We are seeking a highly-motivated Research Fellow to conduct research in statistical methodology, statistical computing, and machine learning within the initiative “Bayesian Spatio-Temporal Analysis and Statistical Computation in Very High Dimensional Problems”. The applicant will work with Distinguished Professor Noel Cressie, Professor Sumeetpal Singh, and Associate Professor Andrew Zammit-Mangion at the National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA) at the University of Wollongong, Australia, to (i) devise and implement effective Bayesian computational strategies, such as Markov Chain Monte Carlo and Sequential Monte Carlo, for high-dimensional statistical models such as Bayesian neural networks, and (ii) apply developed methodologies to recently-developed Bayesian neural network architectures.

Learn more about this position and apply:

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Mathematics @Newcastle

Closing date: 22 January 2024
Campus: University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus
Remuneration: Academic Level B or C
Status: Full-time, Continuing

The School of Information and Physical Sciences is seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Mathematics. The candidate will contribute to a dynamic, transdisciplinary and globally competitive research environment through research collaboration, external grant income, the delivery of high-quality publications and the recruitment and supervision of higher degree research students.

The successful candidate will contribute to a lively, passionate and internationally recognised teaching environment through curriculum development, innovative course delivery, excellent student engagement and leadership of evidence-based innovation in teaching and outreach.

The ideal applicant will have a strong research background in mathematics and an interest in math education.

For more information, see or contact

2 Postdocs in Number Theory @UNSW

Location: UNSW Sydney, School of Mathematics and Statistics
Employment Type: Postdoctoral
Duration: Fixed-term 2 years
Remuneration:  Level D, Step 6
Closing Date: 15 January 2025

There are two open two-year postdoc positions at the University of New South Wales in the area of number theory. These positions are supported by ARC DP grants and successful candidates will work under the supervision of Bryce Kerr, Alina Ostafe and Igor Shparlinski.

Women and candidates from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply, please visit job 522088 and job 522082.

Association of Australian Mathematics Students (AAMS) Launch

At the recent AustMS meeting in Brisbane, a new student association within AustMS was launched. AAMS will be student run and entirely focused on student centric activities. The fundamental and most important objectives of AAMS are to provide support to mathematics students in their studies and research, and to promote and bolster their mathematical knowledge. AAMS’ motto is “empowering the mathematical minds of the future”. All student members of AustMS are now members of AAMS and membership will be free.