PhD position, The University of Melbourne

School of Mathematics and Statistics
The University of Melbourne

A PhD position is available to work with Dr Jesper Ipsen and other members of the Mathematical Physics Group on the ARC DECRA project “Stability and Complexity: New insights from Random Matrix Theory”. The project is in the fields of Random Matrix Theory and Random Fields with a focus on investigating criteria of stability in large complex systems. The research of this project is mainly fundamental in nature, but the successful candidate will also also have the opportunity to investigate potential applications across a wide range of enterprises, including the physical and biological sciences.

Candidates with a strong interest and demonstrated skills in at least one of the following areas are encouraged to apply: Mathematical Physics, Probability Theory, Complex Systems.

Essential Skills/Qualifications 

  • First class Honours, MSc or equivalent 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Demonstrated organisational skills, time management and ability to work to deadlines
  • Demonstrated problem solving abilities and analytical skills
  • The ability to work independently as well as collaboratively as a member of a team

Please direct expressions of interest to Jesper Ipsen at

There is no formal closing date for applications, but those received by April 2021 will receive priority.