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.

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How to apply

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

Please click here to apply.