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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer – Applied Mathematics

School of Mathematics and Statistics
UNSW

Closing Date: 8th March 2021

The School of Mathematics and Statistics currently has more than sixty continuing academic staff and more than thirty research staff as well as visiting academics. UNSW is the only university in Australia to be ranked in the top 100 in the world in Mathematics and Statistics by each of the four ranking bodies: CWTS Leiden, ARWU, USNews, QS. The School embodies a broad range of research interests in the areas of applied and pure mathematics and statistics. In Applied Mathematics, the School has particular research strengths in Mathematical Modelling and Biomathematics, Computational Mathematics, Dynamical Systems and Integrability, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Nonlinear Phenomena, Optimisation, Fractional Calculus, and Stochastic Modelling. More broadly, the School also has research strengths in Algebra and Number Theory, Bayesian and Monte Carlo Methods, Biostatistics and Ecology, Combinatorics, Data Science, Finance and Risk Analysis, Functional and Harmonic Analysis, Geometry, Mathematical Physics, Nonparametric Statistics, and Stochastic Analysis. The School is also expanding its teaching and research programs in Data Science. The School’s research groups are interconnected, with frequent interactions between groups and with other schools and faculties both within and outside UNSW.

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer conducts research in areas that align with the research strengths in the School; and contributes actively to the School’s teaching activities across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

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

About the role

  • Level B – $109K – $128K plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Level C – $132k – $152k – plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term – 5 years CTT (Convertible Tenure Track)
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer reports to the Head of School via the Head of Department.

Specific responsibilities for this role include

LEVEL B – Lecturer

  • Actively carry out research in an area of applied mathematics that aligns with the research strengths in the School, with a view to publication in influential and high-impact scholarly journals. Mathematicians working at the interface of applied mathematics and data science are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Work both collaboratively and independently on research grant proposals and applications to national competitive grant agencies and other funding bodies.
  • Develop research collaborations within the School as well as links with other groups on campus and with industry.
  • Develop research collaborations nationally and internationally.
  • Actively disseminate research findings at seminars and conferences within the School, the UNSW environment, nationally and internationally.
  • Supervise Honours and Masters Course Work projects; and supervise PhD and Masters Research students.
  • Teach mathematics courses to a range of audiences at the University.
  • Teach specialist Honours and Masters level courses.
  • Contribute to the design and delivery of the School’s teaching programs and courses.
  • Actively participate in School activities and demonstrate an ability and willingness take on leadership roles in the School.
  • Undertake administrative duties as specified by the Head of School and participate in School,
  • Faculty and/or University committees as required.
  • Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct.
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

LEVEL C – Senior Lecturer (in addition to the above)

  • Significant role in research projects including, where appropriate, leadership of a research team.
  • Perform senior administrative duties as specified by the Head of Department or Head of School.
  • Assume a major role in planning or committee work.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

LEVEL B – Lecturer

  • PhD or equivalent qualification in relevant mathematics sciences.
  • Demonstrated research ability in an area of Applied Mathematics or Data Science, which aligns with the research directions in the School.
  • Evidence of effective teaching experience.
  • Evidence of research group collaborations.
  • Capacity to conduct productive research at an international level.
  • Strong publication record in top, peer-reviewed journals.
  • A record, or demonstrated ability, of success in external research funding.
  • Ability to supervise PhD students.
  • Experience in student supervision including, for example, Honours and Masters and vacation scholar projects.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent leadership skills, including competence in modelling behaviours that align with the University’s values and the ability to foster these in staff, students and the broader University community.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

LEVEL C – Senior Lecturer (in addition to the above)

  • A substantial record of publications in top, peer-reviewed journals
  • Evidence of supervision of PhD students
  • Strong dedication to independent research and research leadership
  • Demonstrated record of competitive external research funding
  • Strong track record of successful postgraduate supervision

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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 jesper.ipsen@unimelb.edu.au.

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

Lecturer (Level B) in Applied Mathematics

School of Environment and Science
Griffith University

Closing Date: 15th February 2021

A Lecturer is expected to make contributions to the teaching effort of the University and to carry out activities to maintain and develop scholarly, research and/or professional activities relevant to the discipline.  A Lecturer is expected to carry out independent and/or team research and may supervise postgraduate research students.The position will commence with a predominantly Teaching profile of which the appointee will be required to undertake teaching in their area of expertise (Applied Mathematics),and contribute to the School’s teaching and scholarship outcomes including teaching excellence and engagement activities.

This is a continuing, fulltime position based at the Nathan campus. Griffith is a multi-campus university and therefore it is understood that this position will work across campuses as required.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Senior Lecturer (Level C) in Applied Mathematics

School of Environment and Science
Griffith University

Closing Date: 15th February 2021

A Lecturer is expected to make contributions to the teaching effort of the University and to carry out activities to maintain and develop scholarly, research and/or professional activities relevant to the discipline.  A Lecturer is expected to carry out independent and/or team research and may supervise postgraduate research students.A Senior Lecturer is expected to make significant contributions to the teaching effort of the Department/School and Academic Group and play a major role in scholarship, research and/or professional activities.  A Senior Lecturer is expected to make independent and original contributions to research which have significant impact on the field of expertise.

The position will commence with a Teaching and Research profile of which the appointee will be required to undertake teaching and research in their chosen area of expertise (Applied Mathematics),  as well as contribute to the School/Centre/Institute’s teaching outcomes supporting teaching excellence and research outcomes including alignment with relevant Centre/Institutes research agendas, publications and research success, and higher degree research supervision and completions, and engagement activities.

This is a continuing, fulltime position based at the Nathan campus. Griffith is a multi-campus university and therefore it is understood that this position will work across campuses as required.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mathematical Biology

School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Sydney

Closing Date: 31st January 2021

Do you want to be part of a vibrant and collegial community of world-class mathematicians and statisticians? We  are currently seeking to appoint an accomplished academic to the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mathematical Biology . This position has been made possible by the awarding of a Future Fellowship titled “Unravelling the impact of social dynamics on human evolution through mathematical modelling” to Associate Professor Peter Kim

To succeed, you will be a talented and well-qualified mathematical scientist with expertise in any area that  strengthens the School’s profile and/or contributes strategically to university activities, particularly with regard to  the research interests of Associate Professor Peter Kim and the details of his current project. This includes but is  not limited to applied mathematics, mathematical biology, and mathematical modelling. 

If appointed, you will be expected to make a significant contribution to teaching and learning practice, design and  evaluation within the School/Faculty while continuing to build up research contribution, expertise and impact.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Mathematics: Coding Theory for Distributed Computation

Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis
Aalto University

Closing Date: 25th January 2021

The School of Science, Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis is looking for a

Postdoctoral Researcher in Mathematics: Coding Theory for Distributed Computation

The Algebra and Discrete Mathematics Research Group in the Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis is looking for a postdoctoral candidate in the area of mathematical coding theory and its applications to distributed computation, including applications to remote healthcare. The work will be carried out under the supervision of Prof. Camilla Hollanti, within her Algebra, Number Theory, and Applications (ANTA) Group. The ANTA Group believes in diversity, mutual respect, exchange of ideas and carrying out research together as a team. The candidate will also participate in collaboration with Nokia Bell Labs Finland. 

Preference will be given to candidates with strong knowledge in linear algebra and coding theory, preferably holding a PhD degree in Mathematics. Skills related to distributed computation and data preprocessing are considered an asset. An excellent command of English is required.

The position is for one year, with an option to continue for a second year. The position will start in April 2021 (negotiable). The initial salary is €3662 and the contract includes occupational health care and social security benefits.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Tibra Foundation Chair in Mathematical Sciences

School of Mathematics and Statistics
The University of Wollongong

Closing Date: 8th February 2021

  • Permanent/continuing full-time appointment
  • Professor in Computational Statistics
  • Level E: $182,845 + 17% superannuation

This prestigious named Professorial Research Fellowship has been created through a major philanthropic gift from the Tibra Foundation to the University of Wollongong. The shared vision of both organisations is to build an internationally recognised hub of excellence in mathematical and statistical sciences at the University.

For the first five years, the position is fully funded by the Tibra Foundation, and will be at least 80% research, complemented by some outreach and research-relevant teaching activities. At the completion of the first five years, the position will revert to a continuing Professorial teaching and research position.

The Chair will establish and lead a world-leading research program in the area of computational statistics and applications, a component of UOW’s major Data and Decision Sciences Network initiative.

The Chair will contribute to the Tibra Foundation’s mission of promoting the critical role of Maths and Stats in society, and UOW’s teaching and research programs in mathematical sciences through targeted outreach activities, including public lectures and prize-award events, and through participation in and organisation of scientific events. The successful candidate will contribute to SMAS’ teaching through a light load of higher-level relevant undergraduate, honours and masters topics, and undertake some undergraduate and postgraduate research supervision. They will contribute to the promotion of mathematical and statistical skills and thinking in the wider community through mentoring of nominated scholars.

The position will be based in the School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics (SMAS), and the Professorial Fellow will be a member of UOW’s high performing National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA). NIASRA incorporates five research centres: the Centre for Bioinformatics and Biometrics; Centre for Environmental Informatics; the Centre for Sample Survey Methodology; the Statistical Consulting Centre; and the newly established Centre for Health and Social Analytics. It is supported its own dedicated High-Performance Computing facility and IT support. NIASRA’s objective is to achieve excellence in applied statistics research by undertaking high-quality and high-impact research, consulting, and professional education and training in advanced statistical methodology.

You will be prompted to respond to a selection criteria questionnaire as part of the application process.

For further information about this position, please contact Senior Professor Aidan Sims (Head of School) on +61 2 4221 5003 or +61 418 122 888, or at asims@uow.edu.au.

Gender equity in the mathematical sciences is genuinely important to us. We strongly encourage women to apply for this Chair. Approximately 33% of current SMAS staff are women—we aim for 50%.

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Emerging Infectious Diseases

CSIRO

Closing Date: 16th January 2021

CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system. CERC Postdoctoral Fellows are appointed for three years or part time equivalent.

Emerging infectious diseases are of global concern, as highlighted by the COVID-19 global pandemic. More than 75% of emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic in origin (transmitted from animals to humans), and their incidence has tripled over the past 30 years. The increase of outbreaks been driven by a variety of factors including human encroachment into wildlife habitats, increasing urbanisation and climate change; Asia in particular is a global hotspot for zoonotic infectious disease emergence. CSIRO and JCU have partnered to build a research programme on emerging infectious diseases, focussing in Northern Australia and the IndoPacific region.

The focus of this position is on developing a digital decision support platform for detection and monitoring of emerging and neglected tropical diseases in Northern Australia and the IndoPacific region. The successful candidate is also expected to contribute more broadly to the overall research programme, based on their skills and interests.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Oxford Protein Informatics group
Department of Statistics
University of Oxford

Closing Date: 8th January 2021

Grade 8: £41,526- £49,553 p.a. 

There is an exciting new opportunity in the Oxford Protein Informatics group for a postdoctoral researcher to work in collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim. We are recruiting to the vacancy now, for someone to start as soon as possible. You will carry out research in the area of immunoinformatics, in a dynamic and collaborative group and department, where our research is world-leading.

We need you to hold a relevant PhD/DPhil and to have programming experience. Your track record will include working with protein data in particular knowledge of antibody and/or general protein engineering. Interested in working in immunoinformatics, you will be an excellent communicator with an appreciation of the different working environments on offer in industry and academia.

Queries about this post should be addressed to Professor Charlotte Deane (deane@stats.ox.ac.uk ) or Dr Dan Nissley (daniel.nissley@stats.ox.ac.uk).

This post is fixed-term for three years, in the first instance.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The School of Mathematics and Physics
University of Queensland

Closing date: 18th December 2020

This opportunity is for a postdoctoral research fellow to conduct research on the Australian Research Council funded Discovery Project Towards Logarithmic Representation Theory of W-algebras.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

For more information and to apply, click here.