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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.

Statistical Modeller

Telethon Kids Institute

Closing Date: 4th December 2020

Telethon Kids Institute has a unique opportunity for a skilled Statistical Modeller to join the Geospatial Health and Development (GHD) Team.  GHD is a new and growing team, whose mission is to generate innovative methods to understand major infectious diseases including COVID-19 and malaria, to support effective planning of disease control on a national and international scale.

This is a 12 month full-time position at academic level A (either Post-doc or RA). It would require general analysis and modelling skills in R, and would be ideally suited to someone who likes building bespoke Bayesian models in greta, Stan, JAGS, or similar.

You would be working with a large team of mathematical and statistical modellers who have been contributing to Australia’s response to the pandemic. You can read about some of this previous work here.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Lecturer in Data Science and Statistics

The School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Melbourne

Closing Date: 15th December 2020

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is seeking to expand its expertise in data science and contemporary statistics.

The successful applicant is expected to develop and maintain a high-level research program in data science and statistics. Beyond the Data Science and Statistics groups, the University of Melbourne provides an outstanding environment in which to develop innovative research in data science and statistics, with opportunities for collaborations in the Melbourne Centre for Data Science, with machine learning and bioinformatics researchers in Computing and Information Systems, biostatisticians in Population and Global Health, big data research in genomics in the Melbourne Integrative Genomics research hub as well as applied and theoretical approaches to big data in the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS). The School has excellent computing facilities and access to both local and cloud high performance computing clusters.

The candidate should also have a strong commitment to teaching and the supervision of research students. Teaching will occur within the School of Mathematics and Statistics undergraduate and MSc programs, and the applicant will be expected to teach statistics and its applications to a variety of audiences. They are also expected to supervise research students at undergraduate, MSc and PhD levels in data science and statistics.

To be considered for this role you will have completed a PhD or equivalent research higher degree in statistics or related discipline and demonstrated research excellence in relation to career stage.

This is a full-time fixed-term position for 3 years.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Chair of the Department of Mathematics

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Closing Date: 22nd January 2021

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), ranked as the top young U.S. university for the second year in a row by the Times Higher Education, invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Mathematics, following a pause due to the pandemic.

UAB is a Carnegie level 1 research university and leader among comprehensive public universities with an academic medical center, offering a world-class education to a diverse student population that prepares the nation’s future citizens and leaders. The Department of Mathematics is well poised for significant growth under the leadership of the new Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, following its recent move into the new University Hall building completed in 2019. The Chair of Mathematics will chart the direction for the future of UAB’s signature core curriculum through inspiring new pedagogical approaches to improve student success rates in core math courses. There will be significant opportunity for a faculty cluster hire to start new programs and expand advanced degree programs. The new Chair will lead efforts to raise the department’s research profile through collaborations across the College and the hiring of new faculty. Last year, UAB had over $600 million in research expenditures. Since the inception of the College of Arts and Sciences in 2010, twelve new degree programs have been established and more than 109 new faculty have been hired.

The College and the faculty are interested in creating an environment that will encourage collaboration and build bridges between mathematics and computer science, physics, actuarial science, genomics, engineering and emerging fields that are hugely data intensive. The Chair will collaborate with peers to explore new instructional opportunities and to use emerging technologies to promote digital literacy and provide equal educational opportunities to all students. The faculty are passionate about new opportunities for mathematics research and education stemming from our technology intensive society and preparing students to apply mathematics in their pursuit of diverse careers.

Administrative responsibilities will include fiscal responsibility, departmental administration, overseeing the accreditation process and compliance with professional organization requirements. The new Chair will be expected to maintain a distinguished research and scholarship activity, with excellent administrative support to assist with departmental responsibilities.

University of Alabama at Birmingham is the single largest employer in Alabama and home to the third largest public academic medical center in the country. There are more than 23,000 employees and the annual economic impact for the state exceeds $5 billion. At the heart of UAB’s 50-year history is a thriving partnership with Birmingham. Together, accomplishments have been historical. The University has enjoyed record enrollment for the fifth consecutive year, with a Fall of 2020 enrollment at 22,563. Federal research funding is at an all-time high and the footprint of UAB continues to grow with new state-of-the-art buildings lining University Boulevard and expanding the campus.

Birmingham is within driving distance to Atlanta, Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans. The “Magic City” is noted for its vibrant music scene, fine dining, warm weather, a culture embracing diversity and great schools.

A more detailed profile for this search with information about the University, job responsibilities and qualifications for the position can be found here.

Nominations, Applications and Expressions of Interest

For best consideration, applications and nominations should be received by January 22, 2021, although expressions of interest will be considered until the position is filled.

Application materials must include:

  1. A letter of interest stating how the candidate’s experience is applicable to the position, opportunities and challenges, qualifications, and personal attributes expressed in the leadership profile;
  2. A detailed curriculum vitae;
  3. Names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of five professional references, including the candidate’s professional relationship with each of these individuals. References will not be contacted until after semi-finalist interviews and with the candidate’s prior consent; and
  4. The names of three individuals who could prepare letters of reference in support of the application.

To be considered, applicants MUST apply through the University of Alabama at Birmingham career opportunities portal.