Postdoc position — stochastic modelling

School of Mathematics and Statistics

Closing Date: 10 May 2021

Research Associate to undertake collaborative and self-directed research on an ARC-funded Discovery Project titled “The mathematics of stochastic transport and signalling in cells”. The aim of the project is to develop new stochastic mathematical models of the dynamics of protein transport and cell signalling.

The mathematics will link macro scale biological observations to micro scale molecular movements to characterise the relative role that different components and processes play. Expected outcomes are robust mathematical analyses of the transient dynamics of closed, finite capacity queueing networks and biological insight into the major control mechanisms in cellular insulin signalling. A major objective is the development of methods to quantitatively compare the time courses of stochastic measurements with the outputs of stochastic mathematical models, with a view to driving parameter inference and model selection in these systems.

The position is based at UNSW Sydney and is for up to 3 years. Applications close on May 10, 2021.

Women and people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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Please contact Adelle Coster,, for more information.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

University of Oxford

Closing Date: 12th March 2021

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Assistant, to join our group at the Department of Statistics. The Postdoctoral Research Assistant will be carrying out research for the ERC project General Theory for Big Bayes, reporting to Professor Judith Rousseau. They will provide guidance to junior members of the research group such as PhD students, and/or project volunteers. The aim of this project is to develop a general theory for the analysis of Bayesian methods in complex and high (or infinite) dimensional models which will cover not only fine understanding of the posterior distributions but also an analysis of the output of the algorithms used to implement the approaches. The main objectives of the project are (briefly): 1) Asymptotic analysis of the posterior distribution of complex high dimensional models 2) Interactions between the asymptotic theory of high dimensional posterior distributions and computational complexity. We will also enrich these theoretical developments by 3) strongly related domains of applications, namely neuroscience, terrorism and crimes and ecology.

The postholder will hold or be close to completion of a PhD/Dphil in statistics together with relevant experience. They will have the ability to manage own academic research and associated activities and have previous experience of contributing to publications/presentations. They will contribute ideas for new research projects and research income generation. Ideally, the postholder will also have experience in theoretical properties of Bayesian procedures and/or approximate Bayesian methods.

Queries about this post should be addressed to professor Judith Rousseau

This post is fixed-term until three years

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 12 March 2021 will be considered.

Interviews will be held on 29 March 2021.

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

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

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Computational Statistics and Statistical Machine Learning

University of Oxford

Closing Date: 26th February 2021

Applications are invited for a full-time postdoctoral research assistant in computational statistics and statistical machine learning to work on the development and theoretical analysis of novel scalable methods for inference and learning.

For challenging high-dimensional problems, standard inference techniques such as Markov chain Monte Carlo methods are too computational intensive. Techniques such as variational methods have become prominent but are much less well-understood theoretically. The objective of this project is to develop novel scalable methods for inference and learning in high-dimensional scenarios and to analyze theoretically the resulting algorithms: consistency, non-asymptotic generalization bounds etc.

The main duties and responsibilities of the postholder will include conducting original research in the project area, developing novel scalable methods for Bayesian inference, developing theoretical and empirical frameworks for analysing the developed methodologies, publishing outcomes of research and disseminate research findings in talks at suitable seminars, workshops and conferences.

Applicants are sought who already have, or are close to the completion of, a doctorate in Applied Probability, Statistics or affiliated discipline. The successful candidate will have significant relevant experience in the development and study of inference and learning schemes and the ability to conduct and complete high-quality research independently, collaborate effectively with PIs and project partners. They will be able to communicate results effectively and supervise the research of DPhil students or junior researchers attached to the project.

Queries about the post should be addressed to Professor Arnaud Doucet at

This post is fixed-term for 18 months and no longer than 31 December 2022.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 26 February 2021 will be considered.

Interviews will be held on 15 March 2021.

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.

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 ( ) or Dr Dan Nissley (

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.

The Esmée Fairbairn Junior Research Fellowship in Mathematics

New College
University of Oxford

Closing Date: 10th December 2020

The College invites applications for this post, which is tenable for a fixed period of three years from 1 October 2021 based in New College, Oxford. The person appointed will be expected to undertake their own independent and original academic research in Mathematics. The Fellowship is open to those who have already acquired a first degree, and who at the time of appointment have completed at least two years’ study for a PhD/DPhil.

Candidates may not previously have held a Junior Research Fellowship or comparable appointment.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (4 Positions)

University of Melbourne
The School of Mathematics and Statistics

Closing Date: 1st December 2020

The School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne has four two-year research positions available for exceptional early career researchers in the mathematical sciences, whose research has the potential to have a significant impact, either in fundamental research or toward practical applications. The School maintains activity in all areas of the mathematical sciences, and the positions can be related to any area.

The successful applicants are expected to have the potential to lead a vigorous research program in their area with the promise of significant impact. The University of Melbourne is located in one of the greatest cities in the world, provides ample opportunities for the supervision of strong Master’s and PhD level research students and offers a wide range of opportunities for research collaborations within the School, the Faculty of Science as well as the broader University community.

The School has an ongoing commitment to improving our gender balance and has demonstrated success with a recruitment program that is focussed on creating gender balance and diversity. Women and persons belonging to minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply for these positions.

These positions are full-time fixed-term for 2 years.  Applicants must have existing working rights in Australia and the ability to travel to Melbourne to be eligible to apply.

For more information and to apply, click here.