Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Pure Mathematics University of Adelaide, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences Australia

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Pure Mathematics


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Job no: 497347

Work type: Fixed term - Full-time

Location: Adelaide

Categories: Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences, Level A, Level B

  • Prestigious international university
  • Wide range of employee benefits
  • ARC-funded project entitled ‘Advances in Index Theory’


The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia's third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.


University of Adelaide employees enjoy a range of benefits and favourable work conditions that include opportunities for career development and advancement. 


The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is one of five faculties at the University of Adelaide. It is a centre for learning, teaching and research in a vast range of engineering disciplines, computer science and high level mathematics. Academic staff are world leaders in their fields of consulting, advanced fundamental and applied research. Graduates are highly regarded by employers. The faculty offers an intellectually exciting and innovative environment in which to work. 


The School of Mathematical Sciences is one of the seven Schools that make up the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. 


Pure Mathematics received the top ranking of 5 in ERA 2015, make it one of the premier departments in the country.  It hosts the Institute for Geometry and its Applications, ( which is extremely active at organising workshops, lecture series and instructional schools that benefit HDR students, ECRs and other staff.


Collaboration with other researchers and students in the school is also encouraged.


Salary: (Level A with PhD) $83,307 to $89,425, (Level B) $94,135 to $111,788 per annum. (1 position available)


Superannuation: An employer contribution of 9.5% applies.


Term of position: This fixed-term contract is available from March 1st 2018 for up to 5 years.


Position requirements


To be successful you should have:

  • A PhD in Pure Mathematics or Mathematical Physics (if thesis submission is pending, state expected submission date).
  • Demonstrated strong research capability, in terms of publications in geometric analysis or related areas.
  • The potential to develop a strong publication record in the general area of the project or related areas.
  • A strong background in geometric analysis, or related areas.
  • Considerable initiative and the ability to work independently when required and to collaborate with other researchers in the school.


Please address and upload your responses to the selection criteria / 'Knowledge and Experience' section of the position description within the online application. For additional information and tips on how to address the selection criteria, please go to:


If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Elder Professor Mathai Varghese, email: 


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Closing date: 30 November 2017.


The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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Advertised: 25 Aug 2017 12:00 AM Cen. Australia Standard Time

Applications close:30 Nov 2017 11:55 PM Cen. Australia Daylight Time

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