Research Associate in Pure Mathematics
University of New South Wales School of Mathematics and Statistics

Research Associate

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Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post Doctoral Research Associate

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The School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW is a leading research mathematics school in Australia and enjoys a strong international reputation. The Department of Pure Mathematics at UNSW is one of the largest and most successful in Australia. It is an active centre for fundamental research and has a particular strength in the area of functional analysis.

The Research Associate will undertake collaborative and self-directed research on an ARC-funded Laureate Fellow Project. This project lies at the intersection of algebra, geometry, and analysis. Broadly, the goal is the development of an analytic foundation for hypoelliptic Laplacians and related operators. Initial investigations will focus on compact Lie groups, with further work looking at general reductive Lie groups, and finally investigations into spectral triples and the development of a Chern character theory.

About the roles

  • $100K - $107K plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term – 12 months
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The role of Research Associate reports to Laureate Professor, Fedor Sukochev and has no direct reports.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Conduct research activities in the spectral theory of hypoelliptic Laplacians, and noncommutative geometry.
  • Provide comprehensive analysis and reports in relation to the research project in a timely and effective manner.
  • Participate in developing of the theory of the hypoelliptic Laplacian.
  • Perform research collaboratively and individually, which will lead to high quality research articles for publication in internationally refereed mathematics journals.
  • Present results of research at conferences and other venues.
  • Coordinate research activities and participate in the setting of future research directions of the project.
  • 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.

About the successful applicant
(Selection Criteria)

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A PhD in a related discipline, and/or relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrated high level analytical and problem solving skills.
  • A significant track record of research publications (relative to career opportunity).
  • Demonstrated capacity to deliver high quality project outcomes in a timely manner.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

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

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Thomas Scheckter


Applications close: April 11th, 2023

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Position Description

Advertised: 14 Mar 2023 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 11 Apr 2023 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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