Research Fellow in Mathematics and Physics
University of Queensland
Australia

Research Fellow

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Area:Faculty of Science
Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level B1 ($99,542.80 - $118,206.73)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

The School of Mathematics and Physics

The School of Mathematics and Physics is internationally recognised for its teaching and research excellence. Many staff members in the school have won university and national awards for their teaching innovation and excellence.  Details of the teaching and research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the School’s web site at http://www.smp.uq.edu.au/ 

The School of Mathematics and Physics has a total of 110 full-time academic staff members, and 21 professional staff who provide professional, technical and administrative support. The School teaches a comprehensive undergraduate program in science, mathematics, statistics, and physics, as well as performing service teaching for students of engineering and the life sciences. There is also an extensive postgraduate research program, which currently has more than 100 Research Higher Degree students enrolled.

About This Opportunity

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture has been funded for 7 years, ending December 2027. This position will work with the School of Mathematics and Physics with Professor Diane Donovan and other members of the Centre of Excellence research group.

The primary purpose of this position is to apply mathematical techniques to study properties of genetic networks for plants. The aim is to explore relationships within the network, mapping genotypes to phenotypes. The focus will be on illuminating and interpreting physical relationships in terms of theoretical constructs within complex graphical networks.

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.

Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate will have a PhD in discrete mathematics, or a related field along with demonstrated ability to carry out research in the field of discrete mathematics, design theory and graph theory, with strong knowledge of relevant computational methods.

Visa sponsorship may be available for this appointment.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position at Research Academic level B.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $99,542.80 - $118,206.73, plus super of up to 17%. 

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File SMP-CoE-position-description-academic Level B_4E8E (1).pdf

Our Selection Process

Please note that Interviews have been scheduled for the week commencing 17 May 2021 at The University of Queensland's St Lucia campus.

The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring all candidates are provided with the opportunity to attend the panel interviews, however, for those candidates who are unable to attend in person, video interview options will be available.   

Questions?

To discuss this role please contact Diane Donovan: dmd@maths.uq.edu.au

For application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

Advertised: 01 Apr 2021

Applications close: 29 Apr 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time


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