Graduate Students
September 21, 2016
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Sydney, AUS
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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Integrable Systems and Near- Integrable Nonlinear Systems
School of mathematics and statistics
Faculty of Science
Reference no 1078/0616

Up to three positions available
Work in a highly collaborative research team
Full time, fixed term for 2 years, flexible working arrangements are available, remuneration package: $104K-$111K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super)

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is one of the largest in Australia with research strengths in many areas of mathematics and statistics. The school attracts a strong body of excellent students as well as Australian Research Council (ARC) grants, fellowships, and other competitive external funding.

Applications are sought for up to three Postdoctoral Research Associate (level A) in Integrable Systems and Near-Integrable Nonlinear Systems. The positions are full-time fixed-term for up to two years, and are funded as part of Professor Nalini Joshi’s Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship.

You will be expected to contribute to the success of the project named "Geometric construction of critical solutions of nonlinear systems" which aims to create new mathematical methods to describe critical solutions of nonlinear systems that are ubiquitous in modern science.

This is an opportunity to conduct research in a collaborative research team based at the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sydney. You will also have the opportunity to co-supervise students, and to apply for additional research funding through the competitive grant schemes of the Australian Research Council. More specifically you will work on research-level mathematical problems related to integrable systems and near-integrable non-linear systems.

As a minimum requirement you must have:

doctoral qualifications in mathematics, or equivalent
potential for significant research discovery as evidenced by level of academic achievements, publications and research reports, and evaluation of referees
a good theoretical understanding of integrable systems
demonstrated ability to conduct research/scholarly activities under limited supervision either independently or as a member of a team
good written and verbal communication skills.

Prior research experience in nonlinear analysis, singularity theory, asymptotic analysis, special functions or geometry related to nonlinear and/or integrable systems will be highly regarded.

The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position.

General enquiries can be directed to Dan Kuhner 02 862 70934

CLOSING DATE: 11.30pm 21 September 2016

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.