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

Research Associate in Mathematics

Job no: 499269

Work type: Fixed term / Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

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 Applied Mathematics at UNSW is one of the largest and most successful in Australia. The School is an active centre for fundamental research and has a particular strength in the area of fractional calculus.

The Research Associate will undertake collaborative research on an ARC-funded Discovery Project entitled: “New mathematics to improve understanding of anomalously diffusing reactions”.

The core of this project is to create a mathematical framework that generalises existing approaches to reaction diffusion modelling, taking into account observations of complicated transport behaviour at many scales, and including the impact of this anomalous transport on reactions. The development of the framework will involve mathematical techniques from a range of areas, including dynamical systems, fractional calculus, and stochastic processes. The project may be approached numerically, analytically, or some combination of both.   


About the role

  • $76K - $102K plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term – 2 years.
  • Full time (35 hours)

The role of Research Associate reports to Dr Christopher Angstmann and has nil direct reports.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Conduct research in mathematical aspects of reaction diffusion modelling.
  • Development of new mathematical models of reactions in complex media.
  • Perform research collaboratively and individually, which will lead to high quality research articles for publication in internationally refereed journals.
  • Assist with the coordination of research activities and actively contribute to research outputs to meet project milestones.
  • Assist with the supervision of research students in the research area where required.
  • Present results of research at conferences and/or workshops relevant to the project.
  • Undertake other research and administration tasks arising from the project.
  • 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

  • PhD, or close to completion, in Mathematics or related field with experience with fractional calculus, modelling, or numerical mathematics.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research with limited supervision.
  • 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.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and students.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • 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. For informal queries, please see the below contact details. 

Otherwise, please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.

Christopher Angstmann


Applications close: April 6th, 2020

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