Research Fellow in Mathematics and Statistics , University of Sydney , Australia

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Research Fellow in Mathematics and Statistics

Research Fellow in Mathematics and Statistics job with UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY  | 272179

  • Full time 3 years fixed term employment, located on the Camperdown campus at the School of Mathematics and Statistics

  • Opportunity to contribute to research focused on mathematics and statistics and be part of world-class team of mathematicians

  • Base Salary Level B $110K – $131 p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

We are one of the largest mathematical sciences schools in Australia, and the University of Sydney is the only Australian university to have received the highest rating of 5 out of 5 for research in the mathematical sciences in every Australian Research Council Excellence in Research for Australia assessment to date. The University also hosts the Sydney Mathematical Research Institute (SMRI), which attracts leading mathematical scientists from all over the world to do research with Australian collaborators.

The University of Sydney is welcoming applications for a Research Fellow in Mathematics and Statistics. The successful applicant will undertake research in the areas of mathematics or statistics and be affiliated with SMRI. Preference will be given to candidates working in the areas of applied mathematics, or theoretical or applied statistics, and who will be able to build capacity in these areas at SMRI through the organization of seminars, conferences, or outreach activities.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • demonstrate research excellence in mathematics or statistics

  • develop research collaborations

  • assist with grant writing and publishing original work

  • experience in student supervision at the undergraduate and postgraduate level

  • contribute to successful applications for competitive research grants and/ or funding to deliver research impact

  • develop your profile and the profile of SMRI in the areas of applied mathematics or statistics through conferences and seminars

  • enhance relationships with outputs such as research and development, commercialisation, improved practices, and policy development.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Sydney is one of the largest in Australia. It has more than 89 academic staff to supervise research and teaching 74 postgraduate students and 925 equivalent full-time student-load undergraduate students.

To learn more about the School of Mathematics and Statistics click here

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Research Fellow in Mathematics and Statistics who has:

  • a PhD in mathematics or statistics

  • the ability to supervise students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

  • experience in supervising or mentoring others and/or coordinating team activities

  • primary research interests in applied mathematics, or theoretical or applied statistics

  • proven research excellence in these areas

  • demonstrated evidence of independent research ability and potential in an area of applied mathematics, or theoretical or applied statistics

  • experience in research record keeping, preparation of research papers and presentation of seminars

  • demonstrated excellence in written and oral communications skills, interacting with a variety of researchers and stakeholders.

Closing date for applications

  • 11.59pm, Thursday 16 December 2021

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

How to apply

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Helen Efstathiou, Recruitment Consultant. Recruitment Operations, Human Resources on +61 2 8627 7137 or by email

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