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Do you want to be part of a vibrant and collegial community of world-class mathematicians and statisticians? We  are currently seeking to appoint an accomplished academic to the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mathematical Biology . This position has been made possible by the awarding of a Future Fellowship titled “Unravelling the impact of social dynamics on human evolution through mathematical modelling” to Associate Professor Peter Kim. To succeed, you will be a talented and well-qualified mathematical scientist with expertise in any area that  strengthens the School’s profile and/or contributes strategically to university activities, particularly with regard to  the research interests of Associate Professor Peter Kim and the details of his current project. This includes but is  not limited to applied mathematics, mathematical biology, and mathematical modelling. If appointed, you will be expected to make a significant contribution to teaching and learning practice, design and  evaluation within the School/Faculty while continuing to build up research contribution, expertise and impact.  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  Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mathematical Biology who has: 

  • a PhD or near completion, in an academic field relevant to the discipline
  • demonstrated ability to carry out high quality mathematical research in mathematical biology
  • a high level of interpersonal skills including the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
  • a good organisational and administrative skills with attention to detail
  • a high level of written and verbal communication skills
  • an ability to engage productively with biological literature and/or experimental scientists.

About us This position is within the School of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney. The Faculty of Science is one of six faculties operating within the University and includes the Schools of Chemistry, Geosciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, Psychology, the Sydney School of Veterinary Science and the Unit for History and Philosophy of Science. The Faculty stewards a range of research entities including the Sydney Institute of Agriculture and the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, and partners with University-wide research centres including the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC), the Brain and Mind Centre (BMC) and the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology (AINST). 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. The School is world-renowned for its research in pure mathematics, applied mathematics and mathematical statistics. The School attracts a strong body of excellent students as well as a large number of outstanding researchers, many of whom hold Fellowships and grants.  Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australias first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 students. We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us. 

 

How to apply For further information about the position or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application please contact Helen Efstathiou, Recruitment Consultant on +61 2 8627 7137 or recruitment.sea@sydney.edu.au  Please refer to the academic position summary for further details.Job Reference No. 1551/1220F Routine pre-employment probity checks will be carried out for this position. Please note: Visa sponsorship is only available for this position for candidates who are currently located within Australia. Closing date: 11:30pm, Sunday 31 January 2021 (Sydney time) 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. The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment. 

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