Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Applied and Computational Mathematics

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Applied and Computational Mathematics

  • Reference number: 231188
  • Term: Fixed-term, full-time basis for two (2) years
  • Remuneration: $91, 258 to $123, 829 (LEVA) p.a. (inclusive $77, 114 to $104, 637 (LEVA) salary p.a.; 17% superannuation and 17.5% recreation leave loading)
  • Location: Gardens Point
  • Open to: Applicants who have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of the fixed-term appointment. In support of our strategic priority of Indigenous Australian success, Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. Please note that current staff wishing to be considered for secondment to this position must seek prior approval from their supervisor before submitting an application.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Applied and Computational Mathematics to join School of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Academic Division.

The School of Mathematical Sciences at QUT is seeking to recruit a postdoctoral research fellow in Applied Mathematics. The position supports research in computational mathematics and mathematical biology, led by Professor Matthew Simpson, through an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant. Candidates with expertise in numerical methods for partial differential equations will be preferred. Expert knowledge in mathematical biology and reaction-diffusion modelling in mathematical biology are desirable. There may an opportunity to teach mathematics units in the school. The successful candidate will work closely with Professor Matthew Simpson to develop and deploy numerical algorithms that solve partial differential equation models describing tissue growth experiments. The position will focus on the generation of new knowledge at the interface of computational mathematics and mathematical biology, with a strong focus on producing high-quality publications in applied and computational mathematics, and mathematical biology.

About us

QUT is a major Australian university with a global outlook and a 'real world' focus. We are an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip our students and graduates with the skills they will need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged world.

The School of Mathematical Sciences (SMS) is a vibrant, multidisciplinary school with teaching and research programs focussed in the fields of Statistics, Operations Research and Applied and Computational Mathematics. There are currently 25 full-time academic staff members employed in the School, including 11 full Professors. Over the past five years four staff members were awarded an ARC Discovery Early Career Award and five staff were awarded ARC Future Fellowship. Three of the School’s Professors are among Australia’s top ten most highly cited researchers in mathematics. School staff include a member of the Australian Academy of Sciences, a winner of the Academy’s 2021 Moran medal, two recipients of national teaching excellence awards in mathematics, and three medallists for research contributions in applied and industrial mathematics. The school offers programs of study at Bachelors, Honours, Masters and PhD levels. Our main degrees are the Bachelor of Mathematics with majors in Statistics, Operations Research and Applied and Computational Mathematics and the Bachelor of Data Science. In November 2019, QUT officially opened the Centre for Data Science which has a vision to be a national and global leader in the development of frontier methods for the use of data to benefit our world. In collaboration with government and industry, this Centre will draw together capability in data science across Australia to solve global challenges across all sectors. The Centre also has a strong remit in education to provide rigorous training of current and future data scientists..

What you need to succeed

  1. Completion of a doctoral qualification in applied mathematics or similar discipline.
  2. Demonstrated experience in analytical and computational techniques for mathematical modelling with partial differential equations.
  3. Demonstrated experience in designing algorithms for solving partial differential equation models.
  4. Independence and the ability to undertake research of the highest academic standard.
  5. Outstanding record of papers published in major international journals relative to career stage.
  6. Ability to communicate about applied mathematics and mathematical modelling effectively in English, both written and verbal.


Life at QUT

We're committed to building a culture that fosters connection between people and purpose. Beyond personal and professional fulfillment, a career at QUT offers:

  • A healthy work-life balance with a blend of on-campus and off-campus work arrangements for applicable positions.
  • Competitive remuneration with up to 17% superannuation.
  • Generous maternity leave including primary carer parental leave of up to 26 weeks (including 17% super).
  • Stay healthy with Fitness Passport and enjoy discounted rates on private health insurance.
  • Leave loading of 17.5%.
  • Purchased Leave Scheme - up to 8 extra weeks.
  • Salary Packaging Scheme for additional superannuation contributions, vehicle leasing, and on-campus services such as childcare, parking, and gyms.
  • Numerous opportunities for professional development including leadership programs and workshops, and our study assistance scheme.
  • Commitment to our Indigenous Australian staff through initiatives such as the Indigenous Australian Staff Network, Cultural and Ceremonial Leave, Staff Development Workshops, and representation on university committees.
  • We see diversity and inclusion as our strengths.
  • Explore more benefits of life at QUT.

Belong at QUT 

We are guided by our values of Ambition, Curiosity, Integrity, Inclusiveness, Innovation, and Academic Freedom and our QUT Connections in our mission to inspire and shape the next generation of change-makers.

In support of our Indigenous Australians Employment Strategy, we aspire to an Indigenous Australian workforce participation of 3.6% and we encourage Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islander people to join us in pursuing a fulfilling career.
We believe in creating safe spaces for inclusivity to flourish and we know that diversity is our strength – see our commitment. If you’re curious, innovative, and ready to experience what a career at QUT can offer, we’re ready to meet you.

Job opens: 23-Jan-2024

Applications Close: 18-Mar-2024 at 11.30pm

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