ARC Research Associate (A)

  • The University of Adelaide
  • Australia, SA
  • Mar 18, 2023
Maths Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

Postdoctoral position in the general area of the interplay between Index Theory, Noncommutative geometry and applications to string theory

Build your research career at the School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences in a world-class research discipline of Pure Mathematics

We are seeking to appoint a recent postdoctoral researcher in Index Theory, Noncommutative geometry and applications to string theory, for the Discovery Project held by Professor Mathai Varghese and funded by the Australia Research Council.

The School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences is a thriving centre of learning, teaching and research, and many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers.

The School of Mathematical Sciences is one of seven schools that make up the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. Pure Mathematics at our university received the top ranking of 5 in the Excellence in Research for Australia ranking of 2018, making it one of the premier departments in the country. It hosts the Institute for Geometry and its Applications ( which is extremely active at organising workshops, lecture series and instructional schools that benefit postgraduate students, early career researchers and other staff.

Collaboration with other researchers and students in the School is also encouraged.

To be successful you will need:

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.
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Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 17th April, 2023.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Sir Thomas Elder Professor Mathai Varghese
ARC Australian Laureate Fellow
E: [email protected]

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The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.


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