Ref: 10552
Faculty/School: School of Mathematics and Statistics
Location: Kensington Campus
Work Arrangement: Full-time, fixed-term for two years

Salary: $83K- $89K per year (plus up to 17% superannuation and leave loading)
Closing Date: 5 March 2015

·         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.

About the role

The appointee will provide scientific support to an ARC research project entitled “Fast algorithms for zeta functions of algebraic varieties”. The focus of this project is to develop efficient algorithms for counting points on varieties over finite fields.

About you

Competitive applicants will have:

·         A PhD in number theory or arithmetic algebraic geometry, preferably with a focus on algorithmic/computational techniques.

·         Publications in internationally recognised mathematics or computer science journals or conference proceedings.

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills.

·         Knowledge of computer programming.

·         Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

About us

The appointee will be a member of the Algebra and Number Theory research group within the School of Mathematics and Statistics in the Faculty of Science. The School, located in Sydney, Australia, is one of the nation’s leading centres for research in mathematics and statistics.

Applicants should systematically address the selection criteria in their application, and provide the name and contact details for two referees. Having read the documentation, you may then direct any enquiries to Dr David Harvey by email at

Closing Date: 5 March 2015

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