Postdoctoral Fellow in
Smooth Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems

Faculty of Science

School of Mathematics and Statistics

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At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

Applications are sought for a Postdoctoral Fellow position in Smooth Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems in UNSW Australia’s School of Mathematics and Statistics. 

About the role

  • A$87K – A$93K per year (plus 17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Initially for 2 years fixed term and available for commencement at the conclusion of the selection process
  • Full-time position
  • Travel support is available for the position and no teaching duty is required

This position is funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant.  The successful applicant will play a leading role within a collaborative research team led by Professor Gary Froyland including researchers from:

  • the School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW;
  • the Schools of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Victoria, Canada; Technical University Munich and University of Paderborn, Germany;
  • the Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW.

The core of this project is the development of an ergodic-theoretic framework for non-autonomous or driven dynamical systems, focusing on differentiable and measurable analysis methods for time-dependent systems on finite and infinite time horizons. These new techniques will ultimately be implemented and applied to dynamical systems models of the ocean and atmosphere.


About you

Although experience in both smooth ergodic theory and dynamical systems is preferred, all candidates with strong qualifications in dynamical systems and related fields of research are encouraged to apply and will be carefully considered.

Applicants should have a PhD degree or be close to completing one.

In collaboration with the research team members, it is expected that the Postdoctoral Fellow will publish in leading international journals.

An applicant may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.
Applicants should systematically address the selection criteria in their application.

Having read the documentation, please direct any enquiries to:
Professor Gary Froyland

Telephone (+61) 2 9385 7050


Applications close: 6 June 2016

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