Postdoctoral Research Associate in Geometric Group Theory and Theoretical Computer Science

University of Technology Sydney

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Position type:

Full time


$91,382 to $98,091pa

19 Feb 2021
15 Apr 2021

Full details:

Reference number: 2021/02/19/7430

About the role
This role will carry out mathematical research, prepare and present results in papers and conferences, co supervising undergraduate and graduate research students, and being involved in outreach and mentoring activities.

The project aims to resolve important and longstanding open problems in Geometric Group Theory and Theoretical Computer Science. The Project team’s expertise is in geodesic properties of groups, the interaction between formal languages and groups and the theory of rewriting systems. With recent breakthroughs by the team ensures that significant results can be expected.

About you
• PhD in geometric group theory, combinatorics, theoretical computer science or related areas.
• Ability to undertake original research, as evidenced by timely and high-quality outputs.
• Publications in geometric group theory and/or formal language theory, automata, rewriting systems
• Willingness to contribute to seek research funding from external sources
• Provide quality research supervision, where eligible, for Higher Degree Postgraduate and Honors students.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated problem solving abilities and analytical skills.

Remuneration & Benefits
Base Salary Range: $91,382 to $98,091pa (Level A. Step 3-4)
This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for 2 years.

Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow. 

How To Apply

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please click the apply link and download the Position Statement from the UTS website.

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Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to Pam Price in the UTS Recruitment Team at

Please be advised that as part of the selection process that you may be requested to deliver a presentation, the audience for which may include individuals not on the Selection Panel.

Closing Date:  Thursday 15th April 2021 at 11.59pm (AEST)


At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines. UTS Equal Futures celebrates and supports women in academia through every stage of their career.

The Faculty of Science aims to ensure equitable representation in all occupational categories and in all levels of its workforce. In an effort to eliminate employment barriers we especially encourage applications from suitably qualified individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, from individuals with primary carer responsibilities, from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates and from women.

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