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Research Associate - Combinatorial Designs

University Of Western Australia - Crawley, WA

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School of Physics, Mathematics and Computing

Department of Mathematics

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

The Centre for the Mathematics of Symmetry and Computation (CMSC) is dedicated to research in algebra and combinatorics located within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The CMSC has world-class researchers particularly in permutation group theory, computational group theory, algebraic graph theory, matroid theory, finite geometry and related topics. With a weekly seminar, annual research retreat, numerous international visitors and a collaborative atmosphere, the CMSC provides a vibrant and stimulating research environment.

About the opportunities

As the appointee, you will perform research on problems related to combinatorial designs, in accordance with the aims outlined in the ARC Discovery Project “Exceptionally symmetric combinatorial designs”, under the direct supervision of Senior Lecturer Alice Devillers and Emeritus Professor Cheryl E. Praeger at the UWA Crawley campus.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:
A PhD (or near completion) in a relevant field
Research background in some of the following topics: permutation groups, group actions on structures such as designs, finite geometries or, graphs
Experience with mathematical software Magma and/or Gap
Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a group
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability and willingness to perform research administration tasks
Strong research publication record relative to opportunity

Full details of the position responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description. In preparing your application you are asked to submit curriculum vitae and a document clearly addressing the selection criteria to demonstrate that you meet the criteria.