Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Mathematics and Physics

Mar 08, 2019
Mar 20, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The School of Mathematics and Physics

The University of Queensland is recognised nationally and internationally for its research programs across a broad area of mathematics and statistics, and is the leading provider of tertiary mathematics education in Queensland. The School of Mathematics and Physics hosts several research centres and is an active partner in a number of multidisciplinary research groups both within and external to the University. Our staff are recognised internationally for their active and dynamic research programs across a wide range of areas in mathematics.

The University of Queensland is one of the top three universities in Australia, measured by the quality of its comprehensive range of research fields. In addition to providing excellent potential for interdisciplinary research, the University is located in the vibrant riverfront city of Brisbane, whose sub-tropical climate, cultural diversity, and proximity to coastal regions make it an attractive environment in which to live.

The role

This primary purpose of this position is to carry out research in Advanced Monte Carlo methods for Spatial Point Processes.

The person

Applicants must possess a PhD in the area of Mathematics/Statistics with a specialization in Advanced Monte Carlo Methods. Applicant must demonstrate that they have expert knowledge in Advanced Monte Carlo methods and Spatial Point Processes.  In addition to having an advanced understanding knowledge of Measure Theory, the candidate must have expert knowledge in Rare-event Simulation and computing. Applicants will also demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in research teams, make a solid contribution to research, and demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University's Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to Carley Meehan at


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment until July 2020 at Academic level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $ 84,878.42- $ 90,982.26p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $  97,456.09 - $ 104,464.42 p.a.).


To discuss this role please contact Professor Dirk Kroese on +61 7 3365 3287 or

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