The University of Newcastle
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

A Ph.D. position is available in 2021 to work with Dr Stephan Tornier and other members of the Zero-Dimensional Symmetry Research Group on the ARC DECRA project "Effective classification of closed vertex-transitive groups acting on trees".

Candidates with a strong interest and demonstrated skills in at least one of the following areas are encouraged to apply: (topological) group theory, computational algebra (e.g. with GAP), graph theory, combinatorics.

The successful candidate is expected to be able to work independently and self-motivated, as well as contribute collaboratively to the research team.
An ARC PhD stipend at the 2021 indexed rate of $28,612 p.a. is available for up to 3.5 years.

Essential qualifications

Masters or First Class Honours in mathematics, or equivalent
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
Demonstrated organisational and time management skills
Demonstrated problem solving ability and analytical skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively

Desirable qualifications

Demonstrated skills in (topological) group theory, computational algebra, graph theory and combinatorics.
Programming skills

Please direct expressions of interest to stephan.tornier@newcastle.edu.au by March 31, 2021.