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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral position in Dynamical Systems

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Tue, 20 Dec 2011 10:35:01 +0000

REFERENCE NO. 2142/1211
Applications are sought for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in 
Dynamical Systems. This position is funded by an Australian Research Council 
(ARC) Discovery Project Grant “Extracting macroscopic variables and their 
dynamics in multiscale systems with metastable states” held by Gary Froyland 
(<>) and Georg Gottwald 
The dynamics of large complex systems are complicated by their high 
dimensionality and by the possible existence of processes running on temporal 
scales varying by several orders of magnitude. The aim of this project is to 
develop innovative mathematical theory and numerical algorithms to identify a 
set of reduced low-dimensional macroscopic coordinates, given only a set of 
observations, that best capture the long term behaviour of such complex 
systems. The mathematical toolset will include analytical and numerical methods 
from dynamical systems theory and ergodic theory.
This is an opportunity to play a leading role within a collaborative research 
team based at the Schools of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of 
Sydney and the University of New South Wales. Teaching is not a requirement 
however opportunities to teach may be available if desired.

You will have:
·     PhD degree in Mathematics or be close to completing one
·     expertise in dynamical systems theory and/or ergodic theory with 
programming skills
·     demonstrated ability to conduct high-quality research under limited 
supervision either independently or as part of a research team
·     published research as sole author or in collaboration
·     excellent written and verbal communication skills.
The position is full-time fixed-term for two years subject to completion of a 
satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. Membership 
of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of appointment.
Remuneration package: approx. $92K p.a. (as of January 2012, which includes 
Level A6 base salary, leave loading and 17% employer’s contribution to 
superannuation). The Level of appointment will be commensurate with experience 
and expertise.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers 
website. Visit<> and 
search by the reference number for more information and to apply.
CLOSING DATE:  6 February 2012 (11:30pm Sydney time)

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