Faculty of Science
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

The University of Melbourne, Australia

Salary: AUD$62,973* - AUD$85,452 p.a. (*Entry Level A PhD AUD$79,609p.a.) or AUD$89,955 - AUD$106,817 p.a. (Level B), plus 9.5% superannuation. Level of appointment is subject to qualifications and experience.

The Australian Research Council has funded a research project on how spatial patterns arise in biological and physical processes. Understanding how local individual-based functions, such as movement and interactions between individuals, give rise to global spatial distributions and patterns in populations of individuals is generating much interest. Probabilistic agent-based models provide information about the movement of individuals, whereas continuum models provide information about the global properties, such as spread of populations. This project will provide tools for determining the connection between the two types of models, thereby linking the behaviour on microscopic and macroscopic scales.

Applicants would be expected to have: either a PhD in mathematics, or a PhD in physics, engineering or a related discipline that demonstrates mathematical skills; a strong publication record; and the ability to work in a team.

Employment Type: Full time (fixed term) position available for 3 years

Enquiries only to: Professor Barry Hughes, Tel +61 3 8344 5557, Email

Close date: 19 August 2014

For position information and to apply online go to, under ‘Job Search and Job Alerts’ click on the relevant option (Current Staff or Prospective Staff), and search under the job title or job number 0032804.





Job location: 
Parkville VIC 3010
Contact and application information
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Contact name: 
Lynne Pryor
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