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An exciting opportunity for a researcher exists in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at Macquarie University. We are seeking a qualified researcher to join a team with an international reputation for producing high quality research outcomes in the area of category theory.
The successful candidate will work on the project “Categorical Foundations of Forward Differentiation and Reverse Differentiation” and will collaborate with members of Macquarie University’s Centre of Australian Category Theory (CoACT) to advance the scientific program supported by the research grant (FA9550-24-1-0008). Applications from candidates with expertise in the areas of (reverse) differential categories, tangent categories, Differential Linear Logic and the differential lambda-calculus, or foundations of machine learning/automatic differentiation are particularly encouraged. The position also comes with funding for research related travel and activities.
The successful candidate will be expected to make a vigorous contribution to the overall activities of the CoACT, to present research progress regularly at the Australian Category Seminar and to publish papers in well-regarded mathematical journals and computer science conferences. Where appropriate the appointee may also be asked to assist with the mathematical supervision of the CoACT’s PhD research students.
This position is suitable for both those with postdoctoral experience and those who have recently completed (or will soon finish) their PhD. We very much look forward to hearing from applicants who have demonstrated excellence in their past research, ability to publish in the scientific literature, experience of presenting research results at scientific meetings, strong written and oral communication skills, and who are keen to engage in a project that involves potential collaboration with academic and industry partners.
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To be considered for this position, applicants must provide a cover letter addressing the selection criteria below, and attach a CV (including a list of publications and names of two referees) and a research statement (max 2 pages).
Essential Selection Criteria
- A PhD in category theory or a closely related area of mathematics and/or computer science.
- Ability to undertake original research, as evidenced by impactful and high-quality outputs.
- Demonstrated capacity to work independently and as part of a team.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability for analytical thinking and independent problem solving.
Additional Essential Selection Criteria for appointment at Level B
- A track record of high-quality research and excellent publications.
- Ability to foster a nurturing environment for research students including the provision of research student supervision.
Desirable Selection Criteria
- Experience in category theory related research, including (but not limited to) differential categories; Cartesian differential categories; tangent categories; or foundations of automatic differentiation/machine learning.
Salary package (Level A or B): Level A, Step 6 (PhD) from $102,501 to $109,852 p.a., or Level B from $115,787 to $136,995p.a., plus 17% employer superannuation and annual leave loading. Appointment will be commensurate with experience and demonstrated expertise.
Appointment Type: Full-time, fixed term for 3 years. The position will commence in July 2024 or later by other arrangement.
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