Postdoctoral Research Associate in Complex Systems (two positions)

at University of Sydney

Centre for Complex Systems
School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
Reference no. 2408/1115A

  • Research focussed on focussed on studying nonlinear critical phenomena in technological, social, organisational, and biological systems
  • Join a research group of international reputation and contribute to developing and presenting new and innovative ideas
  • Full-time 2.5-year fixed term, (flexible part time options are possible) remuneration package: $104K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super)

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. We employs over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students.

Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Research Associates (Level A) in the Complex Systems Research Group (CSRG), led by Professor Mikhail Prokopenko, at the School of Civil Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies at the University of Sydney.

The research in CSRG is focussed on studying nonlinear critical phenomena in technological, social, organisational, and biological systems. CSRG is an integral part of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies' Complex Systems research theme, and has wide collaborations across the University, Australia, and internationally. It has a strong focus on theory and quantitative methods, and covers such areas as guided self-organisation, large-scale complex networks, and adaptive systems. Research outcomes have an impact on diverse areas such as large-scale epidemic modelling, financial crisis forecasting, disaster and emergency management, organisational and social risk management, as well as the stability of power grids, communication and transport systems.

It is expected that you would contribute to either ARC Discovery Project on “Large-scale computational modelling of epidemics in Australia” or ARC Discovery project "Australian housing market risks: simulation, modelling and analysis", by developing innovative computational models for complex adaptive systems and implementing these in software.

The position is a full-time fixed term for 2.5 years subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees.

Closing date: 11.30pm 28th February 2017 (Sydney time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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