Postdoctoral Research Fellow (A411-17VP)

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Job description

Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, College of Sciences

The Institute of Natural & Mathematical Sciences require a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the mathematics research group. This position is for 3 years, requires a PhD qualification, and is based at the Auckland campus.

The Institute of Natural & Mathematical Sciences seek to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the research group of Professor Carlo Laing.

In this appointment you will be expected to contribute to the group’s research activities in the modelling of networks of neurons. You will have a strong background in applied mathematics, specifically nonlinear dynamical systems, and experience in numerical computation. Some knowledge of neuroscience, or a willingness to learn, is advantageous.

This position is for 3 years, requires a PhD qualification, and is based at the Auckland campus. For any further information, please contact Professor Carlo Laing via email:

Job description
Purpose statement
The Research Fellow will contribute to the research activities of the Institute of Natural & Mathematical Sciences.

Responsible to The Head of Institute via Professor Carlo Laing.

Key accountabilities
Develop an active research programme and contribute to the ongoing research activities in mathematical modelling of neuronal networks.
Publish papers and other scholarly works in academic journals, books and other appropriate media.
Present research and participate at national and international academic conferences.
Support the Institutes teaching activities, and assist in the supervision of students at graduate and post-graduate level.
Ensure the observance of University policy and codes of practice in all teaching, research, community service, and administrative practices.
Contribute to the development of the Institute working environment of teamwork and cooperation.
Any other duties as requested by the Head of Institute

Person specification
PhD in applied mathematics or similar field.

Experience in carrying out independent research ideally in the field of nonlinear dynamical systems/computational neuroscience.
Experience of working as a member of a research team
Scientific publications in a relevant research field

Personal attributes and behaviours
Ability to perform independent research
Ability to work as part of a team
Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written formats
Initiative and enthusiasm
A commitment to quality improvement, up-skilling and personal development
A commitment to collegiality within and beyond the Institute

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