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Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematics

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  • Campus: Auckland City Campus

Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland

Ko te whare Pūtaiao/The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland is the leading science faculty in New Zealand and one of the largest in Australasia. It undertakes world-class research across the physical, biological, and computational sciences. More than 8,000 students’ study in our 10 schools and departments, learning from internationally renowned lecturers.  As a School, we  strive to provide a School that reflects the demographics of our student base and Aotearoa. Our staff and students can connect with our: Rainbow and Women in Science networks, Parenting support, our Waipapa Marae and our flagship Tuākana Māori and Pacific support programme.

Job Description

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

In this fulltime (40 hours per week), 18-month fixed term contract you will conduct research on Marsden grant ‘Improved control for synthesis of the Fourier transform under symmetry and dynamical constraints’. This grant explores the extent to which the standard high frequency (semiclassical) estimates of Laplacian quasimodes can be improved where the quasimodes are also joint quasimodes with other operators.

In this research role, your deliverables will include:

  • Assisting with funded grants and/or research projects and carrying out related project activities, with oversight from the named investigators.
  • Contribute to co-supervision of postgraduate students or undergraduate Honours students/projects

Remuneration: PD1; $88,616

For more detailed information, please refer to the Position Description.

He kōrero mōu | About you

We are seeking someone with a PhD in analysis with a specific background in harmonic analysis, microlocal analysis or analysis of partial differential equations.

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

You will work as part of the AGT (analysis geometry and topology) group with Dr Melissa Tacy who is an expert in semiclassical and harmonic analysis.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities. 

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible start date and duration of contract up to 18 months
  • Up to $10,000 in travel funding available
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare, and a number of other discounts on internal and external services. 

For more information, please visit Staff Benefits.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of 05 November 2023 to be considered. Please include your CV, a Cover Letter highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above and a research statement.

Please reach out to Melissa Tacy via [email protected] for a confidential conversation about the position or for more information about the grant and research plans. Please note we are happy to answer your questions, but we do not accept applications by email.

Additional Information 


The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive, and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQIATakatāpuiMVPFAFF+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other personal circumstances go to

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