PhD position open

Fully funded PhD position in combinatorics in Australia

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Australia.

Closing date: 30th July 2019.

We have an opportunity for a candidate to work towards a PhD with Dr Michael Payne at La Trobe University in Bendigo, Australia. The topic will be in the field of combinatorics, particularly discrete geometry and/or graph theory.

The successful applicant will have a master's degree in mathematics or theoretical computer science (or bachelor's with first class honours), including an excellent thesis or other evidence of prior research experience, such as refereed publications.

The position comes with a living allowance of around AUD 27,082 per annum (2018 rate) for a maximum of 3.5 years, and fee relief for up to 4 years (so no course fees are payable). It is open to both Australian and international applicants.

Interested applicants should contact me by email to discuss the position and possible topics. Please attach a current CV, academic transcript, and a copy of your thesis.


About La Trobe: La Trobe University was founded in 1964 and currently has around 36,000 students. Its main campus is in Bundoora, a suburb of Melbourne, with a number of smaller campuses throughout Victoria. The Bendigo campus has about 5,000 students, and is 3km from the center of Bendigo, with frequent bus connections. It began life as the Bendigo Institute of Technology in 1967, and can trace its history back to the Bendigo School of Mines and Industries, established in 1883.

About Bendigo: Bendigo is a city on Djadjawurrung country, in the state of Victoria, about two hours by train or car from the state capital Melbourne. Its history as a gold rush town left it with a rich architectural heritage, and it now has a thriving cultural and culinary scene. Being a small city of roughly 100,000 inhabitants, it enjoys significant lifestyle advantages over the sprawling suburban metropolis Melbourne. Bendigo's inland climate is dry temperate with hot summers and cool winters.

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