School of Mathematics and Statistics
UNSW Sydney
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Catherine Greenhill

Research Associate (postdoctoral research) position available

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position at UNSW Sydney, funded by the ARC project "Hypergraph models for complex discrete systems". The Research Associate will perform research in collaboration with myself, Professor Brendan McKay (ANU) and Dr Mikhail Isaev (Monash), based here at UNSW.

This is a full-time fixed-term position for two years. Applicants must have (or be close to completing) a PhD in mathematics or theoretical computer science, with experience in asymptotic, algorithmic or probablistic combinatorics, or a closely-related area. Applicants should also be active researchers with good written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work effectively both independently and in a team.

For further information and to apply for the position, please follow the instructions on the Jobs@UNSW website. The closing date for applications is 23 July 2019.


I was an undergraduate at the University of Queensland, in Brisbane, Australia, where I completed a Bachelor of Science followed by an M.Sc. by research, supervised by Anne Street. My doctoral research was performed at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, under the supervision of Peter Neumann.

My first postdoctoral position was held at the School of Computer Studies (now the School of Computing) of the University of Leeds. I worked with Martin Dyer on the analysis of combinatorial Markov chains and related questions of computational complexity. Then I moved back to Australia to take up an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Mathematics Department of the University of Melbourne. I worked with Nick Wormald on the study of random regular graphs.

In January 2003 I joined the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW Sydney (the University of New South Wales), where I am a member of the Combinatorics research group. I was promoted to Professor on 1 January 2019. My most frequent collaborator these days is Brendan McKay from the Australian National University. We mostly work on problems in asymptotic enumeration of combinatorial structures.

I am an Editor-in-Chief of the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics. I was awarded the 2015 Christopher Heyde Medal in Pure Mathematics by the Australian Academy of Science, jointly with Scott Morrison from ANU. The Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications awarded me the 2010 Hall Medal.

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