The University of Auckland, New Zealand

PhD scholarships in Applied Dynamical Systems


Event date: 11/8/2017 12:00 AM Export event

Two fully-funded PhD studentships in Applied Dynamical Systems, to be supervised by Associate Professors Claire Postlethwaite and Vivien Kirk, are available in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Auckland, in New Zealand.

Both projects are in the area of heteroclinic networks, full project descriptions can be found at

The successful candidates for both projects will hold, or expect to complete soon, a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Pure or Applied Mathematics, or similar. They should have a strong background in dynamical systems and computational mathematics. Some knowledge of statistics and probability will be an advantage. Both students will work within the dynamical systems group at the University of Auckland. The group currently has seven research-active staff, five postdoctoral fellows, and around ten PhD students. Both projects will be in collaboration with Professor Peter Ashwin (University of Exeter, UK), and the students will have the opportunity to visit Professor Ashwin in Exeter during their studies, as well as attend international conferences to present their work.

Informal enquiries are welcome by email, to Claire Postlethwaite at

Stipend is NZ$27,500 pa (tax free) for three years plus tuition fees. Start date is flexible but would preferably be between March and November 2018. Interested candidates should send an email expressing their interest, along with a CV, academic record, and list of three potential referees to Associate Professor Claire Postlethwaite at Applications will be considered until the position is filled; applications received by Dec 15th, 2017, will receive full consideration.



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