Archive for July, 2011

MSc/PhD Position: Hamilton Institute, National University of Ireland Maynooth

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Basic Description

Applications are invited for a postgraduate position in the Hamilton Institute at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. The programme of research and study is in the general area of essentially nonnegative matrices, with an emphasis on their connections with Markov chains and positive systems. It is expected that the student will work under the supervision of Professor Steve Kirkland, and may collaborate with others at the Hamilton Institute on projects in the area of applied linear algebra.

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Candidate Profile

The candidate should have a strong mathematical background, as evidenced by an honours undergraduate degree in Mathematics, or equivalent qualifications.  Familiarity with pure and applied matrix theory and combinatorics is an asset. Good communication, interpersonal and presentation skills are required. In addition, the candidate should be a team player who is capable of working with a minimum of supervision.


The position carries a stipend of €18,000 (tax free). Appointment commencing by the beginning of Fall 2011 is highly desirable. The Hamilton Institute is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and a stimulating research environment.

To apply, candidates should submit a detailed CV, transcripts of grades, a letter detailing research experience and interests, and the names and addresses of two referees for letters of recommendation to: