Research Associate (Mathematics and Mathematics Education Academic Group) [RP 3/16 DFM]

  • The National Institute of Education invites suitable applications for the position of Research Associate on a 4-month contract at the Mathematics and Mathematics Education Academic Group.

    Project Title:  Graph Functions 

    Project Introduction: Potts models, Tutte polynomials, Jones polynomials, chromatic polynomials, flow polynomials and independent polynomials are the most important graph-functions.  The emphasis in this project is on the study of the algebraic and graph theoretic properties of graph-functions. The problems on the algebraic properties are mainly on the locations of graph-functions, unimodality, log-concavity and factorizations of graph-polynomials, while the graph theoretic properties are on the combinatorial interpretations of the coefficients and other properties.

    • PhD degree in Graph Theory
    • Be very familiar with graph functions
    • Have previously completed some valuable work on graph functions
    • Contribute valuable ideas for the study of the project
    • Organize and conduct workshops for graduate students and staff
    • Write programs for computation problems
    • Finish at least one article during the period working for the project


  • Applicants should complete and submit the following item/s:

    • Application form for Research Positions
    • Cover letter explaining how you meet the requirements of this position
    • Supporting documents as stated on the job application form
    • Other documents to support your qualifications

    Please send your application to:
    Dr Dong Fengming
    Associate Professor
    Mathematics and Mathematics Education Academic Group
    National Institute of Education
    1 Nanyang Walk
    Singapore 637616
    Tel: (65)  6790 3899
    Fax: (65)  6896 9417

    **We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified**

  • 3 July 2017
  • NIE staff can take chartered buses at their own expense from or near their homes to the NIE campus. This is subject to availability of seats.