University of Copenhagen

821 12678Position ID: 821-PD2018 [#12678]
Position Title: Postdoc in mathematical sciences
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Copenhagen, Copenhagen 2100, Denmark [map]
Subject Area: Mathematical sciences
Application Deadline: 2018/11/15help popup finished (2018/10/05, finished 2019/05/19, listed until 2019/05/28)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen is seeking top early-career researchers for a number of attractive postdoctoral positions. The positions are one to three year positions, with application deadline November 15, 2018 and starting date in 2019, set by default on September 1st.

The salary is very competitive, depending on seniority, the salary amounts to 32.000-33.791 DKK/per month (app. EUR 4.266-4.500 per month) plus 17.1 % in pension contribution. Potential applicants from outside of Denmark can find information about life in Denmark - including taxation, healthcare, etc. – at

The teaching load is typically two quarter (half-semester) courses per year of which one usually is as a teaching assistant.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences has strong research groups in many areas of mathematics, and has an active postdoc and visitors' programme; we refer to our homepage for more information.

Strong applicants in all areas covered by the research groups of the department will be considered. In particular there will be postdoc stipends in the following specific areas/centers of the Department:

  • Algebra, topology, operator algebra, and non-commutative geometry as covered by the Centre for Symmetry and Deformation.
  • The VILLUM Center of excellence for the Mathematics of Quantum Theory (QMATH) focusing on mathematical physics and quantum information theory. The center offers the possibility to work in close collaboration with theoretical and experimental activities at the Niels Bohr Institute. For more information, please contact Professors Matthias Christandl, Bergfinnur Durhuus, or Jan Philip Solovej.
  • Geometric analysis: Riemannian geometry, PDEs and curvature flows, with Niels Martin Møller.
  • Copenhagen Causality Lab, covering research topics such as causal inference for stochastic dynamical systems, partially observed systems, invariant prediction and graphical models. For more information, write to Jonas Peters and see
  • The mathematics on reaction networks group (MBIO), covering research topics in various areas of applied math and statistics in biology. For this call, positions are available in areas connected to algebraic and stochastic theory of reaction networks, microbial signaling, and inference on human demographic history and ancient DNA. See and for more information. For contact, write Elisenda Feliu, or Carsten Wiuf
  • There are also some postdoc stipends available which are not attached to any of the above mentioned centers/grants.


We expect to send invitations for interviews in December 2018 or January 2019. The interviews will typically take place in January or February of 2019, and our search is expected to be concluded around April. By default, the starting date is September 1st, 2019.

University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Application deadline

The application deadline is November 15, 2018, midnight local time (11:59pm CET). Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.

Questions regarding your application can be directed to You are also welcome to directly contact any faculty member close to your research area.  

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Dept of Mathematical Sciences
Universitetsparken 5
2100 Copenhagen

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