University of Copenhagen

821 14557Position ID: 821-PD2019 [#14557]
Position Title: Postdoc in mathematical sciences
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Copenhagen, Copenhagen 2100, Denmark [map]
Subject Area: Mathematical sciences
Application Deadline: 2019/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/09/28, finished 2020/05/17, listed until 2020/06/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being 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, 2019 and standard starting date October 1st, 2020.

The salary is very competitive, depending on seniority, it 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.

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. and the upcoming Copenhagen Centre for Geometry and Topology.
  • 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 DurhuusJan Philip Solovej, or  Albert Werner.
  • Geometric analysis: Riemannian geometry, PDEs and curvature flows, with Niels Martin Møller.
  • Copenhagen Causality Lab covering such research topics as causal inference for stochastic dynamical systems, partially observed systems, invariant prediction and graphical models. See for more information or write Jonas Peters
  • 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
  • The Thiele Data Science Fellowship is a postdoctoral fellowship for up to four years, which will be awarded to support an excellent early-career researcher within data science. For additional information, contact Niels Richard Hansen
  • There are also some postdoc stipends available which are not attached to any of the above mentioned centers/grants.


About the application process, VERY IMPORTANT: the application must be submitted BOTH electronically using MathJobs AND in order to complete your application you must ALSO submit your application through the University of Copenhagen recruiting system: 

for mathematics at:

and for statistics, mathematical biology, and the mathematics of insurance and economics at:

We expect to send invitations for interviews in December 2019 or January 2020. The interviews will typically take place in January or February of 2020, and our search is expected to be concluded around April. The standard starting date is October 1st, 2020.

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, 2019, midnight local time (11:59pm CET). By university regulations, applications received thereafter cannot 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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