University of Copenhagen

821 16209Position ID: 821-SPTIE2020 [#16209]
Position Title: Postdoc in Statistics, Insurance and Economics
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Copenhagen, Copenhagen 2100, Denmark [map]
Subject Areas: Statistics, Probability, OR, Actuarial and Financial Math
Application Deadline: none (posted 2020/09/01, updated 2020/08/28)
Position Description:    

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen is seeking top early-career researchers for a number of attractive postdoctoral positions in Statistics and the Mathematics of Insurance and Economics. The positions are one to three year positions, with application deadline November 15, 2020 and standard starting date October 1st, 2021.

The salary amounts to 487,000-513,000 DKK/year (app. EUR 65,000-69,000 EUR/year) incl. 17.1 % in pension contribution, depending on seniority. 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 pure and applied mathematics, and has an active postdoc and visitors programme; we refer to our homepage for more information.

In particular we look to make hires in connection with:

  • Copenhagen Causality Lab covering such research topics as causal inference for stochastic dynamical systems, partially observed systems, invariant prediction and graphical models. For more information see the lab webpage or contact Prof. J. Peters.
  • The Thiele Data Science Fellowship, a postdoctoral fellowship with a duration of up to four years, which will be awarded to support an excellent early-career researcher within data science. For additional information, please contact Prof. N. R. Hansen.
  • Statistical inference for coupled stochastic processes with multiple timescales and changing environments (contact Prof. S. Ditlevsen,
  • Causal learning and hybrid causal model structures for event data (contact Prof. N. R. Hansen,
We also expect  hirings outside those areas. We also draw attention to our call in Mathematics [PD2020 #16188], where applicants in e.g.,  Mathematical Biology are encouraged to apply.  

Procedures and application deadline

Recruitment for these positions are done through the University of Copenhagen electronic recruitment system linked here. The deadline for applying on that site will be November 15, 2020, midnight local time (11:59pm CET).

We expect to send invitations for interviews in December 2020 or January 2021. 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, 2021.

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

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

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