University of Southern Denmark, IMADA - Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

2377 19927Position ID: SDU-PHD1 [#19927, 22/25773]
Position Title: PhD in Quantum Mathematics
Position Type: Fellowship or award
Position Location: Odense, 5230, Denmark [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Pure mathematics with relations to quantum theory
Application Deadline: 2022/05/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/04/20, listed until 2022/10/01)
Position Description:    

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Centre for Quantum Mathematics (QM) at Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (IMADA), University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites applications for three-year PhD positions with emphasis on pure mathematics with relations to quantum theory.

Among the research groups at QM, there are currently two groups with available positions: one led by Centre Director, D-IAS Chair & ERC-SyG cPI, Professor Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen and one led by Villum Investigator & DNRF Chair, Professor Vivek Shende.

Targeted starting date for the positions is 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 31 May 2022.

Candidate Profile 
We are seeking highly motivated students interested in various areas of pure mathematics, e.g. algebra, algebraic geometry, differential geometry, algebraic topology, complex geometry, quantum topology, geometric analysis, operator algebra, number theory or mathematical physics, but also within the field of applications of pure mathematics in the study of biology, in particular macro-molecular folding and pure mathematics’ applications in big data analysis.
Candidates with a strong pure mathematics or mathematical physics background are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidates will be expected to have: 
• MSc degree in pure mathematics and/or mathematical physics – to be obtained before 1 September 2022 (equivalent to a Danish Master's degree) 
• Excellent writing and oral skills in English and ability to work independently.

About QM and Odense
The QM centre is located at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science on the international campus in Odense, Denmark. QM is newly established with the ambition to create a highly international and interdisciplinary group within a broad spectrum of pure mathematics and mathematical physics.

Odense is a fast-growing international community with an open Scandinavian culture, affordable housing and living costs.

Positions funded by the ERC-SyG project are subject to the entry into force of grant agreement no 810573 between SDU and European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

Contact information
Further information is available from Centre Director, D-IAS Chair & ERC-SyG cPI, Professor Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen ( and from Villum Investigator & DNRF Chair, Professor Vivek Shende (

Application, salary etc.
Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three years. Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:
• A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)
• A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box "Application form")
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information
• Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades
• At least two signed reference letters. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process. Shortlisted applicants will be assessed by an assessment committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment. As part of the overall assessment, the applicant may be called for interview.

Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.

Further information for international applicants considering applying for a job at the University of Southern Denmark. Please take a look at the webpage from our International Staff Office (ISO) at The University of Southern Denmark.

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Contact: Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen / Vivek Shende, +45 60202795
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Centre for Quantum Mathematics
University of Southern Denmark
Campusvej 55
DK-5230 Odense
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