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

2377 21076Position ID: SDU-POSTDOCQM [#21076, 22/66518]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellows in Quantum Mathematics
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Odense, 5230, Denmark [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Pure mathematics with relations to quantum theory or theoretical physics
Application Deadline: 2022/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/12, finished 2023/06/17, listed until 2022/12/31)
Position Description:    

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The Centre for Quantum Mathematics (QM) at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites applications for a number of two to three year positions as postdoctoral fellow with emphasis on either pure mathematics with relations to quantum theory or theoretical physics. 

There are several funding sources available at the centre both from European and Danish sources including the ERC-Synergy Grant “Recursive and Exact New Quantum Theory (ReNewQuantum)” with Corresponding PI and QM Director Professor Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen, the Simons Collaboration grant on “New Structures in Low-Dimensional Topology” with PI Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen, the VILLUM Investigator grant “Mathematics of the open topological string” led by Professor Vivek Shende & the VILLUM Young Investigator grant “New invariants in low­-dimensional topology via quantum field theory” led by Associate Professor Du Pei. 

The targeted starting date of the position is 1 August 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 15 December 2022. 

We are not permitted to directly contact your academic references under any circumstances, so please ensure their letters have reached us by the deadline. The application requirements are detailed below in this advertisement. 

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. 

We are seeking candidates with a strong research background in pure mathematics or theoretical physics, e.g. algebra, algebraic geometry, differential geometry, algebraic topology, complex geometry, quantum topology, geometric analysis, operator algebra, number theory, quantum field theory, string theory or mathematical physics, but also within the field of applications of pure mathematics in the study of biology, in particular macro-molecular, in big data analysis and in quantum computing. 

Job description / requirements 
A successful candidate will drive internationally competitive research and collaborate with the world community in the field. The candidate is expected to contribute to QM’s excellent research and teaching environment. The candidate must have a PhD degree in mathematics or theoretical physics. The candidates must furthermore have an emerging research track in the field. We are seeking highly motivated candidates, who work and communicate well in an international team. The candidates must be able to carry out independent and rigorous work at top international level. 

One of the positions is 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 the Head of the Centre, Professor Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen (, Professor Vivek Shende ( and Associate Professor Du Pei ( 

Application, salary etc. 
Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation. The application must include the following: 
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificates/diplomas (MSc and PhD) - Danish or English
  • Research Statement 
  • List of publications 
Letters of recommendation should be submitted directly to mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. Please note that these also need to reach us before the deadline. 

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. 

To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Shortlisting may be used. Shortlisted applicants will be assessed by an assessor/assessment committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university. As part of the overall assessment, the applicant may be called for interview. 

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

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected. In case you have more than one file per field, you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. The application including the required attachments must be in English. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

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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Centre for Quantum Mathematics
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Southern Denmark
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