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

2377 23259Position ID: SDU-POSTDOC1 [#23259, 23/62632]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellows in Quantum Mathematics and Quantum Computing
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Odense, 5230, Denmark [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: pure mathematics, theoretical physics, quantum computing, quantum engineering
Starting Date: 2024/08/01
Application Deadline: 2023/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/09/29, listed until 2024/01/01)
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 one to two 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 EU Horizon-DIGITAL-programme for the projects “Scalable Continuous Variable Cluster State Quantum Technologies (CLUSTEC)” & “Danish Quantum Communication Infrastructure (” – both with the PI Professor Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen. 

The targeted starting date of the positions are 1 August 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 1 December 2023.

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.

The ideal candidates should have 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, and should also have interests in pursuing the various applications in quantum computing and quantum engineering of this project. The successful candidates will primarily participate in the aforementioned CLUSTEC and research projects, and work with an international consortium of quantum technologists, photonic integrators, mathematicians, computer scientists and quantum information theorists towards building scalable quantum computing and quantum communication networks. 

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. Furthermore the candidate must 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.

Contact information
Further information is available from the Head of the Centre, Professor Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen (

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

The applications must include:
• 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 need to reach us before the deadline.

We are not permitted to directly contact your academic references under any circumstances, so please ensure their letters have reached us by the 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 by the Faculty. As part of the overall assessment, the applicant may be called for interview.

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

To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

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. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

The application including the required attachments must be in English.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

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Contact: Jørgen Ellegaard ANDERSEN
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Centre for Quantum Mathematics
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Southern Denmark
Campusvej 55
DK-5230 Odense
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