Postdoc Position in Mathematical Physics

University of Copenhagen Department of Mathematical Sciences

Postdoc of Mathematical Physics

Department of Mathematical Sciences, QMATH

Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen is seeking a top early-career researcher for a two-year (possibly with a one-year extension) in Mathematical Physics, Random Matrix Theory and/or Probability.

The position is associated with the group of Associate Professor Torben Krüger and the Villum Centre of Excellence for the Mathematics of Quantum Theory (QMATH):

All candidates with a background in mathematical physics, analysis or probability theory and an interest in performing cutting edge research at the interplay between mathematics and physics are encouraged to apply.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within Mathematical Physics as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department of Mathematical Sciences:

Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Professor Torben Krüger (

The position is open from September 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 434.179 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.244). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is May 3, 2020, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Application deadline: 03-05-2020
Employment start: 01-09-2020
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Mathematical Sciences, QMATH