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Postdoctoral Fellows in Quantum Mathematics

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 pure mathematics with relations to quantum theory. 

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 and the VILLUM Investigator grant “Mathematics of the open topological string” led by Professor Vivek Shende. 

The targeted starting date of the position is 1 August 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline is 15 December 2021.  

We are not permitted to directly contact your academic references under any circumstances, so please ensure that their letters have reached us by the deadline. The application requirements are detailed at the end of 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, 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.

Job description / requirements
A successful candidate will drive internationally competitive research collaborating 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 candidates 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  (qm@sdu.dk) and Professor Vivek Shende  (vivek@sdu.dk).


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 application including the required attachments must be in English.
The application must include the following:
• A detailed curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• Certificates/diplomas (MSc and PhD) - Danish or English.
• Research statement.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.

Letters of recommendation, if any, should be submitted directly to anc@sdu.dk 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 to be considered.

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. 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.

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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Deadline 2021-Dec-15

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