Postdoctoral Positions in Statistics and the Mathematics of Insurance and Economics
University of Copenhagen Department of Mathematical Sciences

Postdoctoral Positions in Statistics and the Mathematics of Insurance and Economics

Department of Mathematical Sciences

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen is seeking top early-career researchers for a number of attractive one- to three- year postdoctoral positions. The application deadline is November 15, 2021, at midnight local time (11:59 p.m. CET), with starting date in 2022, ordinarily September 1 or October 1.

Terms of employment

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

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

The salary is very competitive, depending on seniority, the starting salary is currently up to DKK 440.935 (app. 59.200 EUR/year) including annual supplement plus pension up to DKK 75.399 (app. EUR 10.100/year). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. Potential applicants from outside of Denmark can find information about life in Denmark - including taxation, healthcare, etc. – at

The teaching load is typically two quarter (half-semester) courses per year of which one usually is as a teaching assistant.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences has strong research groups in many areas of mathematics, and has an active postdoc and visitors' program; we refer to our homepage for more information.

Applicants hired via this call will be affiliated with either the section Insurance and Economics or the section Statistics and Probability Theory. Strong applicants in all areas covered by the topics of these sections will be considered, and postdoc stipends not attached to a specific center or grant are available. In particular, there will be postdoc stipends in the following specific areas/centers of the departments:

  • Copenhagen Causality Lab. Research topics include: Applications of causal inference and distributional robustness (for more information contact Professor Jonas Peters) and causal inference for event processes and other stochastic dynamical systems (for more information contact Professor Niels Richard Hansen). 
  • Within statistical genetics and population genetics (for more information contact Professor Carsten Wiuf).  
  • Statistical inference for coupled stochastic processes, with applications in ecology and/or neuroscience (for more information contact Professor Susanne Ditlevsen).

About your application

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

When filling out the form, please include the following PDF documents:

  • Cover Letter.
  • CV: Please upload a 1-3 pages CV, including list of publications.
  • Diplomas: Please upload your Master's and PhD diplomas. If you do not yet have a PhD diploma, please just upload a PDF stating your (expected) PhD date.
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers
  • Research plan: Please upload a 1-4 pages summary of your past research and future plans.
  • List of publications
  • Reference letters (if any)


An assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the applications. The final selection of the successful candidates will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee. We expect to send invitations for interviews in December 2021 or January 2022. The interviews will typically take place in January and February of 2022, and our search is expected to be concluded around April, 2022.

University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Application deadline

The application deadline is November 15, 2021, midnight local time (11:59pm CET). Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.

Questions regarding your application can be directed to You are also welcome to directly contact any faculty member close to your research area.


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: 15-11-2021
Employment start: 01-09-2022
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Mathematical Sciences

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