Vacant Positions


The QMATH Centre offers several PhD and postdoc positions to work with any member of the group. Potential topics include Mathematical Physics, Quantum Information, Quantum Computing, Quantum Simulation, and Random Matrix theory.

UCPH is a very family-friendly employer, and at QMATH we are committed to supporting women and diversity in science. Therefore, we particularly welcome applications from women and other underrepresented groups.

Current Calls

The deadline for the next PhD call is November 15, 2023. PhD stipends in Mathematics – University of Copenhagen (

The deadline for the next postdoc call is November 15, 2023. 

Note that postdoc applicants should also apply via MATH Jobs:  Jobs for Mathematicians (


PhD stipends and postdoc positions are available for working on the following projects:

  • "Trustworthy Quantum Technologies" funded by VILLUM Fonden (contact Laura Mančinska for further details)

  • "Applying quantum devices to many-body physics," a research group funded by Novo Nordisk Fonden aimed at using quantum devices to gain a better understanding of many-body physics in and outside of equilibrium.
    See for details or contact Daniel Malz directly.
  • "Exotic Phases in Interacting Quantum Many-Body Systems: Disorder and Topological Characterization" funded by VILLUM Fonden (contact Albert Werner for further details)

  • “The Mathematics of Quantum Theory” VILLUM Fonden Centre grant with projects on different aspects of quantum information and mathematical physics (contact Jan Philip Solovej, Bergfinnur Durhuus or Matthias Christandl)

  • “Quantum for Life - Quantum Computing for the Life Sciences” Centre grant funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation (contact Matthias Christandl for further details)

  • “Resource Q” project funded by the European Research Council (ERC Consolidator Grant) with focus on quantum communication, tensor and tensor networks (contact Matthias Christandl for further details)

Postdoctoral Positions

The  QMATH Centre at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, yearly invites for applications for several attractive postdoc positions, with a duration of one to three years. The teaching load is around two quarter (half-semester) courses a year, primarily related to the applicant's research.

The next application deadline will be November 15, 2023. The starting date is usually September 1 or October 1 in the following year. 

Note that you should also apply at MATH Jobs: Jobs for Mathematicians (

PhD Stipends

The standard PhD programme in Copenhagen is a 3-year programme, with entering PhD students expected to hold the equivalent of a master's degree. 

Students who have not completed the equivalent of a Danish master's degree can occasionally be given the option of enrolling in a concurrent master and PhD programme with a total duration of up to 5 years (depending on prior course credits). Students seeking this option should also apply through the regular PhD call. 

There are two yearly application deadlines in November and April, with a starting date usually the following fall. Spring admission is also possible. The next PhD call deadline is November 15, 2023.

PhD stipends in Mathematics – University of Copenhagen (