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 PhD stipends in Matematics
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Faculty of SCIENCE
University of Copenhagen

 

Department of Mathematical Sciences (MATH) invites applications for PhD stipends in mathematics.

Start date is (expected to be) in September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

There will be PhD stipends available in:

  • Algebraic and Arithmetic Geometry, Combinatorics, Geometry and Geometric Analysis, Number Theory, Representation Theory, and Topology as covered by the section Algebra & Geometry and  Copenhagen Center for Geometry & Topology (GeoTop).
  • Classical Analysis, Descriptive Set Theory, Functional Analysis, Harmonic Analysis, History of Mathematics, Mathematical Physics,   Operator Algebras,   Partial Differential Equations, Quantum Information, Quantum Computation, Quantum Simulation   and Random Matrix Theory   as covered by the section   Analysis and Quantum , the   Centre for the Mathematics of Quantum Theory   funded by the Villum Foundation   and the 'Quantum for Life ' Center funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

You are welcome to contact any member of the department to discuss research projects.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for strong candidates within the field(s) of Mathematics or nearby fields.

About the Department of Mathematical Sciences The department has about 50 permanent scientific staff members; around 45 PhD candidates and 35 postdocs. It has strong research groups in many areas of mathematics, and active PhD, postdoc, and visitor's programs. Our building is located in central Copenhagen next to the central park Fælledparken. Our website ?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.math.ku.dk%2Fenglish&module=jobs&id=2171325" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.math.ku.dk/english provides more information about the department and the research  conducted at the department ?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.math.ku.dk%2Fenglish%2Fresearch%2F&module=jobs&id=2171325" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.math.ku.dk/english/research/ .  

You can find more information about the PhD program on the homepage ?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.math.ku.dk%2Fenglish%2Fprogrammes%2Fph.d%2F&module=jobs&id=2171325" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.math.ku.dk/english/programmes/ph.d/ .

Further information about working at Copenhagen University can also be obtained from https://ism.ku.dk/.

The PhD programme
Depending of your level of education, you can undertake the PhD programme as either:

Option A: A three year full-time study within the framework of the regular PhD programme ( 5+3 scheme) , if you already have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master’s degree.

Option B: A n up to five year full-time study programme within the framework of the integrated MSc and PhD programme (the 3+5 scheme), if you do not have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master’s degree - but you have an education equivalent to a Danish bachelors’s degree.

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Option A: Getting into a position on the regular PhD programme

Qualifications needed for the regular programme To be eligible for the regular PhD programme, you must have completed a degree programme, equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (180 ECTS/3 FTE BSc + 120 ECTS/2 FTE MSc) related to the subject area of the project, e.g. Mathematics. For information of eligibility of completed programmes, see General assessments for specifi ountries and Assessment database .

Terms of employment in the regular programme
Employment as PhD fellow is full time and for maximum 3 years.

Employment is conditional upon your successful enrolment as a PhD candidate at the PhD School at the Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant.

The terms of employment and salary are in accordance to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State (AC). The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

Salary range starts at DKK 27,871.40 per month incl. PhD supplement (1 Oct. 2021 level).

Option B: Getting into a position on the integrated MSc and PhD programme

Qualifications needed for the integrated MSc and PhD programme If you do not have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master’s degree, you might be qualified for the integrated MSc and PhD programme, if you have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish bachelor’s degree. Here you can find out, if that is relevant for you: General assessments for specific countries and Assessment database .  

Terms of the integrated programme
To be eligible for the integrated scholarship, you are (or are eligible to be) enrolled at one of the faculty’s master programmes in Mathematics.

Students on the integrated programme will enroll as PhD candidates simultaneously with completing their enrollment in this MSc degree programme.

The duration of the integrated programme is up to five years, and depends on the amount of credits that you have passed on your MSc programme. For further information about the study programme, please see: ?url=www.science.ku.dk%2Fphd&module=jobs&id=2171325" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.science.ku.dk/phd , "Study Structures".

Until the MSc degree is obtained, (when exactly two years of the full 3+5 programme remains), the grant will be paid partly in the form of 48 state education grant portions (in Danish: "SU-klip") plus salary for work (teaching, supervision etc.) totalling a workload of at least 150 working hours per year.
A PhD grant portion is DKK 6,243.
Salary is DKK 222 per working hour (+ 12.5% holiday pay).(1 Oct. 2021 level)

When you have obtained the MSc degree, you will transfer to the salary-earning part of the scholarship for a period of two years. At that point, the terms of employment and payment will be according to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State (AC). The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure. Salary range starts at DKK 27,871,40 per month incl. PhD supplement.

Responsibilities and tasks in both PhD programmes

  • Complete and pass the MSc education in accordance with the curriculum of the MSc programme

 (ONLY when you are attending the integrated MSc and PhD programme)

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS / 1/2 FTE
  • Participate in active research environments, including a stay at another research institution, preferably abroad
  • Teaching and knowledge dissemination activities
  • Write scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals
  • Write and defend a PhD thesis on the basis of your project

We are looking for the following qualifications:

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other relevant professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in Mathematics
  • Good language skills

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Application and Assessment Procedure
 Your application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  2. Your motivation for applying for the specific PhD project
  3. Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  4. Original diplomas for Bachelor of Science or Master of Science and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in another language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
  5. Publication list (if any)

Application deadline:
The deadline for applications is Monday 15 November 2021, 23:59 GMT +1.

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process After deadline, a number of applicants will be selected for academic assessment by an unbiased expert assessor. You are notified, whether you will be passed for assessment.

The assessor will assess the qualifications and experience of the shortlisted applicants with respect to the above mentioned research area, techniques, skills and other requirements. The assessor will conclude whether each applicant is qualified and, if so, for which of the two models. The assessed applicants will have the opportunity to comment on their assessment. You can read about the recruitment process at ?url=https%3A%2F%2Femployment.ku.dk%2Ffaculty%2Frecruitment-process%2F&module=jobs&id=2171325" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/ .

Interviews with selected candidates are expected to be held in weeks 2-13, 2022.

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor.

General information about PhD study at the Faculty of SCIENCE is available at the PhD School’s website: ?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.science.ku.dk%2Fphd%2F&module=jobs&id=2171325" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.science.ku.dk/phd/ .

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position. 

 

 

 

 



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Application deadline: 15-11-2021

Employment start: 01-09-2022

Department/Location: Department of Mathematical Sciences

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