PhD Stipends in Statistics and the mathematics of Insurance and Economics 2021, Denmark

University of Copenhagen


April 01, 2021

PhD stipends in Statistics and the mathematics of Insurance and Economics

PhD stipends in Statistics and the mathematics of Insurance and Economics

A number of attractive PhD stipends in statistics and the mathematics of insurance and economics are available at Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen. 

The starting date for the stipends is in September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Your application and all supporting documents must be submitted no later  than April 1st, 2021.

About the Department of Mathematical Sciences
The department has about 50 permanent scientific staff members; around 45 PhD students 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.

There will be a limited number of PhD stipends not attached to specific projects. You are welcome to contact any member of the department to discuss specific research projects.

In addition, there will be PhD stipends available in:

  • Operations research for energy sector coupling, market equilibrium and decarbonisation policies  (contact Trine Krogh Boomsma,
  • interface of time series analysis and multivariate extreme value theory with emphasis on heavy-tailed distributions with Thomas Mikosch.
  • causality and applications in causality, e.g. hybrid causal model structures and dimension reduction techniques for event processes or reinforcement learning (contact N. R. Hansen,, N.Pfister or J. Peters

Job description

The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:

  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department

Formal requirements
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in  Actuarial Mathematics, Mathematics-Economics, or Statistics with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid grades and relevant work experience.

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 at a minimum DKK 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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Publish Date
February 15, 2021
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