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MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship – Economics, Mathematics - Call for Expressions of Interest

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Copenhagen Business School – Department of Economics

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Salary: The salary rate for a MSCA grant in Denmark will be approx. EUR 80.500 per year

Salary will be negotiated in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Central Academic Organisation. The MSCA grant includes mobility and possibly a monthly family allowance of EUR 660, if the researcher is eligible[1].  

Hours: Full-time

Contract type: Fixed term

Closing date for Expressions of Interest: May 16th, 2021

Call opening date: expected May 18th 2021

Closing date for submission of final applications: September 15th, 2021

The Fellowship

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships are prestigious fellowships funded by the European Commission. They offer a generous allowance for 24 months including mobility, family and research allowance. Applicants must hold a PhD and have a maximum of 8 years research experience after their PhD was awarded. Applicants can be from any country, but must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline on September 15th, 2021. If the applicant has never before lived in Denmark, the applicant will be eligible for special taxation scheme. MSCA follows a bottom-up approach, which means that the research fields and topics are not predefined by the MSCA programme.


The Department of International Economics, Government and Business at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) welcomes expressions of interest from postdoctoral researchers with an excellent track record of research and publication to apply jointly with a supervisor from the department at CBS to the European Commission Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme. Selected candidates will receive dedicated support from a senior researcher, as well as CBS’ Research Support Office to develop their proposal and application for submission to the European Commission by September 15th, 2021. The selected candidate may benefit from travel funding provided by CBS to visit the host professor (if possible) for 1-2 days in June/ July/August 2021 to discuss and plan the full proposal for submission to the European Commission. If travel is not possible, online meetings will be arranged.

 The host at CBS is Dr. Dolores Romero Morales, Professor in Operations Research and Editor-in-Chief of TOP, the Operations Research Journal of the Spanish Society of Statistics and Operations Research.

Details of the Department of Economics at Copenhagen Business School can be found at

Research themes

Expressions of Interest that address one or more of the following research themes are welcome:

1. Interpretable Machine Learning

2. Transparency in Artificial Intelligence

3. Mathematical Optimization for the Data Analysis and Visualization of Complex Data

Candidates with a (interdisciplinary) background in, including but not limited to mathematics, operations research, statistics and machine learning, and a strong interest in mathematical optimization and data science are welcome to apply.       

How to express your interest

Expressions of interest should include:

  1. Your CV including a full list of your publications, research grants and projects
  2. A max 2-3 page Research Proposal Summary addressing one or more of the above themes
  3. A max 1-2 page motivation letter identifying synergies with the key research areas listed above

Please submit your EoI by sending it to as one single PDF file attachment named ‘MSCA – Romero-Morales- Applicant’s initials’ by May 16th, 2021. 

Expressions of interest will be selected based on the quality of the research idea and the candidate’s track record. In early-June 2021, selected candidates will be contacted by the CBS team to discuss next steps.

To allow sufficient time for institutional approvals, a draft of the full proposal is expected to be ready for review by the CBS host by August 10th, 2021.

In case of questions, please send an email to

[1] The researcher is eligible for family allowance in case they have family obligations. Family is defined as persons linked to the researcher either: (i) by marriage; (ii) by a relationship with equivalent status to a marriage recognised by the legislation of the country or region where this relationship was formalised; or (iii) as dependent children who are actually being cared for by the researcher.

Closing date: 16 May 2021.


With some 20.422 full and part-time students, 644 full-time faculty members, 192 PhD and 724 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems and culture.

The University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.


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