Postdoctoral Fellowship(s) of Algorithms – University of Copenhagen

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Postdoctoral Fellowship(s) of Algorithms

Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen (DIKU) is offering Postdoctoral Fellowship(s) in algorithms expected to commence 1 August 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Algorithms Group at DIKU is headed by Professors Mikkel Thorup and Stephen Alstrup. The group is prolific at the topmost conferences like SODA, STOC, and FOCS, e.g. with 10 papers accepted for SODA'18. Adding to the excitement, we have just started the new center Basic Algorithms Research Copenhagen (BARC, cf. BARC is located at DIKU and organized in collaboration with the IT University of Copenhagen. The aim is to attract top talent from around the world to an ambitious, creative, collaborative, and fun environment. Using the power of mathematics, we strive to create fundamental breakthroughs in algorithmic thinking, typically disseminated in top venues such as STOC, FOCS, and SODA. While the focus of BARC is algorithms theory, we do have a track record of surprising algorithmic discoveries leading to major industrial applications. Finally, it should be mentioned that Computer Science and Engineering at University of Copenhagen was 11th in the 2017 Shanghai Ranking, and 3rd outside the US.

The duties of the postdoctoral researcher will include research within algorithms as well as research-based teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at
Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Mikkel Thorup, Department of Computer Science, E-mail, Direct Phone: +45 21179123.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.


The candidates must have

  • a PhD degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or equivalent.  
  • demonstrated strength within algorithm with a solid publication record at the top conferences STOC, FOCS, and SODA.  

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.

Depending on seniority, the gross basic salary range for Postdoctoral Fellows is DKK 32,745 to DKK 34,476 per month (level 6 to 8) (about EUR 4,100 to 4,400 per month). A supplement could be negotiated, dependent on the candidate’s experience and qualifications. An additional 17.1 % monthly contribution to pension will be paid by the employer.

Potential applicants from outside of Denmark can find information about life in Denmark, including on taxation and health care at For most non-Danish citizens, health care is free and reduced taxation available.

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

Please include

  • Curriculum vita  
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or a statement from your supervisor, which confirms that you will submit and defend your PhD before you start employment)
  • Complete publication list and links to author pages with DBLP and with Google Scholar citations  
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers  

The deadline for applications is 15 December 2017, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at


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.