Monday, July 3, 2017

[DMANET] PhD Scholarship(s) within Algorithms at the Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen

*PhD Scholarship(s) within Algorithms*

The Department of Computer Science at University of Copenhagen (DIKU),
Denmark, seeks applications for PhD scholarship(s) within algorithms.

The Algorithms Group at DIKU is headed by Professors Mikkel Thorup and
Stephen Alstrup. The group is prolific at the topmost conferences SODA,
STOC, and FOCS. It is in strong growth involving several centers and more
than 30 researchers, plus frequent international visitors.

The candidate must have a strong background within algorithms (the
type of algorithms that gets published at SODA/STOC/FOCS) and/or relevant
mathematics, demonstrated by graduate level courses and/or project and
thesis work within this research field. Publications at conferences
such as SODA/STOC/FOCS would be a big plus.

*Job description *
The PhD project will be carried out at Department of Computer Science,
University of Copenhagen. The project must lead to a dissertation.

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
- Stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably
- Work for the department

*Formal requirements *
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or a
related field with good results and good English skills. As criteria for
the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be laid on
previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

*Terms of employment *
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic

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 309,109 including annual
supplement (+ pension up to DKK 42,699). Negotiation for salary supplement
is possible.

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

*Please include *

- Cover Letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Project description including technical approaches (max 3 pages)
- Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
- Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) for 2 persons
for references
- Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
- Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if

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

*The deadline for applications is 1 August 2017, 23:59 GMT +1*.
Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized
recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the
Interview Committee. Afterwards, an assessment committee will be appointed
to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of
the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful
candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the
recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.

The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the
applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will
then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the
PhD school of Science.

*You can read more about the recruitment process at*

*Questions *
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the
principal supervisor Professor Mikkel Thorup, Department of Computer
Science,, phone: +45 21179123 <+45%2021%2017%2091%2023>.

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at <>

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