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PostDoc Position (f/m/d) in Blockchain
IT University of Copenhagen
PostDoc Position in Blockchain
PostDoc position in distributed ledger technologies and blockchain systems as part of a multidisciplinary university collaboration at the IT University of Copenhagen
The Business IT Department at the IT University of Copenhagen invites qualified applications for a two-year PostDoc position in the area of distributed ledger technologies and blockchain systems. The proposed starting date is July 2020 or soon thereafter. The employment will be placed at ITU, while the candidate will be attached to at least one more university to strengthen collaboration among DTU Compute, ITU, DIKU, and CBS Department of Digitalization. The aim of the new position is to enhance multidisciplinary research in digital technologies.
PostDocs will spend 20% of their time on multidisciplinary digital innovation projects and activities. You will gain unique access to leading resources in digitalization and play a key role in strengthening Denmark's digital innovative scene, business and practice-oriented collaboration across researchers, businesses and students, as well as in ensuring the practical application and applicability of research in distributed ledger technologies and blockchain systems.
The PostDoc will support the activities at the
European Blockchain Center at ITU
and conduct own research projects. According to several rankings, the EBC is one of the globally leading research centers for distributed ledger technologies and blockchain systems.
Apart from conducting research, the EBC is part of the Blockchain Business Bridge to Shanghai, China, where we run accelerator programs, as well as rolling out a National Blockchain
Academy. The possibilities is given to contribute to international Blockchain standardization as well as European development of a Blockchain services infrastructure. An active
contribution to support the flagship event, the International Blockchain Summer School, is expected.
Research Qualification Requirements
Candidates should have a PhD degree (or equivalent) within business informatics, information systems, computer science, or other related disciplines. If you are close to completing your PhD studies, your application is considered. You need to be able to illustrate your strong interest in distributed ledger technologies and blockchain systems and how they will shape the future innovations and business society.
It is highly desirable that the applicant is willing and able to actively and positively contribute to our interdisciplinary research environment. The IT University also carries out teaching and research in a range of other areas, including digital culture, digital media and communication, computer games, interaction design, pervasive interaction technology, technologies in practice, software engineering, theoretical computer science, and information systems management.
The application must be in English and must include:
A motivated application, including a cogent argument for how qualified you are for the position and brief statements of research and teaching plans
A full CV, including name, address, phone number, e-mail, previous and present employment and academic background
Documentation of academic degrees (copy of degree certificates etc.)
Copies of max. 5 different publications that are relevant to the position
A numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications should be marked with an asterisk (*)
Documentation of pedagogical experience and teaching record within one or more of the teaching areas listed for the position
Applications without the above-mentioned documents will not be assessed.
Early contact with our faculty staff is strongly encouraged.
The IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) is a teaching and research-based tertiary institution concerned with information technology (IT) and the opportunities it offers. The IT University has more than 160 full-time Faculty members. Research and teaching in information technology span all academic activities which involve computers including computer science, information and media sciences, humanities and social sciences, business impact and the commercialization of IT.
Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance's agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).
You can only apply for this position through our e-recruitment system. Apply by pushing the button "Apply for position" in the job announcement on our website:
Questions about the positions can be directed to Professor Roman Beck, IT University of Copenhagen, e-mail
email@example.com. Questions related to the application procedure may be directed to HR, HR Partner
Kristina Køj-Udsen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The applicant will be assessed according to the Appointment Order from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of 13 March 2012.
The IT University may use shortlisting in connection to the recruitment process. In case of shortlisting, the Chair of the hiring committee selects applicants for assessment in consultation with the hiring committee after the application deadline. All applicants are notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The shortlisting of candidates for assessment is based on the criteria in the job posting.
Please note that all application material will be destroyed after the assessment.
Application deadline: 15 March, at 23:59 CET.
Applications/enclosures received at ITU after the application deadline will not be taken into consideration. If you submit an application, it is your responsibility to ensure that it arrives before the deadline so please allow sufficient time for upload of publications and other documents.
The IT University invites all qualified researchers regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background to apply for the positions.