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Postdoc position in Algebraic Complexity Theory at IT University of Copenhagen



Rued Langgaards Vej 7, 2300 København S, Danmark

ID: 2540050
Indrykket for 77 dage siden
The Algorithms group at IT University of Copenhagen invites highly motivated persons for one funded full-time postdoc position in Algebraic Complexity Theory starting 1 September 2024 or soon thereafter. The position is for a duration of 12 months and is funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark (Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond DFF) grant led by Nutan Limaye.

The IT University’s vision is to create and share knowledge that is profound and leads to groundbreaking information technology and services for the benefit of humanity. The Computer Science Department seeks to conduct research and education that are both foundational and have impact on industry and society.

Job Description
The main goal of this project is to make advances in understanding the power of algebraic formulas. This broad theme can be explored from several different perspectives. Our goal is to develop new combinations of known techniques and to innovate new methods to prove results aligned with this research theme. The postdoc candidate is expected to closely collaborate with the members of the project and present the work resulting from this project at workshops and conferences.

Teaching of advanced courses is encouraged but not required. Travel funding is included with the position.

The applicant must hold or be close to completion of, a PhD-degree with proven research experience in Computer Science or Mathematics and with a strong publication record, for example, publications in top conferences such as STOC, FOCS, CCC, or similar, or in journals of a comparable quality.

The Scientific Environment
The Algorithms group at ITU has a world-leading research environment, with a strong presence at top-tier conferences like STOC, FOCS, and SODA. This project will additionally benefit from our close ties with the Basic Algorithms Research Copenhagen (BARC) centre (barc.ku.dk) set up at Copenhagen University. We are also well-connected with researchers at the University of Southern Denmark, Aarhus University, and Lund University. Between the Copenhagen University and IT University of Copenhagen, we host many visitors every month, run a lot of seminars and talks. As a common goal, we aim to create fundamental breakthroughs in algorithms and complexity theory, using the power of mathematics.

About the Computer Science Department
The ITU Computer Science Department conducts research in all aspects of computer science and data science, including algorithms, databases, government IT, machine learning, natural language processing, network science, optimization, programming languages, quantum computing, robotics, security, semantics, software engineering, software verification, type theory, and more, as well as a range of applications. The department has 55 permanent faculty, 65 PhDs and postdocs, as well as other staff. It is responsible for the IT University's most technical education programs BSc Software Development, BSc Data Science, MSc Computer Science, MSc Data Science, and MSc Software Design.

General information
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.

Working at the IT University
Located in modern architecture, a 6-minute metro ride from the center of Copenhagen, the IT University offers an informal working environment, a varied everyday life, and a highly motivated, ambitious, competent, and diverse international faculty, with PhD degrees from 17 different countries. The IT University is an equal opportunity employer and prides itself in actively and successfully pursuing an improved gender balance among students and among faculty.

Working in Copenhagen
Copenhagen has a solid educational system, a rich cultural life, universal healthcare, good childcare, and well-functioning infrastructure. Copenhagen is among the world’s most livable cities according to the Economist Global Liveability Index. Living and working in Copenhagen will be a good experience for you and your family.

Salary and Terms of Employment
The postdoc position is a full-time research position for a duration of 12 months.

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Taxation’s agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and job structure for academic staff at Universities.

The application and all other documents ought to be in English and must include:

  • A motivated application (cover letter), including a detailed description of your qualifications 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, a list of publications and the names and addresses of 2-3 professionals/academic references.
  • Documentation of academic degrees (copy of degree certificates etc.)
  • Copies of 3 different publications that are relevant to the position.
  • Research statement that includes a detailed description of your qualifications, summary of the three selected publications (above) and how they fit your research agenda, and future research projects.
  • Documentation of pedagogical experience and teaching record within one or more of the teaching areas listed for the position.

Applications without the above-mentioned required documents will not be assessed.

The applicant will be accessed 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.

Further information

Questions about the positions can be directed to Associate Professor, Nutan Limaye , IT University of Copenhagen, [email protected] or tel. 7218 5384. Please add "DFF POSTDOC APPLICATION 2024" to your subject line when you send your inquires.
Questions related to the application procedure may be directed to HR, [email protected].

Application procedure
You can apply for this position through our e-recruitment system. Apply by pressing the button "Apply for position" in the job announcement on our website.

Please note that all application material will be destroyed after the assessment.

Application deadline: 19 April 2024, 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.

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