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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Algorithms

Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen (DIKU) is offering a Postdoctoral Fellowship in algorithms, expected to commence 1 August 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is funded by the Danish Sapere Aude Starting Grant “Dynamic and Static Graph Algorithms and Data Structures” held by Associate Professor Christian Wulff-Nilsen.  
The project focuses on algorithms theory for graph problems such as shortest paths, minimum spanning tree, and max flow, in static graphs as well as in a dynamic setting where graphs change over time, typically by edge/vertex updates. A key goal is to obtain a better understanding of the true time and space complexities of such problems by developing more efficient algorithms and data structures than state-of-the-art.  
The Algorithms Group at DIKU 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. and the project is co-located with this center. 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. 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 theoretical research within algorithms. The length of the position is 2 years with possible extensions until end of 2021.
Further information on the Department is linked at  Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Professor Christian Wulff-Nilsen, Department of Computer Science, E-mail  
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 such as 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.  
The starting salary is currently up to DKK 419.760 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 71.760). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.  
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 1 March 2018, 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  

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