Postdoctoral research fellow for Hardware/Software Co-Design for Data Analytics at the IT University at IT University of Copenhagen

The IT University of Copenhagen invites highly motivated individuals to apply for a postdoctoral position on the topic of Hardware/Software Co-Design for Data Analytics starting in May 2021 or soon thereafter. The position is for a 18 month period.

You, the PostDoc applicant, will join the DASYA group at the IT University in Copenhagen and help us with our research endeavours in the intersection of hardware accelerators (FPGAs) and analytics. The position has been opened in the context of a project funded by the Novo Nordisk Fonden (the research fund of the prestigious Danish pharmaceutical company) that explores how hardware-software co-design can be used to ensure privacy and data protection in an efficient manner in distributed data-intensive systems.

Qualification Requirements

  • PhD in Computer Science, Electric Engineering or an equivalent field.
  • The applicant should have prior experience with heterogenous hardware / accelerators. In addition, at least one of the following:
    1. scientific computing,
    2. distributed programming,
    3. security/privacy.
  • Experience with projects related to Bioinformatics or Computational Biology is not a requirement but a plus.


The application must be in English and must include

  • A Cover Letter
  • A Motivation Letter, which provides evidence of independent thinking, novelty and originality
  • Documentation of academic degrees
  • Curriculum Vitae, which must include a list of publications.

Applications without the above-mentioned required documents will not be assessed.
The IT University invites all qualified researchers regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background to apply for the positions.
It is understood that even highly qualified applicants will satisfy these requirements to varying degrees, for example because of differences in publication cultures in various research fields.
Early contact with our faculty staff is strongly encouraged.

Working at the IT University

Located in modern architecture at the intersection of the new Ørestad and the old Amager, 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 15 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. We encourage applicants from underrepresented groups.

Working in Copenhagen

Copenhagen has a strong 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.

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.


Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

Application procedure

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:
Applications must be written in English. All other documents, such as transcripts must be accompanied by a translation in English or Danish.
Questions about the position can be directed to Associate Professor Zsolt Istvan, IT University of Copenhagen, e-mail
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.

Application deadline: 1st of March 2021, at 23:59 CET/CEST.

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.

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