PhD Scholarship in Data Management Systems, University of Copenhagen 2020

Applications for PhD scholarship in Data Management Systems (DMS) are currently being accepted at the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

The DMS group conducts computer systems research in areas emerging with new challenges in data management. The focus of the PhD project is on developing novel foundations, prototyped as tools, for automatic generation of run-time monitors from the formal specification of security policies, and describing obligations and prohibited behaviour. This methodology will support efficient verification of distributed reactive systems, tracking event paths at run-time to detect specified prohibited patterns and pro-actively enact controllable actions in order to meet obligations.

Tenure and Tasks

The position is available for a 3-year period and key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE include:

  • Managing research project
  • Attending PhD courses
  • Writing scientific articles and PhD thesis
  • Teaching and disseminating research
  • Staying at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Working for the department


The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 331.125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 53,811). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible


Applicants must have:

  • obtained a PhD in political science or any related relevant discipline (e.g., economics). While a background in political science is not a requirement, a keen interest in state-building and political development over the long run is expected.
  • proven research experience and academic publications in the area of comparative politics, political economy, and advanced quantitative methods. Considerable weight will be accorded to the ability to conduct independent research, scientific excellence, critical and creative thinking and ability to carry out research in a structured manner.
  • have good collaborative skills and value academic teamwork. Desirable qualifications include familiarity with social data science and knowledge of/interest in political
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An applicant who has experience in teaching and participation in the international research community, such as organizing workshops, seminars and academic conferences is seen as a merit.

Application Process

The application must be written in English and submitted electronically. Application should include:  
•    Cover Letter
•    CV
•    Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
•    Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
•    1-3 reference letters (if any)

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

To apply, click here.

Deadline: June 30, 2020

For more information, visit the official site.