The Center for Information Security and Trust at the IT University of Copenhagen invites highly motivated individuals to apply for a Postdoc position

IT University of Copenhagen
January 15, 2023
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The Center for Information Security and Trust at the IT University of Copenhagen invites highly motivated individuals to apply for a Postdoc position

The IT University of Copenhagen invites highly motivated individuals to apply for a Postdoc position. The position is fully funded by DFF (Danish funding agency) for a duration of 1 year with the possibility of extension, starting April 15, 2023 or soon thereafter.

The successful applicant should hold (or be about to complete) a PhD degree in Computer Science (or related areas) with a focus on cryptographic protocols. Applicants should have an excellent academic track record with publications in relevant venues (e.g. IACR conferences). Previous experience in all aspects of Multiparty Computation protocols and provable security aspects of blockchain protocols (both consensus and applications) is an advantage.

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 Postdoc will work on projects related to cryptographic protocols for Multiparty Computation (MPC) and Blockchain Consensus/Applications, as well as the interplay between these two fields. One line of work will focus on obtaining new theoretical insights and better constructions of privacy preserving but accountable blockchain applications employing Zero Knowledge and MPC techniques. Another line of work will focus on establishing foundations for analysing and proving security of such applications.

Questions about the positions can be directed Dr. Bernardo David, [email protected]

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).


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.)
  • Optionally: applications may include a relevant publication or preprint written by the applicant.
  • Applications without the above-mentioned required documents will not be assessed. We may ask for references later in the process.

    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.

    Application procedure

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

    Applications should be written in English. All other documents, such as transcripts should be accompanied by a translation in English or Danish.

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

    Application deadline: 15 January 2023 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.

    IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langgaards Vej 7, DK-2300 Copenhagen S


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