PhD Position in Database Systems, Denmark
The Department of Computer Science of the University of Copenhagen (DIKU) seeks applications for a PhD position in database systems with Associate Professor Marcos Vaz Salles as primary advisor.
The position is associated to the Future Cropping partnership supported by the Innovation Fund Denmark. The partnership aims at developing new technologies to support precision agriculture in Danish farms. Of particular interest is the development of a platform to store, query, and analyze data that is geospatial in nature, coming from sources such as farm equipment, weather services, satellites, and background maps. Other than supporting the joint work on the data platform with collaborators from Aarhus University (http://www.au.dk/en/) and SEGES P/S (https://www.seges.dk/en), the PhD project will have a special focus on developing the concept of actor database systems, a new abstraction for scalable and interactive data-intensive applications. For the latter, the successful candidate will build on work currently being carried out, including contributing to an in-memory database virtualization layer.
The candidate must have a master’s degree in computer science. Preference will be given to candidates who have written their thesis in database systems. Knowledge of C++, Java, and SQL or a strong willingness to learn is required.
The start date of the employment is expected to be 1 February 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The position follows the Danish 5+3 PhD scheme, which has a standard duration of three years and is pursued full-time with funding provided. A master’s degree is a pre-requisite for the position. During the time of your PhD studies, your key tasks are:
manage and carry out your research project;
attain 30 ECTS in PhD-level courses;
write scientific articles and your PhD thesis;
participate in international congresses;
engage with collaborators in the Future Cropping partnership;
stay at a research institution abroad for a few months;
teach and disseminate your research;
work for the department in duties such as teaching assistantships.
How to apply:
Press “APPLY NOW” to fill in the application form. Applications received after the deadline, or with insufficient documentation or otherwise not complying with the above requirements, may not be considered.
Deadline for applications is November 15, at 23.59 local Danish time.
The application must contain:
motivated letter of application
statement of research interests
copy of diplomas and transcripts of record for bachelor and masters – all relevant certificates, including grades
curriculum vitae, including list of publications if any
copy of master’s thesis and of publications, if any
a minimum of two letters of recommendation
An assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee.
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of SCIENCE. Information about the PhD programme at the Faculty of SCIENCE can be found athttp://www.science.ku.dk/english/research/phd/about/.
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. For students with a Master Degree the starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 305,291 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 42,171). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Potential applicants from outside of Denmark can find information about life in Denmark – including information on taxation and health care – atwww.workingconditions.ku.dk and www.ism.ku.dk
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Application Deadline : 15 November 2016
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