Postdoc in Programming Abstractions for Security & Privacy in Context-aware Systems

Department of Computer Science
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen

A postdoc is sought to partake on an investigation of how data management abstractions for distributed and reactive systems would interact with fine-grained data access policies or policies that take geographical context into account.
In particular, the project aims at exploring technologies such as actor-oriented databases and microservices and their interplay with location- and proximity-based access control and data sharing.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within Programming Abstractions and Spatial Data Management for Privacy by Design in Context-aware Systems as well as teaching.

The project will be supervised by associate professor, Marcos A. Vaz Salles and is part of a larger project on Programming technology foundations for Accountability, Privacy-by-design & Robustness in Context-aware Systems ( led by professor Thomas Hildebrandt. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to associate professor, Marcos A. Vaz Salles (, professor Thomas T. Hildebrandt ( or Head of Department Jakob Grue Simonsen

The position is open from January 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter, and the duration of the position is 2 years.

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

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 437.435 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.801). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is September 15, 2021, 23:59 GMT +2.

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 Interviews will be held on October 15, 2021.


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Ansøgningsfrist: 15-09-2021
Ansættelsesdato: 01-01-2022
Arbejdstid: Fuldtid
Afdeling/Sted: Department of Computer Science