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Denmark Offers Phd Scholarship in Computer Science

The Department of Communication, Business and Information Technologies (CBIT) at Roskilde University in Denmark invites applications for a PhD scholarship in Computer Science to be filled by 1 September 2009 or as soon as possible thereafter. The scholarship is two-thirds funded by Roskilde University and one-third by a grant from the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation  to the FIRST Graduate School (Foundations of Research in Software Technologies)  of which Roskilde University is a member. The topics of the PhD are expected to fall within the overall themes of the FIRST, in particular modeling, analysis, and verification of computer systems. Topics focusing on both theory and practice are welcome.

The successful applicant will be attached to the Programming, Logic and Intelligent Systems (PLIS) research group, whose research areas include knowledge-based systems and intelligent interaction with systems, logic and knowledge representation, programming languages and tools. Research in Computer Science at Roskilde University is also carried out in the User-driven IT Innovation research group, covering information systems and human-computer interaction, focusing on how organizations manage, design, implement, and use IT to support users’ needs and business strategies.

Roskilde University  is situated just east of Roskilde, 25 minutes by train from Copenhagen Central Station, on a campus with all facilities within a few minutes' walking distance. PhD students in Computer Science are affiliated with the PhD program DMIT (Design and Management of Information Technology) PhD program within the CBIT PhD School, and also with the FIRST Graduate School.

Applicants are expected to hold a Masters degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applications should include documentation of their studies demonstrating their aptitude for research. Information on the Masters dissertation or equivalent is especially relevant in this regard.

Applications in triplicate must include curriculum vitae, documentation of previous studies and an outline PhD proposal. Should the evaluation committee ask for further material to be included in the evaluation, the applicant is responsible for forwarding such material.

Applications will be treated in accordance with current rules about employment in teaching and research positions at Danish universities. Terms of appointment and salary will be according to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

For further information about the position, please contact the PLIS research group leader, Professor John Gallagher. Further information about Computer Science at Roskilde including the teaching programs can be found at

The deadline for applications is June 30, 2009 at 12.00.

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