Career Opportunities

BARC is a great place to pursue a career in algorithms research. We host a large number of opportunities at all levels of seniority.

  • PhD and Postdoc opportunities
    BARC will regularly announce PhD and post-doc positions (funded either directly by BARC or by a project hosted at BARC). In addition, we sometimes host post-docs with external funding, e.g. the Marie Skłodowska-Curie program or the TALENT Doctoral Fellowship Programme co-funded by the European Union. Please note that these externally funded programs have their own deadlines, not announced here.

  • Permanent positions
    Long-term growth plans at computer science departments of several universities makes Copenhagen an attractive place to pursue a permanent faculty position at every level, from tenure-track to full professorship.

  • Creating positions
    At BARC we have some flexibility in creating positions if we have a great candidate. If you have a strong record at the top conferences STOC, FOCS, and SODA, then you can contact Head of BARC Mikkel Thorup informally and hear about the possibilities. You can, of course, also wait for one of the regular job postings below.


Positions at DIKU

The Department of Computer Science at the Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen (DIKU) is currently offering two positions, a postdoctoral position as well as a PhD position:

The postdoctoral position in theoretical computer science commencing 1 October, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. To learn more about the position and apply, click here.

The deadline for applications is July 6, 2020, 23:59 GMT +1. 

The PhD position in theoretical computer science, mathematics, or a related field, also commencing 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is also available for candidates who are (or are eligible to be) enrolled at MSc programme in Computer Science. To learn more about the position and apply, click here.

The deadline for applications is July 6 2020, 23:59 GMT +2.

Inquiries about both positions can be made to Mikkel Thorup at or +45 21179123, or to Jakob Nordström at or +46 70 742 21 98.

Positions at ITU

There are no vacant positions at the moment.