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

There are no vacant positions at the moment.

Positions at ITU

ITU Copenhagen is seeking a PhD Student as well as a postdoc for basic research in algorithms at the BARC Center.

The PhD position is for 3 or 4 years depending on previous studies, starting 1 January 2021, or soon thereafter.

Application deadline: 28 September 2020, at 23:59 CEST.

Questions about the PhD position can be directed to Professor Rasmus Pagh, IT University of Copenhagen, on email


The postdoc position is for 2 years, with starting date 1 February 2021, or soon thereafter, and with the possibility of extension.

Application deadline: 26 October 2020, at 23:59 CET.

Questions about the postdoc position can be directed to either Professor Rasmus Pagh, IT University of Copenhagen, tel. 7218 5284 / email or Professor Thore Husfeldt, IT University of Copenhagen, tel. 7218 5075 / email