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Two Postdoc Positions at the eScience Group, the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen

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The positions are part of the EU project BrightnESS, and they involve a close cooperation between the eScience group at the Niels Bohr Institute and the Data Management and Software Center of the European Spallation Source ( The research is about the development and implementation of algorithms for converting raw data from neutron detectors into spatial location and time of neutron events.

The postdocs’ duties will be to develop and evaluate suitable algorithms for real time neutron event processing, identify processor architectures and develop software to meet the stringent real time processing requirements, verify the algorithm and system design for the available detector designs and benchmark the performance in terms of accuracy, reliability and speed. To meet the needs of different detector types, a scalable framework to host different algorithms and to feed the data to downstream consumers will have to be generated in this project as well.

We are seeking applicants with a degree in physics, computer/electrical engineering or computer science. We need qualifications and experience in one or several of the following areas: C++ programming, real time processing and low level programming, FPGA design and programming,  scientific data processing, data fitting and statistics. Applicants must be confortable developing in Linux based operating systems.

Further information about the Niels Bohr Institute can be found on Inquiries about the positions can be made to Professor Stig Skelboe (

The positions are open for appointment as early as possible and no later than 1 June 2016. They are time limited to 27 months.

University of Copenhagen 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 positions are covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment according to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting annual salary is currently up to DKK 405,501 including an annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 69,341). Negotiation for a 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)
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers
  • A short account of your competences and experiences which you find most relevant for the application, including a list of at most three professional references.

The deadline for applications is 1 December 2015, 23:59 GMT +1.

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