Postdoc position in Computer Science, Physics, Data Science, Complex Systems, Applied Mathematics

    Postdoc position in Computer Science, Physics, Data Science, Complex Systems, Applied Mathematics

    Applied Mathematics – Postdoc position in Science of Science and Algorithmic fairness, at the NERDS research group, at the Computer Science Department at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    June 07, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Computer Science
    – Physics
    – Data science
    – Complex Systems
    – Applied Mathematics
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceNEtwoRks, Data, and Society (NERDS) group
    Computer Science Department
    IT University of Copenhagen
    Contract Period2 Years
    Starting dateSep 2021


    • holds a PhD in Computer Science, Physics, Data Science, Complex Systems, Applied Mathematics, or closely related discipline,
    • has excellent programming skills, e.g. in Python or similar language
    • has experience in handling large-scale datasets,
    • has a strong record of publications in the areas of network science, data science, or computational social science,
    • is able to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment
    • is active in the scientific community
    • has experience with data visualization
    • is motivated to disseminate their research through popular talks and on social media
    • has excellent written and spoken English language skills


    • has previous research experience on working on publication datasets and Science of Science topics
    • has previous research experience on performing controlled experiments in digital environments
    • has previous supervision experience

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The postdoc position is part of a large project aimed to uncover the bias mechanisms that drive scientific impact, and to use them to create fair algorithms. The project will involve the analysis of large-scale datasets, running controlled experiments, and modelling social dynamics in science. Our priority is to attract technically strong researchers who are interested in asking bold, new questions with data. The team executing the project is composed of the PI, two postdocs, and one PhD student.

    The successful applicant:

    • Will contribute to potentially ground-breaking research with important ethical and societal implications in a truly interdisciplinary environment
    • Will co-author scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals, participate in international conferences, and visit collaborators
    • Will collaborate with teams at Northeastern University, DTU, University of Chicago, and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
    • Will contribute to student supervision within the Data Science program.

    How to Apply?

    You can only apply for this position by pushing the button Apply Online mentioned above

    Documents Required

    The application must be in English and must include:

    • A motivated application, including a cogent argument for how qualified you are for the position.
    • A full CV, including name, address, phone number, e-mail, previous and present employment, academic background, potential references
    • Documentation of academic degrees (copy of degree certificates etc.)
    • Copies of max. 5 different publications that are relevant to the position
    • A numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications should be marked with an asterisk (*)

    About NERDS research group

    The group focuses on quantitative projects at the boundary of computational social science, data science, and network science, including science of science, social dynamics, urban sustainability, data visualization, and fundamental questions in complex systems. The group has also collaborations with the other research groups at ITU, such as the NLP group, the Machine learning group, and the Digital Design department, and with other Network Science and Data Science groups in the greater Copenhagen area.


    Postdoc salaries in Denmark are based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The position is a full-time position, funded for 24 months. Researchers from abroad can request a reduced researcher taxation scheme.


    Professor Roberta Sinatra

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    Postdoc in Science of Science and Algorithmic fairness at the NERDS research group

    Post expires at 8:59am on Tuesday June 8th, 2021 (GMT+9)