Postdoc in Software Architectures for Multi-study Research Data Management Technology

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The Copenhagen Center for Health Technology (CACHET) is looking for a post-doctoral researcher within software architectures for multi-study research data management technolgy. The project is funded by a grant from the Innovation Fund Denmark, and collaboration with Danish health technology industry is core to this position. The position is part-time, 50% of a full time position.

CACHET [] is a strategic research partnership between the Capital Region of Denmark, the City of Copenhagen, the Medical and Health Faculty at the University of Copenhagen, and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). We carry out many different research projects together with our academic, clinical, and industrial partners.

Your work will be part of the technological research in CACHET, which is carried out at the DTU Department of Health Technology. You will be part of a team of computer science researchers, postdocs, PhD students, and programmers at DTU.

Responsibilities and tasks

    • As a postdoc in CACHET you will lead and work within a team of researchers and software engineers in designing, developing and deploying technology for study management of clinical research studies, and clinical data management. As part of this team, your role will be to;
    • lead and manage the software architecture of a large-scale multi-study management platform
    • user-centered design process in close cooperation with patients, clinicians, care workers, and the academic and commercial partners in the project
    • survey existing architectures, frameworks, and technologies for clinical data and study management
    • lead the publication of academic papers on the research done
    • supervise students working as programmers or doing their bachelor or MSc thesis.

    CACHET is an interdisciplinary research center and you will be working with;


    • technical researchers focusing on algorithms and approaches for health data analysis, software architectures for collection and management of health data, sensor and wearable technology, and the design of end-user applications for mobile health (mHealth)
    • clinical researchers, medical doctors, nurses, community care workers, and end-users in the design of tools to be used in clinical practice.

    A key role will be to work as the project manager for the technological design, implementation, and evaluation.

    We are looking for a candidate with a PhD in computer science with a strong research track record and experience in one or more of the following research areas:


    • software engineering and software architecture
    • human-computer interaction & UX design
    • ubiquitous computing
    • mobile, wearable, and pervasive health applications

    In addition, you have:


    • solid technological skills with a demonstrated portfolio of software and/or hardware development experience
    • a strong background in human-computer interaction and UX design
    • strong analytical and academic skills
    • experience from working with industry
    • compelling oral and written communication skills in English with a track record of scientific publications, conference presentations, reports and/or popular dissemination
    • experience in teaching and supervision of students at an academic level

    We offer
    DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

    In CACHET we work as a close team in an open research spirit, where we share good as well as bad ideas for mutual inspiration and support.

    Salary and terms of employment
    The appointment will be 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 available from 1 February 2019 or according to mutual agreement. The position is time limited to 2 years with part-time (50%) employment. The workplace will be DTU Lyngby Campus.

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    Further information
    Further information may be obtained from Professor Jakob E. Bardram,   

    You can read more about CACHET at and DTU at

    Application procedure
    Please submit your online application no later than 12 December 2018 (local time)To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English: 

    • Application (cover letter)
    • CV
    • Diploma (MSc & PhD)
    • List of publications
    • List of teaching and supervision experience
    • List of technologies / applications

    Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

    All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

    The Copenhagen Center for Health Technology (CACHET) is a strategic research partnership between the Capital Region of Denmark, the City of Copenhagen, the Medical and Health Faculty at the University of Copenhagen, and the Technical University of Denmark. Through evidence-based technological research, CACHET will create the foundation for new personalized health technologies and products for the benefit of citizens and the society in general. The strategic objective is to strengthen interdisciplinary and cross-organizational research and development (R&D) within personalized health technology. The vision is to promote and support healthy living, active ageing, and chronic disease prevention and management.

    DTU Department of Health Technology engineers the healthcare technologies of the future, enabling better health and well-being for humans. We work with companies, hospitals, and care facilities to provide new technological solutions to humans in a modern society.  Our research, innovation and education is interdisciplinary.

    DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.