Postdoc in Blockchain

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DTU Compute’s Section for Cyber Security invites applications for a one and half (1.5) year postdoc position within the area of secure communication with blockchain under the H2020 project DataVaults. The postdoc is available from 1 August 2021 or according to mutual agreement.

DTU Compute strives to achieve research excellence in its basic science disciplines, to achieve technological leadership in research and innovation, and to address societal challenges in collaboration with partners at DTU and other academic institutions, nationally and internationally, and, equally important, with industry and organizations. We communicate and collaborate with leading centers and strategic partners in order to increase participation in major consortia. 

Responsibilities and qualifications
The postdoc position is supported by H2020 DataVaults project. You are expected to investigate how to secure communication via blockchain technology. The growth of the data economy needs a trusted, secure and ethical-driven personal data platform and privacy aware analytics methods capable of securing the shared private data and proprietary. DataVaults aims to deliver a framework and platform that defines secure, trusted and privacy preserving mechanisms allowing individuals to take ownership and control their data. 

We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. This means that independently from the duties in the DataVaults project, you are welcomed to develop your own cybersecurity research, and collaborate with section colleagues in research and grant proposals.  

Last but not least, you are expected to coordinate a number of PhD/MSc students on cyber-security related research, in addition to doing teaching at master level.

You must have a degree within Computer Science and a focus on security, especially blockchain.

  • PhD in computer science, computer engineering, or similar, is required
  • Background on blockchain is considered fundamental for the position
  • Background on general security is considered a plus
  • The ability to develop theoretical solutions followed by a running prototype is considered a plus
  • Participation in academic collaborations in relevant areas
  • Relevant publication track record

Ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment is an advantage, as well as experience in collaborating with industry partners in the field of cyber security. Excellent command of the English language is essential.

Your application should demonstrate an ability to conduct excellent research and publish in high-end peer reviewed journals. We value high quality research over quantity. 

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.

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 period of employment is 1.5 years.  

You can read more about career paths at DTU here

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Weizhi Meng: or Head of cyber security section Christian D. Jensen:  

You can read more about DTU Compute at and the Cyber Security section at   

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 June (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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

DTU Compute
DTU Compute is a unique and internationally recognized academic environment spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics, computer science, and engineering. We conduct research, teaching and innovation of high international standard - producing new knowledge and technology-based solutions to societal challenges. We have a long-term involvement in applied and interdisciplinary research, big data and data science, artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), smart and secure societies, smart manufacturing, and life science.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.