PhD Student in Computer Science & Digital Health (closed)

  • Listing number: 151638
  • Publication date: April 8, 2020
  • Employer: University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Workplace: DIKU (Sigurdsgade 41)
  • Start: June 2020
  • Employment: 100%

Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen, Quality of Life Technologies Lab is offering a PhD scholarship in Digital Health.

Description of the scientific environment

The PhD student will be embedded within the Quality of Life technologies (QoL) lab of the Department of Computer Science. The QoL lab researchers innovative ways of computationally modelling and improving of quality of life of individuals throughout their lives.

Project description
The PhD topic will be defined within the UCPH Data+ Project titled: ” AI@CARE: Laws and Ethics and Algorithmic Bias in Healthcare” and it relates to research on computational models of bias and discrimination occurrence within the medical Artificial Intelligence (AI) – while leveraging current lab expertise in computational models behaviours, health state and Quality of Life assessment. The main longitudinal dataset that will be used within this research project contains medical records of large Danish population.

Principal supervisor is Professor Katarzyna WacDepartment of Computer Science,

Job description

The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:

  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad (e.g., at University of Geneva or at Stanford)
  • Work for the department

Formal requirements
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in bioinformatics, computer science or related fields with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

At this time only applications from EU students can be considered.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 331,125 (approx. €44,150) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

The deadline for applications is 14 April 2020, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.

The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at


For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Katarzyna WacDepartment of Computer Science,

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at