PhD Scholarship in Computer Science

The Department of Communication, Business and Information Technologies (CBIT) at Roskilde University invites applications for a PhD scholarship in Computer Science to be filled by 1 September 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The scholarship will be jointly financed by CBIT and a 3-year research project (ENTRA: Whole-Systems Energy Transparency, that started on 1 October 2012 funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework programme. The goal of the ENTRA project is to promote energy-aware system development, using advanced program analysis and energy modelling techniques to make predictions of energy usage available to the system developer. This will enable optimizations both during code development and at run-time and lead to more energy-efficient computer systems.

Applicants are expected to hold a Masters degree or equivalent in a relevant subject such as Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering or Mathematics. Applications should include documentation of their studies demonstrating their aptitude for research. Information on the Masters dissertation or equivalent is especially relevant in this regard. Applicants should have a strong background in at least one of the following areas: programming languages, computer-aided verification, constraint programming, program analysis and transformation, energy-aware system development. Applications must include a detailed PhD project proposal.

Roskilde University (RUC) is situated on a campus just east of the town of Roskilde, 25 minutes by train from Copenhagen Central Station. PhD students in Computer Science are normally affiliated with the PhD programme DMIT (Design and Management of Information Technology) within the CBIT Doctoral School.

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Applications will be treated in accordance with current rules about employment in teaching and research positions at Danish universities. Terms of appointment and salary will be according to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

For further information about the position or to get feedback on possible PhD project proposals, please contact Professor John Gallagher, phone +45 4674 2196, e-mail:

For further information about PhD programme and organisation, please contact Head of Doctoral School, Keld Bødker .

The salary is 34,900 GBP

The application must include:

1. A project description of 2-4 pages where you develop a research proposal, outlining possible problems relevant to the ENTRA project and solution approaches together with reference to the appropriate state of the art. A copy of the ENTRA project description is available on request.
2. CV
3. Copies of relevant exams and results
4. Assessment of master thesis, if available

We must receive your application on or before August 18, 2013.
Material received after the deadline will not be considered.

We only accept applications through our electronic recruitment system. To apply for the position you must go to the job advertisement on our homepage: To apply click on the ‘Apply’ button below

Then you fill the application form and attach those in the job advertisement mentioned documents. Finish by clicking Submit.

Roskilde University welcomes applications from candidates of any social and ethnic backgrounds irrespective of gender, age, religion or any other irrelevant criteria.

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