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Few Postdoctoral position in DLT technology and financial law – UCPH, Denmark, Nov 2021

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The Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, is seeking applications for one or more Postdoctoral position in DLT technology and financial law – Department of Computer Science, Denmark, Nov 2021

The positions are part of the FinForsk: Identifying Financial Crime in Central Bank Digital Currency Data.

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1+
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Jan 01, 2022
Contract Period: Not Mentioned
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Faculty of Law
Department of Computer Science
University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Copenhagen K,

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Qualification Details

We are looking for a researcher with an innovative mindset and intellectual curiosity in computer science and law. The researcher is a collaborative team player with a desire to contribute to interdisciplinary research and the future financial system.

The applicant shall have a strong knowledge and/or experience in computer science, finance, law, or a closely related field. Understanding and experience with DLT technologies, cryptocurrencies, and anti-money laundering will be a great advantage.

The position requires academic qualifications PhD, JSD or equivalent degree in computer science, law or finance. All applicants are expected to be able to use English as the working language (written and spoken). Successful candidates will demonstrate a clear potential to deliver high quality peer-reviewed research publications.

In the overall assessment, emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s research potential. Special emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s ambition to develop and implement new research ideas, which may have an international impact. Furthermore, the Faculty places emphasis on the applicant’s interest and preferably, prior experience, in working with other researchers to conduct collective research and teaching activities and welcomes the applicant’s proven ability to make a valuable contribution in this regard.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The postdoctoral fellow would work with Associate Professor Alexandra Andhov from the Faculty of Law and Associate Professor Omri Ross from the Department of Computer Science. This is an interdisciplinary project that offers opportunities and close interactions with the leaders in the DLT industry.

Your roleSuccessful applicant will contribute to the research project and together with the rest of the team produce holistic design guidance on CGDC AML/CFT regulation, while complying with the right to privacy and data protection regulation, with an agile enforcement mechanism based on non-invasive monitoring practices. The postdoctoral fellow will work predominantly on the identification and predictive modelling of AML/CFT discretions in DLT transaction data through the exploration of the application of modern machine learning methodologies to DLT data.

Furthermore, the postdoc position also has a teaching obligation. The teaching obligations enable the candidate to develop and strengthen their teaching experience and portfolio.

Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the faculty's research areas and education programs by visiting the Faculty’s website:

The Faculty actively supports the effort to learn Danish.

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

Letter of motivation, appendices and the submitted research publications (including papers, articles and books), must be written in English. The application will be rejected if not all the required documents are submitted.

It is essential that you fill out all the mandatory fields in the electronic application even though the info is already stated in your CV, application, publication or other material you may find relevant to upload. The completed fields will be screened during the shortlisting and assessment process and in order to generate your final assessment, which we will send to you after the assessment work is finalized.
The application MUST include the following nine (9) elements:
1. Letter of motivation (a one page document explaining the reasons for applying);
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Research project. Applications should include a proposal for a research project to be completed during the post-doctoral period. Proposals should be no more than four pages long. The proposal should demonstrate the capacity to develop a postdoctoral project, identifying the relevant methodological tools to achieve the outlined project. Applicant is encouraged to reach out to Prof. Andhov or Ross for further guidance
4. Diplomas, PhD or JSD diploma or alternatively a document showing that the applicant submitted or will submit a dissertation;
5. Publication list. (Complete, numbered list of publications)
6. Teaching portfolio, including documentation for teaching qualifications as well as a brief statement of the applicant's teaching visions within the research area. For more information regarding the teaching portfolio, please see the related

7. Academic references, if available (please upload under “other relevant material”);
8. A maximum of five (5) scientific publications that the applicant wishes to have included in the assessment, of which no more than one (1) may be a monograph. Applicants, who have written a PhD or JSD thesis or equivalent, must always submit the complete thesis (if the thesis is written in Danish, English, Swedish or Norwegian) and the written assessment of the thesis as a part of submitted publications;
9. If citing work where the applicant has been a co-author, a co-author declaration, which addresses the applicant's share of these works, must be submitted. Material that has not yet been published can be submitted. However, please indicate if this is the case;In addition to the material which the applicant wishes to be included in the assessment, the Assessment Committee may require further material to assess the applicant. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide such supplementary material, should this be requested.

About the Project

An innovative new research project “Identifying Financial Crime in Central Bank Digital Currency Data” is being initiated at the Faculty of Law and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen, thanks to funding from the NASDAQ foundation. The research aims to analyze and review the possibilities of more efficient AML/CFT enforcement through an application of DLT technology. The project will review the existing legal frameworks for combatting financial crimes and design a solution that is efficient in identifying complex financial crimes in transaction data while operating transparently and fairly.

About the Employer: University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Note or Other details

For further information, please see ‘Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2019’ and ‘Guide to appointment of permanent academic staff at the Faculty of Law’. Both documents are available on the Faculty’s website.

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Contact details

With any questions and queries regarding the project, please reach out either to Alexandra Andhov at or Omri Ross at

Further information about the recruitment process is available from HR Sarah Lund, e-mail: Please refer to ID number 211-0863/21-2I

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