Programmer at the Department of Computer Science and Pioneer Centre for AI

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 31 Mar 2023

The Pioneer Centre for AI at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen is looking for a programmer to help develop and maintain medical image analysis tools with effect from 1 May 2023. The programmer position is a great opportunity to gain practical programming experience while contributing to software products for students and research members in the department.

About us

The Pioneer Centre for AI is a multi-university cooperation focusing on AI and is hosted by the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Computer Science. The Department of Computer Science offers a friendly international research and working environment of the highest excellence in 7 research sections within CS and 2 centers within AI, allowing people from diverse backgrounds to thrive. The department is part of the Faculty of Science (SCIENCE) at the University of Copenhagen, which is Denmark's largest science research and education institution with 12 departments. The University of Copenhagen was founded in 1479 and is the oldest and largest university in Denmark. It is often ranked as the best university in Scandinavia and consistently as one of the top places in Europe.


We are looking for a candidate with a programming mindset and a strong interest in research projects within AI focused on brain MRI analysis. The candidate’s background can be Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Computational Physics, Applied Mathematics, or any relevant areas with training or experience in Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Medical Image Analysis.

Your tasks will include

  • Developing and maintaining medical image analysis tools
  • Debugging, reimplementing, and updating the existing tools
  • Writing progress reports and participating in regular meetings
  • Delivering the developed tools and instructions for the usage

We expect

  • Educational and/or professional qualifications relevant to the position
  • Relevant work experience (programming language, deep learning frameworks, operating systems, container platforms, 3D brain imaging modalities)
  • Preferably: Python, PyTorch, TensorFlow, Docker, Singularity, Linux, MRI
  • Strong motivation for programming and development
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work independently

Terms of employment

The employment is made in accordance with the Collective Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Organisations of Public Employees – governmental institutions (the OAO-S collective agreement) and the Professional Agreement for clerical employees, laboratory technicians, and IT officers in the state.

The employment will be as an it officer with a salary based on seniority. Negotiation for a salary supplement is possible. The working time is 8 hours per week, and the position is limited to two years.

Your application

The University of Copenhagen seeks to reflect society and encourages applications irrespective of personal background. The position may be applied via Jobportalen by clicking on the link "Apply Now" at the bottom of the post and sending an electronic application with the attached CV and qualifications no later than 31 March 2023. Interviews will take place in week 15.

Further questions

More information about the Department of Computer Science and Pioneer Centre for AI can be found at and .

Inquiries about the position can be made to Assistant Professor Mostafa Mehdipour Ghazi ( ).

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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