Postdoctoral position in DLT technology and financial law
|Workplace||Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark|
The Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, is seeking applications for one or more Postdocs. The positions are part of the FinForsk: Identifying Financial Crime in Central Bank Digital Currency Data.
The position is available from January 1, 2022 and for the duration of one year.
Introduction 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.
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 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 role Successful 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: ?url=https%3A%2F%2Fjura.ku.dk%2Fenglish&module=jobs&id=2172826" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://jura.ku.dk/english
The Faculty actively supports the effort to learn Danish.
Required qualifications 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.
Salary and terms of employment The appointment is for one year and will be made in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikernes Centralorganisation, AC). The annual salary for postdoctoral researchers is within the range DKK 412.000 - 434 (EUR 55,000 - 57,900 app.). In addition to the salary paid directly to you, the University will also pay a monthly contribution to your pension fund corresponding to 17.1 % of your salary. It is possible to negotiate further salary supplements.
Application 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.
University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society and therefore encourages all interested parties regardless of personal background to apply for the position.
With any questions and queries regarding the project, please reach out either to Alexandra Andhov at Alexandra.andhovjur.ku.dk or Omri Ross at omridi.ku.dk
Further information about the recruitment process is available from HR Sarah Lund, e-mail: hrschrsc.ku.dk Please refer to ID number 211-0863/21-2I
The application deadline is November 12, 2021, 23:59 GMT+1.
Applications received after the deadline has expired will not be accepted.
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.
Application deadline: 12-11-2021
Employment start: 01-01-2022
Department/Location: Det Juridiske Fakultet
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