Postdoc in Digital Health Technology for Mental Health

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The Copenhagen Center for Health Technology (CACHET) is looking for a post-doctoral researcher within Software Architectures for Mobile, Ubiquitous, and Wearable Computing. The project is funded by a grant from the Innovation Fund Denmark, and collaboration with Danish health technology industry and clinics is core to this position.

CACHET [] is a strategic research partnership between the Capital Region of Denmark, the City of Copenhagen, the Medical and Health Faculty at the University of Copenhagen, and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). We carry out many different research projects together with our academic, clinical, and industrial partners.

Your work will be part of our research in technologies for mental health, which is carried out at the DTU Department of Health Technology. You will be part of a team of computer science researchers, postdocs, PhD students, and programmers at DTU Health Tech.

Responsibilities and tasks
As a post doc in CACHET you will lead and work within a team of researchers and software engineers in designing, developing and studying technology for mental health. You will be part of the SOFIA project which is done in collaboration with the Medical School at the University of Copenhagen and you will work with health researchers as part of this project. As part of this project, your role will be to;

  • lead and manage the user-centered design process in close cooperation with patients, clinicians, care workers, and the academic and commercial partners in the project
  • run clinical studies investigating the feasibility of personal health technology for mental health
  • survey existing architectures, frameworks, and technologies for mental health
  • lead the publication of academic papers on the research done
  • supervise students working as programmers or doing their bachelor or MSc thesis.
We are looking for a candidate with a PhD in computer science or computer engineering with a strong research track record and experience in one or more of the following research areas: 
  • human-computer interaction & UX design
  • ubiquitous computing
  • mobile, wearable, and pervasive health applications
In addition, you have: 
  • solid technological skills with a demonstrated portfolio of software and/or hardware development experience
  • a strong background in human-computer interaction and UX design
  • strong analytical and academic skills
  • compelling oral and written communication skills in English with a track record of scientific publications, conference presentations, reports and/or popular dissemination
  • experience in teaching and supervision of students at an academic level
  • the ability to work in an international academic setting with a variety of different colleagues and partners, including the ability to travel internationally for meetings
  • project management experience e.g. from your Ph.D. project
We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The position is time limited to 2 years. The position is available from 1 October 2020 or according to mutual agreement.

The workplace will be DTU Lyngby Campus.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Jakob E. Bardram,

You can read more about CACHET at and DTU at

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 2 June 2020 (23:59 local time)
Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Copenhagen Center for Health Technology (CACHET) is a strategic research partnership between the Capital Region of Denmark, the City of Copenhagen, the Medical and Health Faculty at the University of Copenhagen, and the Technical University of Denmark. Through evidence-based technological research, CACHET will create the foundation for new personalized health technologies and products for the benefit of citizens and the society in general. The strategic objective is to strengthen interdisciplinary and cross-organizational research and development (R&D) within personalized health technology. The vision is to promote and support healthy living, active ageing, and chronic disease prevention and management.

DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Techs expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies. The department has a scientific staff of about 175 persons, 130 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.