Postdoc position for IFD project “HealthDrone” on software engineering with application to drone traffic management

The Unmanned Aerial System Center (UAS) at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute at SDU is offering a 2-year postdoc position starting from September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The postdoc will work on the HealthDrone project recently funded by Innovation Fund Denmark (see The post doc will investigate drone (UAS) traffic management according to U-space (SESAR) principles, building on the Unifly UTM platform to manage drone traffic in advanced healthcare scenarios. Key tasks include the development of automated systems for efficiently and correctly managing drone traffic while supporting human-in-the-loop decision support and autonomous UAV capabilities.

We expect candidates to have documented expertise in software engineering applied to large-scale complex systems. Experience with robotic systems, in particular autonomous systems such as UAVs or mobile robots, is considered an advantage, as is experience with high-level approaches based on languages and/or models. The ideal candidate furthermore has experience with the development of software for distributed (robotic) systems, including systems integration, control algorithms, and experimentation.

Contact information 
Further information is available from Center Leader Brad Beach at email:

Requirements for the position
Employment as a postdoc requires scientific qualifications at PhD level.

Applications will be assessed by an expert. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the Faculty.

Shortlisting may be used. Only shortlisted applicants will be assessed.

Interview and test might be part of the assessment process.

Conditions of employment
Employment as a postdoc is temporary. The employment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

Research will be predominant in the position. Teaching assignments can be agreed individually. Furthermore, other types of assignments may occur to a limited degree.

The Faculty determines the distribution of the various assignments. The weighting of the different assignments may vary over time.

Your application must be uploaded through the link “Apply Online”. Attached files must be in Adobe pdf-format. Please read guidelines for applicants.

All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected. In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

The application must be in English. 

The application must include:

• Motivated application
• Detaliled Curriculum Vitae
• Certificates/Diplomas (MSc and PhD) – Danish or English transcripts
• Information on previous teaching and supervision experience. Please attach as Teaching portfolio
• List of publications indicating the publications attached
• Examples of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication, a possible co-author statement must be a part of this pdf-file
• Other relevant qualifications

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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Deadline: 14 August 2019
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday August 14th, 2019