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Aalborg University

PhD Stipend in Smart Production (915-20087)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Materials and Production (Section of Production), a PhD stipend in Smart Production is available from 1 March 2021 or soon thereafter. Department of Materials and Production (MP) has a wide-ranging research and educational environment at Aalborg University. The Department’s mission is to meet the future’s demands for new materials and production systems by directing the whole value chain from basic material understanding, materials’ applications in mechanical constructions, industrial production and management. The department has several strong, international and innovative research groups which comprise everything from basic science to strategic and applicable research. The activities encompass research as well as education within materials, mechanics, physics, production technique, and industrial management and innovation. Benefitting the industry and additional collaborators several innovative and unconventional collaborations have been and are developed through interdisciplinary co-operations. Thereby, as an employee at the Department you will become a part of an international research environment, where focus is on innovation, knowledge sharing/building and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Job description

The PhD stipend is part of the new MADE FAST research and innovation program. MADE is a national collaboration platform across universities, industry and RTO’s. MADE FAST is funded by Innovation Fund Denmark, industry and universities. The research will be conducted in close collaboration with the industrial partners in MADE FAST. Read more on: https://www.made.dk/.

We are looking for a candidate to a workstream that address execution and optimization of the entire end-to-end value chain, and the goal is to address the following problems: 1) How to create the foundation and data platform as well as new collaboration methods; 2) How to manage complexity in operations and supply chains; and 3) How to develop new solutions by iterative exploration through joint industrial demonstrators.

The specific project is carried out in collaboration with Danfoss (specifically Danfoss Drives) and partnering with Velux. Danfoss has rolled-out a large new SAP-platform (One ERP, based on SAP S4/Hana) and is in the process of harmonizing the processes. The purpose of the project is to demonstrate how data from this platform can be leveraged using advanced techniques, e.g., machine learning in their sales, inventory, operations and planning (SIOP) process, in order to improve business planning.

As a successful candidate you will participate in education, academic and collaborative research activities in the production section and with external partners. The research covered by these positions will all be within the area of smart production.

In this PhD position a main industrial partner is specified, but the candidate will also be linked to a unique network of MADE consortium partners and the overall MADE platform consisting of more than 50 industrial researchers (https://www.made.dk/ ). Work will be split between the main industrial partner and AAU and physical presence is expected in both places, which also means that travelling should be expected.

We offer

  • Access to a state-of-the-art research laboratory equipped with a variety of mobile robots, collaborative robotic platforms, industrial robotic arms, drones, cyber-physical modules, exoskeletons, and numerous cameras and relevant equipment for experiments.
  • Multi-disciplinary and international environment.
  • A chance to see your research being brought into practice.
  • Strong engagement with industry.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Casual working environment.

Qualification requirements

We are looking for an academic strong candidate with a Master of Science in Engineering, Management Engineering or Manufacturing Technologies – or similar background. The applicant must be personally motivated to pursue a PhD study and on top of this have good written and verbal communication skills as the research will be conducted in a highly interactive and collaborative environment where industrial demonstrators play a major role.

Industrial engagement and impact are the key to the position and the candidate is asked to qualify his/her experience with industrial research as part of the application.

You may obtain further information from Professor Charles Møller, Department of Materials and Production, charles@mp.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Engineering and Science in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Ruth Klitte, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: rk@adm.aau.dk,  phone: +45 9940 7993.

For more information of The Doctoral School of Engineering and Science: www.phd.engineering.aau.dk

The application is only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

Deadline: 31 January 2021
Unit:
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Post expires on Sunday January 31st, 2021

Postdoc in Performance-Degradation Characterization and Modeling of Lithium-based Batteries

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology, a position as Postdoc in Performance-Degradation Characterization and Modeling of Lithium-based Batteries is open for appointment from 1st of February 2021 or soon thereafter.The position is available until 31/08-2022, due to the end date of the project Sustainable Energy Systems (SENSE), which will be the primary work field of the post doc position.The Department of Energy Technology is an expanding department covering most fields of Energy Technology ranging from electrical energy (Power Systems, Power Electronics, Electrical Machines) to thermal energy including Energy Systems and Fluid Mechanics and Combustion but also mechatronic systems. The department has about 285 employees – out of them are more than 115 Ph.D. students. The laboratory-facilities are world-class and the research carried out are most often in collaboration with industry.

Job description

The position is offered in relation to the research program on Battery Storage Systems and the Postdoc will be positioned to the section for Power Electronic Systems. 

Furthermore, the postdoctoral position is linked to the Sustainable Energy Systems (SENSE) project, which investigates the technical and economic feasibility of using Lithium-ion capacitors for various renewable energy storage applications.

Research areas will be within: 

• Electrical and thermal characterization of Lithium-based battery cells and packs in laboratory conditions;
• Accelerated lifetime testing of Lithium-based battery cells and packs;
• Electrical and thermal modeling as well as lifetime modeling of Lithium-based batteries;
• State-of-health estimation and diagnostics for battery cells and systems;
• Battery pack design and thermal management.

Furthermore, experience with COMSOL Multiphysics and/or ANSYS represents an advantage.

The successful candidate should demonstrate a high publication record in top international journals and strong research activities within ideally all the above mentioned research fields. Moreover, experience in teaching is an asset.

You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professor Daniel-Ioan Stroe, phone +45 3062 2589, e-mail dis@et.aau.dk

Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact HR-Partner Lise Søndergård Jacobsen by mail: est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 9567. 

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here 

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance’s current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

Deadline: 2 January 2021
Unit: Department of Energy Technology
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Post expires on Saturday January 2nd, 2021

Postdoc in Statistical learning

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Mathematical Sciences, a position as Postdoc in Statistical Learning in Electrical Engineering is open for appointment from 1st of February 2021, or soon hereafter. The position is available for a period of 2 years. Department of Mathematical Sciences participates in teaching and development of courses in mathematics and statistics for all study programs at Aalborg University. The department is responsible for mathematical and statistical educations at the university at all levels. The department’s research activities include mathematical-economy, statistics (spatial statistics, simulation based inference, statistical computing and statistics in forensic genetics), applied mathematics (mathematical approximation theory), graph theory, coding theory and topology.

Job description

The research areas of the position will be within machine learning, statistical learning, deep learning, and dynamic modelling (both frequentist and Bayesian). The post doc should be familiar with handling large time-series data-sets, feature extraction and engineering techniques (both continuous and discrete), multivariate time-series modelling (VAR, SVAR, SSM, and so on), feature reduction techniques (PCA, PLS, LASSO, and more), and how to model remaining useful battery life. Furthermore, the post doc should be able to extend these concepts from machine- and statistical learning to the deep learning framework.

The position is part of an interdisciplinary research project. Thus, the post doc needs to have intimate knowledge of Lithium-ion batteries degradation behaviour, and what causes this degradation, be accustomed with nomenclature of electrical engineering, and be familiar with the models used in the field when accounting for change in the behaviour of a battery (Equivalent Electrical Circuits, Electrochemical models, and so on).

Limited teaching within the area of mathematics and statistics can be expected, but also in other study programmes at the University.

You may obtain further professional information from Head of Department, Associate Professor, Søren Højsgaard, Phone +45 99408801 or e-mail sorenh@math.aau.dk

Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact HR-Partner Lise Søndergård Jacobsen by mail: est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 9567. 

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here 

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance’s current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

Deadline: 2 January 2021
Unit: Department of Mathematical Sciences
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Post expires on Saturday January 2nd, 2021

PhD Stipends within Distributed, Embedded and Intelligent Systems (16-20083)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Computer Science, a number of PhD stipends are available within the Computer Science study programme. The stipends are open for appointment from April 15, 2021 or soon thereafter. The Department of Computer Science features a broad range of synergistic activities within research and education in the general area of computer science, including curiosity-driven research and targeted research in collaboration with industrial partners, as well as traditional university education, with a unique problem- and project-based focus, and continued education and knowledge dissemination.

Job description

We are looking for PhD students for stipends within Distributed, Embedded and Intelligent Systems research, more specifically regarding the following areas:
• Semantic theories for modelling the behaviour of computer programs and systems
• Design, implementation and models for analysis and construction of distributed, embedded and intelligent systems
• Algorithms, methods and tools for verification, and validation of programs and systems
• Probabilistic models and algorithms for intelligent decision making and machine learning

You may obtain further information from Professor Kim Guldstrand Larsen, Department of Computer Science, email: kgl@cs.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Technical Faculty of IT and Design will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Vigdis Kit Skomager-Bohnfeldt, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, email: vkns@adm.aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 7408.

For more information of The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design: www.phd.tech.aau.dk

The application is only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of June 28, 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

Deadline: 1 February 2021
Unit: Department of Computer Science
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Post expires on Monday February 1st, 2021

PhD Stipend in Cybersecurity and IoT (8-20084)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, a PhD stipend in Cybersecurity and IoT is available within the general study programme Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The stipend is open for appointment from April 1, 2021, or soon as possible thereafter.

Job description

We seek a PhD in Security in thing-to-cloud IoTalentum architectures for IoT ecosystems. The objective of the research is to identify and describe new models mapping, quantifying, forecasting and ensuring adequate levels of privacy and security within the distributed computing centers the IoTalentum cloud-to-thing continuum. To develop and testing of a hardware-free identification tool for computing centers to increase the level of security and privacy of collected data in IoT virtual environments.

The PhD is part of the opening of 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) positions within the IoTalentum project (www.iotalentum.eu). IoTalentum is a European Training Network (ETN) funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (MSCA). The MSCA ITN programme offers a highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions.

The global research objective of IoTalentum is to develop the next generation of IoT producing coordinated advantages in the area of infrastructures and cybersecurity and use it for the development of any application of next generation of IoT, and, in particular, those of smart grids. That global research objective is divided into three subobjectives:

  • To develop an integral, autonomous and flexible control (assisted by artificial intelligence techniques) for a heterogeneous infrastructure for next generation of IoT based on 5G with an optical backhaul and equipped with the distributed computing and storage resources of the Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) paradigm.
  • To propose new cybersecurity solutions to keep the integrity of the highly-distributed infrastructure of IoTalentum by acting on different layers.
  • To develop smart grids using the infrastructure and the services of the next generation of IoT. To test the breakthroughs on infrastructure and cybersecurity in the smart grids sector. The global and interdisciplinary approach of IoTalentum ensures that their outcomes can be used by other sectors.

IoTalentum will train the recruited ESRs through an outstanding training program that includes coordinated research in different IoT fields. All ESRs will be enrolled in PhD programmes (applicants have to fulfil entry conditions of those programs). Moreover, all ESRs will enjoy 10 months secondment in the workplace of other consortium partners (ensuring that each ESR stays at least eight months at industry). Moreover, IoTalentum also offers a continuous educational backbone over the whole duration of the project.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for full-time fixed-term positions (36 months) as an Early Stage Researcher (ESR).

Why Apply?

IoTalentum is financially supported by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA). The benefits of being an ESR of IoTalentum include:

  • ESRs will work in a stimulating, creative and internationally learning environment through an unique interdisciplinary research training program.
  • ESRs will be enrolled in top-quality PhD programs.
  • IoTalentum training program offers unique, leading edge infrastructure and expertise, which is not available at a single place.
  • ESRs will be advised by excellent group leaders – they are all outstanding in their research and trainings.
  • The IoTalentum consortium was generated with the firm purpose of training ESRs so that they can enter the labour market both in academic and non-academic environments.
  • All ESRs will be exposed to very different and complementary research environment in both academia and industrial participating organisations.
  • ESRs will spend 30% of their recruitment time in different institutions of the network. The ESR rrecruited by AAU will enjoy secondments of at least eight months at industrial beneficiary or partner organization.
  • Strong involvement of industrial partners in training activities.
  • ESRs will have the opportunity to acquire outstanding complementary training in transferable skills (e.g. presentation techniques, networking, publishing, and outreach activities) as well as leadership, innovation and entrepreneurial skills.
  • ESRs will have the opportunity to acquire lifetime skills and optimum opportunities to build and extend your international network available to you throughout your professional career.


Eligibility Criteria

The applicants must, at the date of the call deadline, comply with the following eligibility criteria:

  • To hold a MSc degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or a related field.
  • To have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
  • At the time of recruitment by the host organization, candidates should be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research career.
  • Candidates must comply with the European Commission’s mobility rule, meaning at the time of recruitment by the host organization, they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the starting employment contract date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account. The positions are open to all nationalities.
  • To be proficient in English language

The eligibility of the researcher will be determined at the date of the recruitment (i.e. the first day of the employment of the researcher for the purposes of the action)

Work Conditions

The MSCA ITN programme offers a highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions. The successful candidates will receive a salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for ESRs.

Selected candidates will have a fulltime employment contract for the duration of 3 years (36 months).

In accordance with the MSCA regulations for ESRs, the salary for selected candidates is constituted by a generous living allowance, a mobility allowance and a family allowance (depending on family situation).

You may obtain further information from Professor Knud Erik Skouby, email: skouby@cmi.aau.dk and Associate Professor Sokol Kosta, email: sok@cmi.aau.dk, Department of Electronic Systems, concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Technical Faculty of IT and Design will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Lisbeth Diinhoff , The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, email: ld@adm.aau.dk , phone: +45 9940 9589.

For more information of The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design: www.phd.tech.aau.dk

The application is only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

Deadline: 31 January 2021
Unit: Department of Electronic Systems
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Post expires on Sunday January 31st, 2021

PhD stipend: Design for long-life ICT enabled Products (7-20081)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University, a 3-year PhD stipend is available within the study program of Media, Architecture & Design. The PhD Stipend will be situated at Aalborg University. The position is available from January 1, 2021 or soonest thereafter.The Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology has as its goal the development of an innovative cluster of engineering-based environments for education and research which integrates creativity, engineering and technology within the disciplines of architecture, urban design, industrial design, digital design and interactive media. The department is a leading research and educational environment in Denmark that addresses the challenge of the interplay between creativity and technology and develops new areas in research and education directed towards the end-user.

Job description

We consume products in an ever-faster pace and a lot of this pace is driven by two main factors: new technologies provide new opportunities and secondly companies try to stay relevant by updating their product portfolio on a regular basis. This rate of consumption is not sustainable, as resources are diminishing and the request for recycling materials and minimising energy consumption is increasing. We need to keep using our products for a longer period before they are recycled, to reduce each products impact.

This is especially challenging for the fast ageing of ICT enabled products – product where a large component of the products intrinsic value lies in its connectivity, intelligence or otherwise software-based digital features. We therefore need to investigate the challenges and opportunities to lengthen the lifespan of ICT enabled products.

Several potential directions and many different strategies for prolonging the life exist already: refurbishing (e.g. Apple Refurbished), repurposing or upcycling of the products (e.g. Samsung’s Galaxy Upcycling Project), modularisation to allow updating parts (e.g. the Fairphone), adding and retrofitting novel technology to old products to bring new life and features to them (e.g. the HiFiBerry), just to name few. But these strategies are a way of dealing with products that are not designed for a prolonged life.

How can new ICT enabled products be designed to have a longer lifespan? How can a product with today’s technology be designed to be upgraded with tomorrows yet unknown technology? Can the combination and recombination of the different layers of industrial design, digital components and end-user interaction be a way to enable successful long-lasting ICT enabled products? And what new strategies and challenges arises from this vision?

This PhD project is the quest for understanding these opportunities and challenges in specific and concrete domains and product categories to derive new design and construction principles to increase the lifespan of ICT enabled products. This can be done in collaboration with companies and organisations that provide context and technology for experimentation and investigation. The goal is to demonstrate the applicability and potential of the developed design guidelines on concrete products.

The PhD candidate is expected to outline his/her proposal specific challenges and possible companies, product categories or otherwise contextual boundaries. These can be derived from personal interests, prior work experiences or similar. The candidate is also expected to work inter-disciplinary (Industrial Design, Interaction Design etc.) and combine knowledge from different communities (e.g. Maker culture).

Applicants who wants to discuss potential proposals and subjects or obtain further information concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend are more than welcome to contact Christian Tollestrup, Associate Professor Industrial Design (cht@create.aau.dk) and Markus Löcthefeld, Associate Professor Media Technology (mloc@create.aau.dk)

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Technical Faculty of IT and Design will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Vigdis Skomager-Bohnfeldt, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, email: vkns@adm.aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 7408.

For more information of The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design: www.phd.tech.aau.dk

The application is only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

Deadline: 4 December 2020
Unit: Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
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Post expires on Friday December 4th, 2020

Postdoc position in probabilistic machine learning

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, we are looking for a candidate for a postdoc position in the Distributed, Embedded, and Intelligent Systems group at the Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University, Denmark. The postdoc position is initially for one year, with the possibility of extension for up to 2 years based on mutual agreement.

Job description

The position is primarily associated with the cross-disciplinary project CLAIRE: Controlling water in an urban environment. Urban water environments are complex and distributed with processes operating on different scales. Observations and sensor measurements from water systems are sparse, giving an incomplete representation of the full system and providing only a partial basis for resource optimisation. The overall aim of CLAIRE is to combine machine learning and formal model checking techniques with water engineering to optimise water resources while also ensuring safe and sustainable management of these resources.
 
As a postdoctoral researcher in the project, you will develop probabilistic machine learning models and algorithms for doing the monitoring and prediction of water resources based on heterogeneous and distributed sensor data. The main focus will be on probabilistic machine learning (e.g., learning and inference in probabilistic graphical models), integrating qualitative and quantitative domain knowledge and possibly incorporating deep learning components. 
 
The developed models will be integrated into the formal model checking tool UPPAAL Stratego, which provides techniques for synthesising safe control strategies through a combination of formal model checking techniques and reinforcement learning.
 
As part of the project, you will work closely with researchers in machine learning and formal methods as well as researchers from water engineering.

Limited teaching within the area can be expected, but also in other study programmes at the University.  
Who are you?
– You have a PhD in computer science, statistics, or related field- Experience with probabilistic machine learning
– Knowledge about methods for model checking and formal verification
– Good programming skills
– Publication record in peer-reviewed conferences and journals
– Excellent level of both written and spoken English
– Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
 
The Computer Science Department at Aalborg University takes a leading international position within data management and verification. We have a strong international profile in Mathematics-Computer Science & Engineering, also hosting the two most highly cited Computer Scientists in the country.
 
Aalborg is an attractive student city located at the Fjord and close to the Sea. It is easily reached by train and via Aalborg Airport. Denmark, in general, and Aalborg in particular, is known for the excellent quality of life.
 
For more information, visit the website of the International Staff Unit (ISU) and Visit Aalborg.

You may obtain further professional information from Professor MSO Thomas Dyhre Nielsen tdn@cs.aau.dk and Professor Kim Guldstrand Larsen kgl@cs.aau.dk

Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Sanne V. Hejlesen by mail est-st-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 3972.

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance’s current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

Deadline: 18 December 2020
Unit: Department of Computer Science
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Post expires on Friday December 18th, 2020

Postdoc position – CAPE/Service Design – AAU Copenhagen

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University Copenhagen, a full-time position as Postdoc in Service Design is open for appointment for a period of 2 years from April 1 2021 or soon hereafter. The Department of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology's goal is the development of an innovative cluster of engineering-based environments for education and research which integrate creativity, engineering and technology within the disciplines of architecture, urban design, industrial design, digital design and interactive media. The department is a leading research and educational environment in Denmark that addresses the challenge of the interplay between creativity and technology, and develops new areas in research and education directed towards the end-user.

Job description

The position is placed in the Service Design research group of the Medialogy Section at the Copenhagen campus and will entail participating in the CAPE research project which explores how libraries can act as a hub for citizen-based innovation of public e-services by hosting Civic Innovation Centers (CIC). Within the project, the AAU team will have a specific focus on the design practices to re-use open data into public innovation places. The research includes desktop research on best digitalization practices, mapping of data owners and existing data-based services in Scandinavia and worldwide and interviews on libraries current work and future opportunities.

The role involves working in conjunction with research partners and colleagues as project manager for the AAU team within the CAPE project, writing and submitting deliverables and publishing internationally recognized research.

More specifically the postdoc will have the following tasks :

  • Identify general trends in participatory public service development.
  • Research on emergent citizen interaction initiatives.
  • Map data owners and existing data-based services in Scandinavia and worldwide.
  • Model the Civic Innovation Center in terms of its configuration and sustainability.
  • Coordinate the activities with the local pilot (Ballerup library)
  • Coordinate the dissemination activities of the project
  • Produce high-level scientific publications on these topics.
  • Participate in the preparation of research applications.

Preferably the candidate has one or more of the following qualifications:

  • PhD in the area of Service Design, UX Design, Interaction Design or other disciplines of relevance for the position. 
  • Evidenced experience of taking an intellectual lead in carrying out research projects, and publishing high quality research outputs in highly ranked academic journals. 
  • Evidenced experience of contributing to and reporting on projects, including working with project budgets. 
  • Demonstrable understanding of good practice in research conduct providing examples (including in research ethics, research integrity and handling research data). 
  • Demonstrable ability to be an effective and collaborative member of an interdisciplinary team (and to take an intellectual leadership role), working constructively with senior staff and supporting the work of less experienced staff or students involved in projects. 
  • Good communication skills in English and creativity in service design and co-design
  • Documented experience of working with open data and data visualization
  • Documented ability to independently conduct research of a sufficient standard
  • Reflective presentation of their own pedagogical outlook and practices
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with actors in other parts of society with a connection to education and research
  • Satisfactory level of proficiency in Danish

You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professor Amalia De Goetzen, tel. +45 9940 2621, mail: ago@create.aau.dk

Qualification requirements:
Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Sanne V. Hejlesen by mail est-st-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 99403972. 

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here 

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance’s current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

Deadline: 31 January 2021
Unit: Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
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Post expires on Sunday January 31st, 2021

PhD Stipend in futuring and design (7-20080)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University Copenhagen, a 3-year PhD stipend is available within the study program of Media, Architecture & Design. The PhD Stipend will be situated at the Aalborg University Copenhagen campus with mandatory visits to the campus in Aalborg. The position is available from February 1, 2021 or soonest thereafter.The Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology has as its goal the development of an innovative cluster of engineering-based environments for education and research which integrates creativity, engineering and technology within the disciplines of architecture, urban design, industrial design, digital design and interactive media. The department is a leading research and educational environment in Denmark that addresses the challenge of the interplay between creativity and technology and develops new areas in research and education directed towards the end-user.

Job description

The PhD Stipend is to be part of an interdisciplinary collaboration between the two departmental research groups of Service Systems Design and Urban Design – Transformation & Mobilities with the purpose of exploring design methodologies as a co-creative and empowering approach to societal issues and publics formation.

The overall theme of the stipend is that of future making and scenario building in participatory processes. The purpose of the PhD is to create research-based knowledge about theories and methods on how futuring and, in particular, the creation of scenarios can be used to support broader participation across urban and service design processes. The intention is to explore scenario building as a way to more collaboratively envision, describe, explain and predict how our cities and related services can and shall develop in the future. The PhD should explore such theoretical and methodological aspects through a case study setting (exploring how scenario building can be applied in an urban environment undergoing societal change).

You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Luca Simeone, lsi@create.aau.dk or Associate Professor Lea Holst Laursen, llhl@create.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

Qualification requirements:
– A master’s degree in a design discipline, architecture, arts, humanities or future studies, or similarly related fields. The final degree needs to be confirmed by the time of appointment.

– Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

– The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the proposed project within the time frame

– The applicant’s ability to complete the research training

– Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities

– The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation

The application must contain:

  • A motivation letter
  • Updated curriculum vitae
  • Copy of educational degrees

We prioritize applicants who submit a short “project description” (2-5 pages), which is a suggestion for a PhD project within the theme mentioned above. This project description should include: one or more research questions, a study design including methods and theories for the research project and a time schedule. Applicants can also enclose recommendation letters if they wish to do so.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure please contact Ms. Vigdis Kit Skomager-Bohnfeldt, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, email: vkns@adm.aau.dk – phone: +45 9940 7408.

For more information of The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design: www.phd.tech.aau.dk

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Technical Faculty of IT and Design will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

The application is only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

Deadline: 4 January 2021
Unit: Department of Electronic Systems
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Post expires on Monday January 4th, 2021

PhD scholarship in Finance

At the Faculty of Social Sciences, Aalborg University Business School, a PhD scholarship in Finance is open for appointment on 1 February 2021 or as soon as possible.

Job description

Aalborg University Business School invites applications for a PhD scholarship in Finance.

The newly established Aalborg University Business School conducts research in a wide array of business disciplines. The Business School is in the process of preparing itself for a transformation into an accredited business school with a strong corporate engagement profile.

The Finance group at Aalborg University Business School has recently undergone a rapid expansion and currently consists of three Full Professors and two Assistant Professors. Their research has recently appeared in Management Science, Journal of Banking and Finance, European Economic Review and similar high-quality academic journals. Furthermore, the finance research group is responsible for a master degree in finance. To further enhance the group, we are looking for a highly qualified, independent, motivated and goal-oriented individual with a passion for research.

The PhD specialization in Finance focuses on developing solid theoretical knowledge and methodological skills of the PhD students. Consequently, we are looking for applicants with strong quantitative skills and a solid background in finance, economics, financial mathematics, and statistics. Candidates must be strongly motivated for doctoral studies and express an interest in academic research and teaching, and have good communication and analytical skills. Proficiency in English is required in order to publish and present research results at international academic journals and conferences. We welcome project proposals—theoretical or empirical—in three broad areas: asset pricing, portfolio management, and Big Data in Finance.

Our PhD program is a three-year fully funded program. Throughout the course of your PhD, further training in finance and financial econometrics is offered, and you will be introduced to Danish and international research networks. Aalborg University Business School provides a supportive research environment and research facilities, travel support, etc. are generally good. PhD students are expected to contribute to the development of Finance courses and spend part of their research time abroad.

For further information regarding the position (application procedure etc), see https://www.business.aau.dk/.


Qualification requirements

The PhD scholarship has a duration of three years. Applicants to the PhD scholarship must hold a degree equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Applicants enrolled at a Danish Master programme who expect to graduate before the date of appointment must forward statement from thesis supervisor, verified transcripts, a copy of thesis contract and documentation for the date of their final exam.

The completion of the scholarship will be in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities No 1039 of 27 August 2013 (the PhD Order), and it is a prerequisite for allocation of a scholarship that enrolment as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences takes place. According to the PhD Order, the PhD study comprises among other requirements: Participation in active research environments, including stays at other, mainly foreign, research institutions, private research enterprises etc.

Please find information on admission requirements for PhD positions on the website of the Doctoral School.
Application requirements

  •  letter of motivation
  • project proposal (approx. 5 pages) containing the research project title, an outline of the course of study and a description of the overall problem areas
  • information on which language the PhD thesis is expected to be written in
  • curriculum vitae
  • diplomas confirming academic degrees (Master degree), including academic transcripts
  • Applicants WHO are planning to complete a doctoral thesis in English and who do not have English as a first language or WHO have not completed an English language-based Master’s programme (or an equivalent educational achievement in English) shall provide documentation that they have passed one of the following official tests with the respective minimum score: IELTS (band score):7 TOEFL (paper-based): 600, TOEFL (internet-based): 100. 
  • Co-author statement. If publications that have been written in cooperation with others are submitted, a declaration from each of the authors must be enclosed. The declaration must state the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the total work and be signed by the authors.
  • Application for credit transfer if relevant.

The complete application including attachments shall be sent electronically by selecting the “apply online” function on AAU’s job-portal https://www.stillinger.aau.dk/ (not other online job portals that may have reposted the position).
Please note that zipped files are not supported by the recruitment system, please upload only Word or PDF files.
Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be undertaken by an expert assessment committee.
Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications, the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not. The selected applicants will be informed of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will have the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that applies to the applicant in question. When the employment process has been terminated, a final rejection will be sent to the applicants who are not considered.

The Faculty draws your attention to the fact that the applicant’s project description may be tested for plagiarism in the IT system iThenticate.

Contact

You may obtain further information regarding the academic contents of the position from associate professor Allan Næs Gjerding, e-mail: ang@business.aau.dk, Phone: +4561150143 and professor Frederik Lundtofte, e-mail: fsl@business.aau.dk.

If you have questions regarding the procedure of applying for the position, please contact Mette Bjerring, mb@adm.aau.dk .

Agreement

Appointment and salary in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities No 242 of 13 March 2012 and The Ministry of Higher Education and Science Circular concerning the job structure for academic staff at universities of 19 August 2015. Salary will be in accordance with the agreements in force.

Deadline: 4 January 2021
Unit:
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Post expires on Monday January 4th, 2021