Postdoc in InterHUB project

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Civil Engineering, a position as Postdoc in Architectural Engineering is open for appointment from July 15, 2018 or soon hereafter. The position ends on March 31, 2021. The Department of Civil Engineering focuses on the technical and scientific disciplines within civil engineering. Research areas span from Indoor Environment, Wind Turbines, Structural Design, Structural Materials, Geotechnical Engineering, Wave Energy to Traffic along with many other areas. The research is conducted in a national as well as an international research environment. The Department takes on contract research for both public institutions and private companies. The research projects involve both theoretical research and in situ measurements along with laboratory experiments. As an employee at the Department of Civil Engineering you become a part of an international research environment, where focus is on innovation, knowledge sharing and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Job description

The post doc position is part of the interdisciplinary project InterHUB - Intermittent energy - Integrating Households, Utilities and Buildings”

The Research Topic

The vision of InterHUB project is that the future buildings will be an active and integrated part of the energy system. This will have implications for everyday household practices, the ways in which buildings and their associated technologies are designed and for the ways in which energy providers operate. Central research topics to be investigated are: how households interact with and understand different types of building technologies, how households relate to utilities providing different services, how different types of professionals communicate with each other and with households on energy issues, and how developments within buildings and provision systems influence each other.


The objective of the post doc project is to investigate the relation between the household and the building systems design and how this interaction takes place depending on the type of technologies and buildings used in new smart grid settings. The work will also focus on the development of a new design and evaluation framework including appropriate modelling methods, that allow for the optimal design and operation of energy flexible buildings – both existing and future buildings and building energy systems – while taking into account the impact and consequences for user practices and user acceptability of different design solutions identified.

You may obtain further information from Professor Per Heiselberg, phone: +45 9940 8541, e-mail: concerning the technical aspects of the position.

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.

We wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Lisbeth Palmelund by mail or phone (+45) 9940 7553.
Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here. 


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.   

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Wed May 30 00:00:00 CEST 2018

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