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Postdoc in the area of Operation Research

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Mechanical, Production and Management Engineering, a position as a Postdoc in the area of Operation Research is open for appointment from July 1st 2019 or soon thereafter for a period of 2 years. Department of Materials and Production (MP) is 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 in the department, you will become a part of an international research environment, where the focus is on innovation, knowledge sharing/building and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Job description

The position is within the Operations Research (OR) group at Aalborg University and the research is in a highly synergic cooperation with leading Danish and European companies and international academic partners. The OR group focuses on analyzing, modeling and solving decision problems primarily in the domains of manufacturing, transportation and defense. Furthermore, the group has a research focus on autonomous systems and scheduling, routing and optimization algorithms from areas such as automated guided vehicles (AGVs), mobile robots and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

As a successful applicant you will participate in education, academic and collaborative research activities in the group and with external partners. The research covered by the position will be within the core of the research group and the applicant’s profile should therefore address one or several of the areas of Optimization, Discrete Problems, Stochastic Problems, Meta-heuristic development and/or implementation.

The candidate is expected to contribute to ongoing research projects as well as participate in activities supporting future research projects and initiatives.

The applicant with a solid teaching background and very strong English skills will be preferred. Teaching will primarily be within the Global Business Engineering and Operations and Supply Chain Management engineering programs, as well as in other study programs at the university.

The candidate should be able to demonstrate research height in form of ISI's Web of Science publications and the preferred candidate will also be able to demonstrate application of research in practice. Appropriate candidates should have a master's and PhD degree in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics or a related field.

Interested applicants may obtain further professional information from Associate Prof. Peter Nielsen, +459940 8932 or e-mail: peter@mp.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 e-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.


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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Tue Apr 30 00:00:00 CEST 2019

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